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Want to pay for skills? Five things to keep in mind image

Want to pay for skills? Five things to keep in mind

December 13, 2021

You’ve heard of “pay for performance.” But many organizations are shifting the way they hire and promote from a job-centric point of view to a skills-centric point of view. Perhaps, then, “pay for skills” is a more appropriate way of compensating people to help attract, build and retain critical skills. Here are five things to consider.

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Hot off the press: Social Security and Medicare updates for 2022

December 13, 2021

If you’re preparing employees for life after work, you’ve got to stay up with the latest in Social Security and Medicare. Get started with this overview of key changes coming to Social Security and Medicare in 2022.

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Attracting new graduates and Gen Z with the right pay and perks

December 13, 2021

Across the board, employers are re-evaluating their employee value propositions (EVPs) to attract and retain talent with higher pay, more flexible hours, enhanced benefits, and better engagement. But what about new hires with little to no experience – should they be offered the same pay and perks?

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Six Strategic Considerations for your 2023 Health and Wellness Planning

December 08, 2021

While it may seem early to be thinking about 2023, this year many employers are starting the strategic planning process 12 months in advance of the next open enrollment – in other words, now! But if you’re just getting started, here’s help. We asked a number of Mercer experts to each pick one burning issue for employers in 2023 and beyond – and to offer some advice on how to address it.

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Five priorities for US HR in 2022

October 25, 2021

Following two incredibly disruptive years, the workplace continues to demonstrate its resilience and forge ahead. There are several priorities for HR to focus on in order to position an organization for success in 2022 and beyond.

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4 powerful benchmarks for DEI Strategy

September 27, 2021

Even though 81% of US employers say they are committed to improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, only 40% set formal, quantitative goals or targets for DEI outcomes like representation, according to recent research conducted by Mercer. The for metrics will help you identify challenges within your organization to set targets today.

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First look at increase budgets for North America

September 27, 2021

While so many things related to the world of work have been thrust into relative upheaval, annual pay increases and structure adjustments seem to be untouched. With over 1,500 participants combined between Mercer’s US Compensation Planning and Canada Compensation Planning pulse surveys, we have a preliminary view into the annual compensation planning process underway right now. Take a look and see how this aligns with the budget you are planning for merit, total, and promotion increases and for salary structure adjustments.

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Retail talent shortage or labor shift?

August 27, 2021

Retailers are being particularly hard hit by the talent shortage. Just what is going on and what can be done to bring the workers back?

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