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4 Powerful Benchmarks for DEI Strategy

February 03, 2021

How is your organization doing when it comes to setting realistic targets, identifying gaps, and prioritizing data-driven decisions that will ensure your diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are on track? This article looks at 4 powerful benchmarks for technology-focused companies.

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Thinking of aging salary survey data this year? You’d better think twice…

January 27, 2021

With many employers going through reductions in force in Q4 and, even more importantly, establishing budgets and compensation strategies for 2021 and beyond, this year’s salary surveys will have quite a story to tell. Using aging data, rather than participating in salary surveys and purchasing fresh data, would definitely be a mistake for a variety of reasons. Why, you might ask? Let us explain.

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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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