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Mercer’s got your back … 75 years and counting

June 29, 2020

Many of you are now starting to look to the future and plan for 2021. Let’s face it — 2020 has been a doozy. You may have questions about your compensation philosophy, which surveys to purchase, and what other perks to offer employees to keep them engaged. We hear you. Read on to learn how Mercer is responding by taking new actions to provide you with the most up-to-date, accurate data and insight to support your decision-making in this challenging time.

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COVID-19 – Little to no impact on rewards practices

June 25, 2020

In June’s version of the Canada Compensation Planning Pulse survey, participants were asked about how they are handling other compensation management decisions, beyond annual base pay increases. Their response — to simplify, is that it’s business as usual.

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Most employers are staying the course

May 27, 2020

Though the headlines would have you believe that employers are all reducing their workforce and cutting pay, according to Mercer’s May edition of the 2020 Canadian Compensation Planning Pulse Survey, that doesn’t exactly seem to be the case.

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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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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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Don’t get left in the dust – Join Mercer’s 2020 NA Mining Survey today

April 03, 2020

Change has been on the horizon for the mining industry for a while now. Beyond the increasing number of retiring workers, mining companies have gradually adopted technology to improve data and safety. These two factors have been slowly transforming the work as well as the workers required. Read on to hear about the challenges and solutions in the mining industry.

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The shifting purpose of base pay

March 02, 2020

Budgets for merit-based salary increases have remained flat for years, meaning your company should be looking to other avenues for incentivizing and retaining top-performing employees. The use of performance-based bonus is an attractive option for doing so, but only when executed correctly.

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