HR Essentials for Small and Growing Businesses
Make Informed HR Decisions
A key piece to your organization's success is your employees. You need to attract great people. You need to keep those great people. One of the best ways to do both is to ensure that your employees’ salary and benefit packages are competitive with the market.
Let us help you get and stay competitive with human resource decisions backed by data. And not just any data — HR data and information trusted by big companies at an affordable price.
Mercer has been #1 in human resource consulting for more than a decade! This distinction comes from Vault, a provider of career planning research for professionals and recent graduates.
Data is 100% employer-reported from HR professionals and then analyzed for validity, thoroughness, and market representation based on the organization’s size, structure, geographic region, and more.
Know what you should pay.
Evaluate your employees’ salaries against the market for 100 of the top-matched jobs across a broad range of industries and functional areas to ensure you’re paying at the right rates. The Small and Growing Businesses Salary Report gives you data on base pay; salary ranges; short-term, long-term, and sales incentives; total cash compensation; and more for each job. Price: $1,500.
Understand current pay trends.
With the Compensation Planning Survey, easily evaluate your plans to use (or not use) things like pay-for-performance practices, lump sum payments vs. salary increases, or structure adjustments to see if you’re in line with the competition. Price: $950.
Establish a compensation philosophy.
Order the Compensation Policies and Practices Survey to get the latest insights on how similar organizations are handling hot trends in compensation policies — flexible working arrangements, maternity/paternity leave, paid time off, shift premiums, on-call pay, overtime pay, and more. Price: $1,200.
Considering a second location?
As an online, interactive tool MarketPricer gives you the power to find salary data for an individual job within the location, industry, and company size that's the closest comparison to your situation. With data on base pay, total cash, and the mix of base and bonus pay for over 2,000 positions within 70+ countries, find the data you need for your next location. Price: $200/job.
Understand common benefit packages.
Easily understand the laws and regulation governing employee benefits in the US with the Worldwide Benefits and Employment Guidelines – US Report. This quick reference guide provides information on US employment conditions and typical employer benefit practices, allowing you to create effective, attractive, and statutorily correct benefit plans. Price: $500.
Learn what truly motivates your people.
The Mercer | Sirota Engagement Snapshot Survey measures employee engagement using a proven, research-driven model and is ideal for small and mid-size organizations. Delivered online, this snapshot survey uses a set of predefined dimensions and items to get at the validated drivers of engagement.
Need some expert advice?
Mercer PeoplePro is here for you! Mercer PeoplePro provides HR expertise on-demand. Our experts can help you on the spot with your immediate needs, or do the work for you, from issues ranging from job descriptions, employee handbooks, salary assessments, and more.