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Win with empathy

May 18, 2020

Mercer’s Global Talent Trends found that in North America, most employees (63%) believe their organization does not effectively balance economics and empathy when making decisions. Leading companies listen intently to their people and show they care by nudging them towards brighter futures.

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Why you need to check in on your employees

April 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world of work — and life in general — upside down. Strong employee engagement is always critical to the success of your organization. In the current climate, it’s even more essential. Discover why it’s so important to check in on your employees right now and how to do it effectively.

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CA Compensation Planning Survey Pulse – April Edition

April 28, 2020

Earlier this month, Mercer conducted the 2020 US Compensation Survey – Monthly Pulse. Given the current economy and dynamism of the labor market, we decided to take the “pulse” of employers right now to find out how the COVID-19 crisis may or may not have impacted 2020 salary increase budgets and implementation. Take a look to understand how others are handling merit and total increases for 2020 and beyond.

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Communicating layoffs to remaining employees in 5 steps

April 22, 2020

Layoffs are a challenging time for all involved. Following these five best practices for communicating layoffs to remaining employees will help to ease the transition and set up the organization for future success.

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Reduction-in-Force Checklist | Canada

April 17, 2020

A key piece to your brand reputation is how you treat your employees, even when a reduction in force is necessary. Learn how to improve your workforce transition strategies with this comprehensive reduction-in-force checklist.

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A message from our US & Canada survey leader

April 17, 2020

Many clients have asked about the reliability of our compensation data in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting market volatility. We share that concern and are taking action now so that the surveys we publish in Q3 are relevant and accurately reflect the market. In this brief video Belinda Roberts, Survey Leader for the US and Canada, talks about some of the specific things Mercer is doing now to address these concerns.

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Why survey data (still) matters

April 15, 2020

Times of uncertainty naturally make us feel overwhelmed and anxious. It's tempting to spend time on other essential activities and choose not to participate in compensation and benefits surveys and maybe to even consider compensation surveys as a variable cost that you can reduce this year. Not now; you’re going to need this data.

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