Introducing the new Mercer Job Library
A comprehensive job catalog for Mercer’s compensation and benefits surveys
Mercer Job Library is a comprehensive job catalog for Mercer’s compensation and benefits surveys, providing one global job catalog and job analysis approach.
- Improved experience – More data available with roll-up functionality, clearer relationships between jobs, more ways to quickly find the data you need
- Enhanced job content – Improved job descriptions, recognizable job codes, better cross-market comparisons
- Consistent data collection – Coming soon! New online technology platform for simplified data collection, automated matching and IPE consistency
- Intuitive results analysis – Mercer WIN enhancements to make analysis more intuitive, including browser-like filters and helpful hints throughout your experience
See the full list of surveys joining Mercer Job Library in 2018:
Mercer Job Library Overview
Mercer Job Library FAQs
Mercer Job Library has identified the relationships between Jobs and set up two additional types of compensation reporting units – Core Jobs and Mercer Combined Jobs. These are additional data sets reported in our surveys based on the combination of related sets of underlying Jobs. These features are useful in the following situations:
- Job responsibilities are changing in your organization, requiring analysis of a broader comparator market
- You are experiencing recruiting difficulties for a specific skill set in a specific market, and therefore need to look at a broader or related set of jobs
- Insufficient data in the survey for the specific job and refinement combination you are seeking
Jobs — basic survey results representing a specific type of work at a specific Career Level.
Core Jobs — an aggregate of underlying Jobs within a Sub-Family at a specific Career level.
Mercer Combined Jobs — with our in-depth expertise, we have created job combinations and aggregated data sets, similar to the Combine Jobs functionality in Mercer WIN, to provide you with a broader look at the market.
Core Job and Mercer Combined Job are two new additional data sets reported in our surveys. The more specialized Job data is still available; however, with the relationships between Jobs well defined, Mercer will aggregate data to create these two new reporting units. Core Jobs aggregate all data for the Jobs within a Sub-Family. Mercer will also set up Mercer Combined Jobs consisting of any reasonable combination of Jobs. This is another way to serve up more data to you, without forcing you to identify realistic combinations and do the work of combining jobs in WIN.
Mercer’s compensation surveys already included thousands of jobs across hundreds of markets and dozens of industries. We studied our existing database of jobs, researched current trends in job families and industry labor markets, and partnered with our consulting colleagues to determine the appropriate relationships between jobs.
The coding has been updated to be more intuitive and Mercer Job Library has two new Executive Levels to better reflect the hierarchies found in some markets. The Career Stream Level descriptions have been refreshed, and consistent language is used across all jobs globally. Clients are now able to match to additional specializations and even more Levels during data submission.
Yes! While we’re moving to a single, integrated catalog to allow easier analysis across products, we are maintaining those unique industry jobs. They’ve simply been arranged to align with related jobs found in other industries, allowing those data points to be included – where relevant – in our new Core Jobs and Mercer Combined Jobs.
You will receive your data collection kit as usual, including a questionnaire and job matching tool. If you have participated in the 2017 version of the survey, your questionnaire will be prepopulated with your previous matches that are mapped to a new Mercer Job Library job based on Mercer’s careful mapping of old methodology to new. As many job descriptions have been clarified in Mercer Job Library and new jobs appear, you will want to review these mapped jobs and the new job catalog to identify any better and additional matches you would like to make. The job matching tool will look familiar, with the same helpful tools, job matrices, and job descriptions to help in the matching process.
Clients who did not submit data in 2017 will not have a prepopulated questionnaire; however, if you have matched to Mercer jobs in the past, you will have access to those same mapping files to help with your matching to the new Mercer Job Library
In 2018, your data submission process will be the same as in prior years, but for a smooth transition to Mercer Job Library, Mercer will convert your TRS job codes into Mercer Job Library codes for you. While 2018 will be a transition year – starting with supporting functions moving to the new coding system – technical jobs aren't far behind and will roll out in 2019.
2018 Energy & Mining survey output will be the same as in 2017 and with new output for TRS surveys you’ll benefit from enhanced jobs lists which includes improved job descriptions, recognizable job codes, and more intuitive results analysis.
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