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Choosing the right learning path for your reward team couldn’t be simpler. Mercer Learning’s Reward courses have been designed to suit the different experience levels within your organisation. Simply select the level most appropriate to reveal our range of specialist courses available:

Training that supports all career stage levels

Mercer Learning reward training courses are designed to support the needs of reward professionals now, and also as their careers grow, across all experience levels. Our learning pathways build capabilities and drive career development from the first day in the role, right up to senior leader development, networking and peer connections.

We believe this tailored approach to learning ensures reward professionals have all the support they need to close their current skills gaps now, safe in the knowledge there is also a development framework to help acquire the skills they need in the future too.

At Mercer Learning we believe this puts relevance into learning – relevance that will add value to your organisation, and support professionals through their entire reward career.


HR GENERALIST & Analyst


Mercer Learning supports the training needs of:

  • Reward practitioners with limited experience in the function.
  • Established Analysts who need to develop further skills and awareness of best practices.
  • Line managers and HRBPs who need to need to go beyond the basics of pay and benefits.

Select the options below to view further details on the specialist courses and programmes for reward analysts.

  • Mercer Learning Online

    e-Learning courses building baseline skills and capabilities

    Mercer Learning Online is a comprehensive suite of 18 online, ready-to-go courses, built on Mercer's practical experience and concrete knowledge, gained through our more than 20 years’ practical experience working with clients. HR and business professionals around the world are training through Mercer Learning Online to get quickly up-to-speed in building baseline-level knowledge, capabilities and effectiveness. HR generalists (even line executives) are using Mercer Learning Online to broaden their skills set.

    5 HR competencies and 18 training modules:

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    Performance & Rewards

    Performance and rewards
    Optimizing benefits
    Sales incentive design
    Executive remuneration

    Analytics & Change calculator icon
    Analytics & Change

    Producing quality position descriptions
    How to lead in change management
    Driving business results with workforce insights
    Leveraging technology

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    Talent Management

    Talent management
    Career management
    Organizational design
    Training design and evaluation

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    Business Partnering

    Effective business partnering
    Driving employee engagement and productivity
    Designing effective HR policies

    Talent Acquisition knight chesspiece icon
    Talent Acquisition

    Recruitment and employee value proposition
    Engaging hiring and onboarding strategies
    Utilizing assessment tolls effectively


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    How does it work?

    • Cloud based, ready-to-go, quick to implement, easy-to-use and get results. Modules can be hosted on your corporate LMS.
    • 18 x 30-45 minutes modules (9 hours of learning) – accessible on any mobile device.
    • Course modules include simple, downloadable learning models, audits, and post-learning tools.
    • Per user license-based model for any combination of, or the entire course modules, based on your needs.
    • Real-time tracking of an individual's learning progress.

    Further Information

  • 3P COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT

    Duration:

    2 days

    Target attendees:

    • Reward Manager
    • High potentials transitioning to Reward Manager

    Course Agenda:

    3P Compensation Management provides you with strategies and techniques for attracting and retaining the ebst talent in a cost-effective manner. 3P enables you to be pro-active in identifying and addessing critical issues in attraction and retention. Plus, it ensures the solutions to address those issues are fully integrated into your company's management practices and business strategy.

  • 3P Pay for Person – Compensation & Competence

    Duration:

    2 days

    Course Description:

    At this workshop, HR professionals will learn the components of paying for the person based on the individual as well as the key considerations and how to use competencies to determine and make pay decisions.

  • 3P Pay for Position – Fixed Pay

    Duration:

    2 days

    Course Description:

    Fixed pay, viewed within the context of Total Rewards, is a vehicle to compensate and recognize the worth of a job. Fixed pay in the basis of compensation, relates to the job and the job requirement. The importance of fixed pay cannot be neglected as it makes up a significant component of monetary rewards for a large employee population in any organization. In order for your organization to stay competitive and keep the talent within, managers need to ensure that fixed pay is externally competitive as well as internally equitable.

    At this workshop, HR professionals will learn the components and the fundamentals of creating a good base pay structure and the key considerations to be made learning to a robust ‘total rewards’ package for employees.

  • Building the Fundamentals of Compensation

    Duration:

    1 day

    Course Description:

    This workshop will provide an all-round understanding of compensation strategy and how to have a practical execution in your organization.

    • Overview of the 3P's of management (Pay for Position, Pay for Performance and Pay for Person)
    • Knowledge of pay for position
    • Use of surveys and analyzing results
    • Grade structure design
    • Salary structure design
    • Management of pay review budget
    • Management of internal stakeholders
    • Implementation guidelines.
  • COMPENSATION ANALYTICS USING EXCEL

    Duration:

    2 days

    Course Description:

    HR professionals are frequently tasked to manage day to day HR data analysis, reports, tools and applications using Excel. In this hands-on workshop, participants will work on practical exercises and HR-related case studies that would help develop practical skills and learn techniques to manage HR data efficiently.

