Introducing the New Mercer Job Library

Mercer Job Library is a comprehensive job catalog for Mercer’s compensation and benefits surveys, providing one global job catalog and job analysis approach.

  • Improved experience – More data available with roll-up functionality, clearer relationships between jobs, more ways to quickly find the data you need
  • Enhanced job content – Improved job descriptions, recognizable job codes, better cross-market comparisons
  • Consistent data collection – Coming soon! New online technology platform for simplified data collection, automated matching and IPE consistency
  • Intuitive results analysis – Mercer WIN enhancements to make analysis more intuitive, including browser-like filters and helpful hints throughout your experience

See the full list of surveys joining Mercer Job Library in 2018:

By countryBy industry

Mercer Job Library Overview

Mercer Job Library Screenshot
EVEN MORE RELEVANT DATA

With new aggregated roll-ups, relationships between jobs are clearer, bringing the ability to view data that best reflects jobs and labour markets – from deeply specialized roles within your industry to combinations of related jobs within the broader talent pool. The new Mercer Job Library enables you to analyze competitive compensation levels within your industry, across related industries, or more broadly across the entire labour market for related skill sets for your purchased products.

 Mercer Job Library Screenshot

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EVEN MORE RELEVANT DATA

With new aggregated roll-ups, relationships between jobs become clearer, bringing the ability to view data that best reflects jobs and labour markets – from deeply specialized roles within your industry to combinations of related jobs within the broader talent pool. The new Mercer Job Library enables you to analyze competitive compensation levels within your industry, across related industries, or more broadly across the entire labour market for related skill sets for your purchased products.

Mercer Job Library Screenshot
MORE DATA, NO GUESSWORK

Getting the right market compensation data for comparison to your organization’s jobs is painless. Get more data with new job combinations, giving you more choices to reflect rapidly-changing, complex labour markets. Mercer serves up relevant alternatives for your consideration, removing the guesswork!

 Mercer Job Library Screenshot

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MORE DATA, NO GUESSWORK

Getting the right market compensation data for comparison to your organization’s jobs is painless. Get more data with new job combinations, giving you more choices to reflect rapidly-changing, complex labour markets. Mercer serves up relevant alternatives for your consideration, removing the guesswork!

Mercer Job Library Video

Mercer Job Library FAQs


General



Features


  • What are the new features that result in more data?

    Mercer Job Library has identified the relationships between Jobs and set up two additional types of compensation reporting units – Core Jobs and Mercer Combined Jobs. These are additional data sets reported in our surveys based on the combination of related sets of underlying Jobs. These features are useful in the following situations:

    • Job responsibilities are changing in your organization, requiring analysis of a broader comparator market
    • You are experiencing recruiting difficulties for a specific skill set in a specific market, and therefore need to look at a broader or related set of jobs
    • Insufficient data in the survey for the specific job and refinement combination you are seeking
  • What are Core Jobs and Mercer Combined Jobs?

    Core Job and Mercer Combined Job are two new additional data sets reported in our surveys. The more specialized Job data is still available; however, with the relationships between Jobs well defined, Mercer will aggregate data to create these two new reporting units. Core Jobs aggregate all data for the Jobs within a Sub-Family. Mercer will also set up Mercer Combined Jobs consisting of any reasonable combination of Jobs. This is another way to serve up more data to you, without forcing you to identify realistic combinations and do the work of combining jobs in WIN.

  • How did Mercer determine the appropriate relationships between jobs?

    Mercer’s compensation surveys already included thousands of jobs across hundreds of markets and dozens of industries. We studied our existing database of jobs, researched current trends in job families and industry labor markets, and partnered with our consulting colleagues to determine the appropriate relationships between jobs.

  • Will anything change with the Career Streams and Levels?

    Mercer Job Library will use the current Mercer Universal Position Coding System (MUPCS) Career Streams and Levels, with the addition of two new Executive Levels to better reflect the hierarchies found in some markets.  The Career Stream Level descriptions have been refreshed, and clients are now able to match to more Levels during data submission.

  • Will the industry distinctions that I value in my current Mercer surveys continue to be available?

