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US MBD/TRS Data Refresh Summary

October 23, 2020

You can be confident that using Mercer’s 2020 US MBD/TRS data, published in August, reflects the go forward market. While we did ask employers for additional data, to see if there were additional pay actions as a result of the pandemic, we found that there was very little change. Here is the executive summary of the data refresh for both MBD and TRS within the United States.

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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

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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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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The confirmation you're looking for!

September 08, 2020

Earlier this year, as the pandemic was unfolding, Mercer and other vendors were asking you to participate in salary surveys. We heard concerns that first quarter data was not going to be useful when planning for 2021. We sprang into action and launched a refresh in June. Read on to find out why you can confidently use Mercer’s 2020 survey data when planning for 2021.

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Critical tools for managing global benefits today

August 17, 2020

If you’re trying to manage employee benefits, compensation, and health and safety for more than one country, with all the recent governmental programs, your head is probably spinning. Don’t you wish there were an easy way to keep track of the many countries under your purview? Read on to learn more about a new tool that would ensure that you have the best information at your fingertips.

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