    What our session will cover:

    • Compile and analyze C&B market data from multiple sources.
    • Determine salary mid-point by data regression, minimum and maximum of salary ranges and pay adjustment.
    • Algorithm, logical and text operations, sorting and filtering, charts and lookup functions.
    • Learn dynamic lookup operations, pivot table and array of formulas.
    • Excel shortcuts every consultant should know.
  • Maximazing the Value of Remuneration Survey

    Duration:

    2 days

    Course Description:

    In today’s competitive and volatile business environment, the Human Resource function is called upon to make accurate and competitive salary decisions based on sound analysis and interpretation of available information. The understanding and analysis of market trends is critical to effective benchmarking in compensation management, thereby allowing organizations to attract and retain the best talent pool available.

    This workshop focuses on how to extract more value from participating in remuneration surveys and leveraging the data to manage compensation more effectively. Besides a great learning opportunity, this workshop provides a unique platform for you to connect with your peer community and share best practices.

  • Revolutionize Compensation & Benefits Using VBA

    Duration:

    2 days

    Course Description:

    Recommended for HR professionals with advanced Excel skills. This hands-on workshop will help participants learn how to automate common Excel processes through VBA coding to expedite daily C&B/HR analysis and reduce repetitive tasks.

    What our session will cover:

    • Programming theories including variables, procedures, logical operations, looping, array and more.
    • Advanced Excel operations including macro recording, excel objects and references, cell and file operations, interface, inputs and graphs.
    • Applying VBA to case works and coding samples.
    • Practical case study.

    Recommended for HR professionals with advanced Excel skills. This hands-on workshop will help participants learn how to automate common Excel processes through VBA coding to expedite daily C&B/HR analysis and reduce repetitive tasks.


Manager


Mercer Learning supports the training needs of:

  • Reward managers into future leaders, including leading the reward function; designing reward programmes; doing career architectures.
  • Reward managers and high potential talent.
  • HR managers who need to develop further skills and awareness of best practices.

Select the options below to view further details on the specialist courses and programmes for reward managers.

  • Mercer Learning Online

    e-Learning courses building baseline skills and capabilities

    Mercer Learning Online is a comprehensive suite of 18 online, ready-to-go courses, built on Mercer's practical experience and concrete knowledge, gained through our more than 20 years’ practical experience working with clients. HR and business professionals around the world are training through Mercer Learning Online to get quickly up-to-speed in building baseline-level knowledge, capabilities and effectiveness. HR generalists (even line executives) are using Mercer Learning Online to broaden their skills set.

    5 HR competencies and 18 training modules:

    Performance & Rewards icon
    Performance & Rewards

    Performance and rewards
    Optimizing benefits
    Sales incentive design
    Executive remuneration

    Analytics & Change icon
    Analytics & Change

    Producing quality position descriptions
    How to lead in change management
    Driving business results with workforce insights
    Leveraging technology

    Talent Management alt
    Talent Management

    Talent management
    Career management
    Organizational design
    Training design and evaluation

    Business Partnering icon
    Business Partnering

    Effective business partnering
    Driving employee engagement and productivity
    Designing effective HR policies

    Talent Acquisition icon
    Talent Acquisition

    Recruitment and employee value proposition
    Engaging hiring and onboarding strategies
    Utilizing assessment tolls effectively


    How does it work icon

    How does it work?

    • Cloud based, ready-to-go, quick to implement, easy-to-use and get results. Modules can be hosted on your corporate LMS.
    • 18 x 30-45 minutes modules (9 hours of learning) – accessible on any mobile device.
    • Course modules include simple, downloadable learning models, audits, and post-learning tools.
    • Per user license-based model for any combination of, or the entire course modules, based on your needs.
    • Real-time tracking of an individual's learning progress.

    Further Information

  • 3P Pay for Person – Compensation & Competence

    Duration:

    2 days

    Course Description:

    At this workshop, HR professionals will learn the components of paying for the person based on the individual as well as the key considerations and how to use competencies to determine and make pay decisions.

  • 3P Pay for Position – Fixed Pay

    Duration:

    2 days

    Course Description:

    Fixed pay, viewed within the context of Total Rewards, is a vehicle to compensate and recognize the worth of a job. Fixed pay in the basis of compensation, relates to the job and the job requirement. The importance of fixed pay cannot be neglected as it makes up a significant component of monetary rewards for a large employee population in any organization. In order for your organization to stay competitive and keep the talent within, managers need to ensure that fixed pay is externally competitive as well as internally equitable.

