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Stay informed to make responsible rewards decisions

Stay informed to make responsible rewards decisions

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The global pandemic disrupted the broader public sector. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, healthcare re-deployed staff across provinces, transportation implemented face coverings and additional cleaning measures, and thousands of Canadian, Provincial, and Municipal government, agency, and commission staff transitioned to remote working in efforts to keep colleagues and the public safe while continuing to provide essential services.

What’s next? How will your organization continue to reinvent? How will work change and how can you support employees on this journey?

Mercer has data and insights to help you make informed decisions, keep your talent strategy relevant, and elevate your overall employee experience.

Evaluating your pay strategy

Historically, impacts to compensation in economic downturns are delayed to subsequent years in the broader public sector. In part, due to the prevalence of unionized employees and the timing of budget decisions, which are already negotiated or approved and guide the short-term. Longer-term impacts of the current conditions on compensation will vary by the financial impacts that the COVID-19 response has had on the government. Organizations across the broader public sector will need to stay informed on compensation impacts and evaluate their pay strategy to ensure they remain competitive to attract and retain talent while managing pay in a legislatively compliant and fiscally responsible manner.

Listening to your people

Employee engagement is key to leading with empathy, which is a top concern for employers, according to Mercer’s Global Talent Trends report. But employee engagement is not a one-size-fits-all approach. And deploying an engagement survey is not the first step. Take a look at engagement tools that can help you get the best out of your brightest by listening to your employees.

Refreshing your policies

Do your policies and practices need a revamp given how quickly the world of work has changed? Mercer’s reports cover that and more, such as relocation, compensation administration, paid time off and benefits and perks. All go into creating an employee value proposition that supports your talent strategy. Find the information you need today.

Making tough decisions

When making difficult choices related to layoffs, furloughs and hours-cuts, it’s important to remember that how your organization treats departing employees has a lasting impact on your employer brand. Get the tools you need to handle these tough decisions gracefully and be conscientious of your impacted employees’ well-being.