Mercer’s When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive global report is the world’s most comprehensive research on women in the workplace, designed to uncover the critical drivers of a successful gender diversity strategy. With a database of over 800 organizations in 55 countries, covering over 4 million employees, our research offers leaders:
Global and regional trends and forecasts around the representation, hiring, promotion and retention of women at all career levels.
- Benchmark data on the prevalence of policies and practices companies are leveraging to enhance the health, wealth and careers of their female talent.
- Insights and recommendations to help organizations break through inertia to advance women in the workplace and drive business outcomes.
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Accelerating for Impact – 2018 Gender Inflection Point
In Accelerating for Impact: 2018 Gender Inflection Point, we set out to further understand the drivers of female advancement and identify concrete steps organizations can take to change or improve their trajectories. The result is a holistic look at the future of women in the workforce - from the headwinds impeding progress, to the system accelerators that provide great hope for sustained improvement.
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Financial Services Perspective
This report examines the imperative for gender diversity in the Financial Services industry and shares key findings and recommendations based on data from 67 organizations in the Finance/Banking industry that participated in our When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive research.
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This report examines the imperative for gender diversity in the Technology industry and shares key findings and recommendations based on data from 53 organizations in the Technology (IT or High Tech) industry that participated in our When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive research.
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Turkey Country Report
In this country report, we share specific data and insights that organizations in Turkey can use to accelerate progress toward greater gender diversity. These are based on survey responses from 40 organizations that participated in our When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive research in 2016 in partnership with PWN Istanbul.
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When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive: Challenges and Opportunities in Latin America
This report provides a descriptive overview of the challenges and opportunities that women face in the workplace in Latin America and actionable recommendations directed toward organizations looking to improve their gender diversity strategy in the region. These are based on survey responses from over 200 organizations that participated in our When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive research.
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Inside Employees’ Minds: Drivers of Female Engagement in the US Workplace
This report examines the differences between women's and men's priorities and perceptions of aspects of the employee value proposition, and explores the drivers of engagement and overall satisfaction by gender.
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Inside Employees’ Minds: Women & Wealth
This report examines the significant differences between men and women when it comes to financial wellness, uncovers the key to improving women’s financial wellness, and suggests what employers can do to help their workforce become more confident regarding personal financial matters.
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Global Gender Pay Equity: An Examination of Gaps Outside the US
This report analyzes data from Mercer’s Total Remuneration Survey (TRS), covering 2.5 million employees and reports on the state of pay equity in 11 countries. Through examining pay differences between women and men, this research provides value to companies focused on improving their pay practices. It gives insight on the drivers of pay in each country, against which a company might consider its own practices. Furthermore, it provides insight on specific actions companies can take to eliminate gender pay gaps and prevent them from occurring in the future.
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