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Retail talent shortage or labor shift?

August 27, 2021

Retailers are being particularly hard hit by the talent shortage. Just what is going on and what can be done to bring the workers back?

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Will increasing pay be enough to bring back the hourly workers?

August 23, 2021

Whether it's an hourly talent shortage or a crisis, the fact remains that employers are struggling to find and keep hourly workers. Several large organization have already increased starting pay and/or their internal minimum wage in an attempt to attract and retain employees. So far though, increasing pay to attract hourly workers doesn't seem to be effective. What else are employers doing to get the much-needed hourly workers?

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The importance of ESGs in incentive plans

August 20, 2021

The use of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) metrics in incentive plan design is expanding as ESG investment strategies are becoming the norm for many institutional investors. How are you incorporating ESGs into your rewards strategy?

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Making the most of your summer

July 19, 2021

Enjoying your summer? We hope so! Want to get a leg up on the busy season in the fall? Here are four easy things you can do to set yourself up for success.

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The importance of alternative transportation benefits

June 28, 2021

Companies continue to implement alternative transportation benefits to supplement what they have for car benefits in an effort to ‘go green’. Is it time your gave your transportation benefit policies a tune up?

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Three key lessons organizations learned while we worked from home

May 03, 2021

As the world starts opening up, we are taking a moment to reflect on what the leaders of our organizations likely learned from having a remote workforce. Christina Boiler, one of Mercer’s U.S. leaders, shares her thoughts.

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How to determine pay for your remote workers

April 19, 2021

Now that many employees can work from an entirely different region, how should pay be determined? And what if a worker needs to travel to the physical office occasionally — who should bear the costs? As companies implement long-term remote work policies for the post-pandemic world, it’s important you have the answers as an HR professional.

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4 Fast facts about outplacement today

April 14, 2021

What are organizations offering currently for outplacement services and to which employee groups? How effective are outplacement services? Mercer's recent outplacement survey looked to find these answers. Here are four fast facts about outplacement today.

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