    At this workshop, HR professionals will learn the components and the fundamentals of creating a good base pay structure and the key considerations to be made learning to a robust ‘total rewards’ package for employees.

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  • Actuarial Valuation Workshop

    Duration:

    2 days

    Course Description:

    Enabling HR & Finance professionals to understand the valuation process. Multiple employee benefits plans mean the pension accounting valuation must be in compliance with existing accounting standards, such as IAS19 (IFRS), ASC715 (US GAAP), or PSAK24 (Indonesia GAAP).

    Reporting accurate plan liability and underlying assumptions in financial statements is a challenge for most companies. And accurate reporting is paramount to stakeholders both within and outside an organization. This program will focus on three key components of the valuation process, and will help practitioners fully understand the valuations of their accounts.

  • Advanced Job Evaluation (Applications of Mercer International Position Evaluation)

    Duration:

    1 day

    Course Description:

    Role analysis is an important and critical exercise for organizations, as it helps cascade overall strategic plans into functional and individual roles and responsibilities. A role analysis exercise ensures synthesis of functional objectives into “areas of responsibility” that is understood down the line and captures the essence of the function. Likewise, job evaluation is critical when establishing a benchmark for compensation comparison. Attend this workshop to learn in-depth the appliation of job evaluation, including structure and design of job eveluation.

  • Benefits: Making It Right

    Duration:

    1 day

    Course Description:

    Companies are vying with one another to offer “innovative” benefits to attract employees. However, benefits can be costly, so it is imperative that a package is appealing to the employee, competitive with the market and sustainable for the organisation. By attending this workshop, HR practitioners will learn how an effective benefits programme should be designed and the steps required to implement it. This workshop will cover:

    • What is "Employee Benefits?" - An evolution
    • The benefits pyramid
    • Creating the "ideal" benefits program: How to analyze, prioritize and optimize
    • Challenges in designing benefits program: What to evaluate (i.e. challenges and trade-offs)
  • Compensation Planning & Budgeting

    Duration:

    1 day

    Course Description:

    Get an in-depth education on the principles, terms, analytical processes, tools, evaluation, and annual updating of an employee base pay program. Attend this workshop to understand Mercer’s approach when planning and budgeting your company’s compensation structure. The workshop will cover the following areas:

    • Objectives and rationale for conducting analysis and update of compensation plans
    • Insights into the tools, knowledge and data requirements
    • Understanding the approach and proces for planning and budgeting
    • Understanding the implications of the measurement findings of making changes in the compensation strategy, policies, programs and actions
  • Designing Salary and Performance Bonus

    Duration:

    1 day

    Course Description:

    This workshop brings you sound and practical approaches and knowledge to formulate total compensation strategy, design salary framework, determine the balance between job benchmarking and individual pay, and manage performance bonus distribution. It also provides you with actual project case studies and insights on best practices in overcoming the challenges of salary and bonus management.

    Who should attend:

    C&B and HR professionals who are interested in understanding the concepts of salary and bonus design and management.

  • Enhance Compensation & Benefits Effectiveness using Excel

    Duration:

    2 days

    Course Description:

    In the era of big data, Excel is one of the key tools for performing different types of analysis. With the right skills and techniques, you could save a huge amount of time by automating calculations using the appropriate formulas and shortcuts. This workshop provides participants with all they need to know to harness the power of Excel and apply it on HR work and processes.

    Who should attend:

    C&B and HR professionals who are interested in upskilling Excel techniques to perform C&B analysis in a more efficient manner.

  • Mastering Compensation Data

    Duration:

    1 day

    Course Description:

    In today’s competitive and volatile business environment, the Human Resource function is called upon to make accurate and competitive salary decisions based on sound analysis and interpretation of available information. The understanding and analysis of market trends are critical to effective benchmarking in compensation management, thereby allowing organizations to attract and retain the best talent pool available.

    This workshop will teach you to confidently source, analyse and interpret market compensation data to inform pay decisions, support line managers and communicate the results effectively with stakeholders across the business. Topics covered will include:

    • Context of compensation philosophy, strategy and rewards elements.
    • Effective ways to exercise different approaches for compensation management including remuneration surveys.
    • Application of benchmarking results in pay structure design, pay progression and managing the pay review.
    • Learn how to effectively present data to management.
  • Maximazing the Value of Remuneration Survey

    Duration:

    2 days

    Course Description:

    In today’s competitive and volatile business environment, the Human Resource function is called upon to make accurate and competitive salary decisions based on sound analysis and interpretation of available information. The understanding and analysis of market trends is critical to effective benchmarking in compensation management, thereby allowing organizations to attract and retain the best talent pool available.

    This workshop focuses on how to extract more value from participating in remuneration surveys and leveraging the data to manage compensation more effectively. Besides a great learning opportunity, this workshop provides a unique platform for you to connect with your peer community and share best practices.

