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COVID-19 update: handling mobility issues

March 23, 2020

Global Mobility teams have been front and center dealing with the COVID-19 developments around the world. Companies are striving to keep assignees safe while complying with corporate policies that are changing daily. At Mercer, we have been in ongoing conversations with our clients, discussing a variety of issues flowing from the COVID-19 outbreak, which affect global mobility programs.

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Pulsing with a purpose: 5 considerations for effective employee engagement surveys

March 23, 2020

Pulse surveys can provide critical insights on an ongoing basis to help shape effective employee policies — but only if conducted correctly. Poorly designed pulse surveys can actually have the opposite effect: they’ll drag down morale and hinder productivity. Start pulsing with a purpose by asking yourself these five questions.

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Preparing for a possible pandemic: four things leaders and managers can do now

March 16, 2020

For leaders and managers in many organizations, the coronavirus outbreak is raising questions and concerns. What’s the best way to help employees during a global health crisis? Based on research from various fields—including crisis management, workplace wellness, and organizational leadership – here are four steps to consider.

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Global Mobility in the midst of COVID-19

March 13, 2020

The most recent and ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak highlights the need for companies to have a clear plan in place with identified triggers to set it in motion, particularly companies with employees living and working outside of their home country. Here are some resources to help you think through your approach.

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Crafting your remote work policy: pros and cons of the virtual work revolution

March 08, 2020

More and more workers today are looking for the option to work remotely. With the help of modern technology, it’s a perfectly realistic option for many. Offering virtual work opportunities could be an attractive strategy for you as an HR professional, but it’s not ideal for every situation. Are you ready to start developing your virtual work policy?

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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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Crowdsourced data: full disclosure or half-truths?

March 02, 2020

Crowdsourced compensation data used to be a real ‘no-no’ when market pricing, but now more and more companies are finding that crowdsourced data can provide timely information to supplement traditional salary surveys. What is crowdsourced compensation data and how should you use it? Read on to find out.

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