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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 image

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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We’ve got projected salary increase budgets, but they’re likely to change

October 14, 2020

Here they are – the much asked about annual increase and structure adjustment projections for 2021! However, will they continue to change? We think they might.

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As remote work takes root, do tech workers face pay cuts?

October 05, 2020

Now that remote work has become commonplace, what will the impact be on pay? Tauseef Rahman, a Partner at Mercer, expects the impact to be less than you might expect.

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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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Shaping the employee experience: the power of proactive internal communications image

Shaping the employee experience: the power of proactive internal communications

September 28, 2020

A strategic and adaptable internal communications approach can mitigate risk and elevate the employee experience to bring substantial value to the organization. Learn how to develop an effective internal communication strategy in this article.

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