    Yes! While we’re moving to a single, integrated catalog to allow easier analysis across products, we are maintaining those unique industry jobs. They’ve simply been arranged to align with related jobs found in other industries, allowing those data points to be included – where relevant – in our new Core Jobs and Mercer Combined Jobs.


Beta


  • What is a beta, and what should I do with it?

    A beta is a pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to try under real conditions. The Mercer Job Library beta is a preview of the new aspects of Mercer’s compensation survey offerings coming in 2018. All WIN Core users have access to a beta survey in Mercer WIN, where they can become familiar with Mercer Job Library and the new WIN functionality, ahead of 2018 results delivery.

  • Should I use the beta results for my compensation analysis?

    No. The beta compensation results are not intended for use in any compensation decisions. Upon entering the beta, you will be required to agree that you will not use the data in any decisions. All survey purchases will be provided in the current format for 2017 and should be used as in the past. The purpose of the beta is to provide a preview of the new features of Mercer Job Library, as well as the Mercer WIN changes that will allow you to take full advantage of those new features.


Participation


  • How will Mercer Job Library change my data submission process in 2018?

    You will receive your data collection kit as usual, including a questionnaire and job matching tool. If you have participated in the 2017 version of the survey, your questionnaire will be prepopulated with your previous matches that are mapped to a new Mercer Job Library job based on Mercer’s careful mapping of old methodology to new. As many job descriptions have been clarified in Mercer Job Library and new jobs appear, you will want to review these mapped jobs and the new job catalog to identify any better and additional matches you would like to make. The job matching tool will look familiar, with the same helpful tools, job matrices, and job descriptions to help in the matching process.

    Clients who do not submit data in 2017 will not have a prepopulated questionnaire; however, if you have matched to Mercer jobs in the past, you will have access to those same mapping files to help with your matching to the new Mercer Job Library.

  • How will Mercer Job Library change my data submission process in 2018, if I participate in an Energy or Mining survey?

    In 2018, your data submission process will be the same as in prior years, but for a smooth transition to Mercer Job Library, Mercer will convert your TRS job codes into Mercer Job Library codes for you. While 2018 will be a transition year – starting with supporting functions moving to the new coding system – technical jobs aren't far behind and will roll out in 2019.

    2018 Energy & Mining survey output will be the same as in 2017 and with new output for TRS surveys you’ll benefit from an enhanced jobs lists which includes improved job descriptions, recognizable job codes, and more intuitive results analysis.


Results


  • Where will I find the Mercer Job Library data in WIN?

    A new tab specifically for the Mercer Job Library beta will house all data from Mercer Job Library surveys.

  • Will the year-over-year reports still be available in the first year?

    Yes. We will provide year-over-year compensation movement analysis for jobs that are mapped directly between the current Mercer job catalogs and Mercer Job Library. Most current jobs will be mapped to a new Mercer Job Library job. For those jobs that are new or any current jobs that may have been split or merged in the new Mercer Job Library, no trends will be provided until the second year (2019).

    Additionally, the regressed Mercer IPE year-over-year data comparisons will still be provided.


Support


  • What kind of support can I expect from Mercer through this transition?

    For the beta, Mercer has provided enhanced help menus in WIN as well as a how-to guide to help you make the best use of your time exploring beta. For the launch in 2018, Mercer is providing training and support throughout data submission and results provision. This includes prepopulation of your questionnaire with your previous matches mapped to a new Mercer Job Library job.

  • What kind of training can I expect for the full launch?

    Mercer is providing training in various forms. While we feel the Mercer WIN enhancements make using the Mercer Job Library results intuitive, we’re also working on training materials to support both data submission and results analysis, 1-page job aides, and short video clips to allow clients to seek the level of support they need, when they need it.

  • I currently have tables outlining matches to my Mercer surveys. Will I be able to use those during the transition to  Mercer Job Library?

    Yes. Mapping tables are available between the current Mercer job catalog and Mercer Job Library. You will be able to use these mapping tables to help you through the transition. Most survey jobs have been mapped to a new Library job; however, many new jobs have been added and a few removed – as part of the update.

    Note: Clients who submitted data in 2017 will receive pre-populated questionnaires with suggested new Mercer Job Library matches based on these mapping tables.

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