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Reduction in force best practices during COVID-19

September 30, 2020

If we’ve learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that organizations and employees are capable of adapting to change quicker than we ever expected. Businesses and their employees are adapting to new norms while addressing new and unforeseen workforce challenges. Unfortunately, this is forcing HR professionals to make difficult decisions about workforce reductions, whether through employee furloughs, layoffs, or a large-scale reduction in force (RIF). Follow these best practices and RIF strategy tips to help reduce your overall business risk with any future layoffs.

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Top 10 legal HR questions for navigating through the coronavirus crisis, answered

September 16, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has quickly transformed work as we know it, requiring HR professionals to adapt to new challenges and make decisions in a rapidly changing environment. Changing employment laws, navigating layoffs and furloughs, and new safety regulations are all top of mind. In order to help you out, we’ve asked an attorney from a top labor and employment law firm, Littler, what you should prioritize during this crisis.

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Why survey data (still) matters

April 10, 2020

Times of uncertainty naturally make us feel overwhelmed and anxious. It's tempting to spend time on other essential activities and choose not to participate in compensation and benefits surveys and maybe to even consider compensation surveys as a variable cost that you can reduce this year. Not now; you’re going to need this data.

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Crafting your remote work policy: pros and cons of the virtual work revolution

March 08, 2020

More and more workers today are looking for the option to work remotely. With the help of modern technology, it’s a perfectly realistic option for many. Offering virtual work opportunities could be an attractive strategy for you as an HR professional, but it’s not ideal for every situation. Are you ready to start developing your virtual work policy?

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Social Security and Medicare news — first quarter 2020

February 03, 2020

Mercer has been a trusted source for valuable Social Security and Medicare information for more than 35 years. It’s time to examine some key insights on these benefits programs for the first quarter of 2020.

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KONE: Enhancing domestic relocation by streamlining

January 13, 2020

Looking for a way to enhance their employees’ domestic relocation experience, KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, partnered with Mercer to assess and redesign their North American policies.

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Hot off the press: Social Security and Medicare updates for 2020

December 06, 2019

If you’re preparing employees for life after work, you’ve got to keep up with the latest in Social Security and Medicare. Get started with this overview of key changes coming to Social Security and Medicare in 2020.

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