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Top 5 topics US HR pros should be talking about for 2021

January 06, 2021

In a world that still contains a great degree of uncertainty, planning for the next 12 months feels harder than normal. We asked several Mercer consultants what they see as priorities for HR professionals in 2021. Read on for the top 5 topics you should be talking about in the new year.

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Moving forward with optimism

November 24, 2020

As employers turn their attention toward planning for 2021, just where are they landing when projected annual increase budgets, and incentive plans? With more finalized numbers, since our last pulse in September, Mercer’s US Compensation Planning survey result shows us that some budgets are lower, but not much else is changing.

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Understanding economic benefits for work-from-home employees

November 20, 2020

With so many more employees working from home than ever before, companies are having to revisiting their flex working policies and that includes the amount of financial support that should be given. In this article Mercer suggests taking an “all things considered” approach. What does that mean? Read on to find out!

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Cost of living versus cost of labor

November 05, 2020

Now that many employees are working from home for the foreseeable future, organizations are considering the impact that flexibility has on what they need to pay. As employees look to relocate from the cities to lower cost of living areas, does that mean their pay should be adjusted accordingly? In this article, two of Mercer’s senior consultants talk about the continued importance of understanding cost of living and cost of labor when determining pay.

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Retail and the pursuit of a diverse and inclusive workplace

November 04, 2020

It is no secret that the millennial and Z generations are having a significant and varied impact on the retail industry. These generations have pushed retailers into the world of last mile delivery, have demanded brands reduce their carbon footprint, and have driven organizations to offer products that address consumers’ diverse and evolving needs. Even more impactful has been the demand that retailers represent positive contributions to society. Read on to learn what DE&I commitments the retail industry has made, and where there’s still work to do.

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Mercer's got your back...75 years and counting

October 26, 2020

Many of you are now starting to look to the future and plan for 2021. Let’s face it — 2020 has been a doozy. You may have questions about your compensation philosophy, which surveys to purchase, and what other perks to offer employees to keep them engaged. We hear you. Read on to learn how Mercer is responding by taking new actions to provide you with the most up-to-date, accurate data and insight to support your decision-making in this challenging time.

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4 powerful DEI questions to ask your people

October 26, 2020

When it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion, there are 4 questions that every company should ask their workforce. Are you asking them and effectively listening for the answers?

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