  • Role Analysis and Job Evaluation (Mercer International Position Evaluation)

    Duration:

    1 day

    Course Description:

    Role analysis is an important and critical exercise for organizations, as it helps cascade overall strategic plans into functional and individual roles and responsibilities. A role analysis exercise ensures synthesis of functional objectives into “areas of responsibility” that is understood down the line and captures the essence of the function. Likewise, job evaluation is critical when establishing a benchmark for compensation comparison.

    Attend this workshop to understand Mercer's IPE methodology:

    • Understand the basic theory, purposes and benefits of clearly documenting roles
    • Learn the steps to role analysis
    • Learn about job evaluation and its broad application
    • Learn how to evaluate jobs using Mercer's International Position Evaluation methodology
  • Sales Incentive Plan Design

    Duration:

    1 day

    Course Description:

    In the current economic climate, more and more companies are looking for ways to achieve growth and increase the productivity of their sales force. Many leading companies are re-evaluating their sales processes and reward programmes to ensure they are paying their sales people competitively and effectively. An effective sales remuneration program can make a significant impact on an organization's sales results - by helping to drive the right behaviors from the sales force. In this one-day workshop, participants will gain useful insights to sales incentive design. Topics will include:

    • Relation between reward and performance
    • Sales incentive as drivers or revenue and growth
    • Sales versus non-sales function pay-mix
    • Steps to designing a comprehensive sales incentive
    • Hands on implementation on building sales incentive
    • Evaluating sales incentive effectiveness
  • Utilizing Compensation Survey for Pay Structure

    Duration:

    1 day

    Course Description:

    Compensation surveys help human resource management teams to make discerning decisions in a competitive and changing marketplace to enhance the company’s advantage. Compensation management is one of the most important HR issues for many companies.

    What our session covers:

    • Overview: 3P management model
    • Overview: Job evaluation
    • Compensation survey familiarization
    • Analyzing compensation survey results
    • Determining salary strategy
    • Salary structure design
    • Salary structure design case exercise
    • Compensation managemen

Leader


Mercer supports the knowledge, skills, connectivity and networking of Reward leaders across Europe. Our highly regarding peer networks and conferences provide a rich learning and networking opportunity to get the valuable insights from peers – like-minded top professionals who see the value in keeping up to date with the latest thinking, trends and best practices that support their own ongoing personal development that drives their capabilities as leaders and managers of local, regional even global reward functions.

  • Mercer Learning Online

    e-Learning courses building baseline skills and capabilities

    Mercer Learning Online is a comprehensive suite of 18 online, ready-to-go courses, built on Mercer's practical experience and concrete knowledge, gained through our more than 20 years’ practical experience working with clients. HR and business professionals around the world are training through Mercer Learning Online to get quickly up-to-speed in building baseline-level knowledge, capabilities and effectiveness. HR generalists (even line executives) are using Mercer Learning Online to broaden their skills set.

    5 HR competencies and 18 training modules:

    Performance & Rewards icon
    Performance & Rewards

    Performance and rewards
    Optimizing benefits
    Sales incentive design
    Executive remuneration

    Analytics & Change icon
    Analytics & Change

    Producing quality position descriptions
    How to lead in change management
    Driving business results with workforce insights
    Leveraging technology

    Talent Management alt
    Talent Management

    Talent management
    Career management
    Organizational design
    Training design and evaluation

    Business Partnering icon
    Business Partnering

    Effective business partnering
    Driving employee engagement and productivity
    Designing effective HR policies

    Talent Acquisition icon
    Talent Acquisition

    Recruitment and employee value proposition
    Engaging hiring and onboarding strategies
    Utilizing assessment tolls effectively


    How does it work icon

    How does it work?

    • Cloud based, ready-to-go, quick to implement, easy-to-use and get results. Modules can be hosted on your corporate LMS.
    • 18 x 30-45 minutes modules (9 hours of learning) – accessible on any mobile device.
    • Course modules include simple, downloadable learning models, audits, and post-learning tools.
    • Per user license-based model for any combination of, or the entire course modules, based on your needs.
    • Real-time tracking of an individual's learning progress.

    Further Information

  • Advanced Total Rewards Strategy

    Duration:

    2 days

    Course Description:

    This workshop provides you with the most current work force trends for rewarding employees. Attracting and retaining talent is one of the most challenging and difficult management issues to navigate. Let us help your organization become leaders in implementing reward strategies that are practical but strategically driven. Topics covered include:

    • Total rewards
    • Organizational strategy and total rewards
    • Connecting business strategy with total rewards
    • Communicating rewards
    • Action planning

Reward and Global Mobility Trainings and Conferences qualifies for recertification credit