Tag: Mercer

contingent

4 Things to Consider If You Are Thinking About Hiring Gig Workers

For employers struggling to recruit talent into their organizations, many are turning to alternative forms of employment to help fill the void. One such group is that of the contingent variety. If you’re looking to create a contingent workforce, keep reading.

How Women’s Financial Wellness Is Affecting Retention Rates

How female employees react to financial stress—and their levels of financial savvy—can profoundly affect both their career paths and intent to stay with your company, according to new research from Mercer, InHerSight, and Ellevate Network. Read their research, and learn more about the unique needs women have for financial wellness, including how companies can meet […]

goals

HR’s Priorities Not Aligned with Company Executives’, Finds Mercer Study

Mercer’s 2017 Global Talent Trends Study, conducted among 7,500 business executives, HR leaders and employees worldwide, has found that the top priorities of HR leaders match up with “evolving employee capabilities,” but less so with company exec’s goals for “more substantial workplace change.”

2018 Pay Budget Increases Remain Flat—with Notable Exceptions

A new Mercer survey has found that pay budget increases  remain about the same as last year—at 2.8%.  However, according to a press release on the findings of its 2017/2018 US Compensation Planning Survey, base pay for certain jobs with in-demand skillsets is advancing at a far greater pace, Mercer has found.

hiring

Research: More Objective Selection Methods Needed in Job Applicant Screening

Only one-fifth of HR professionals are fully confident in their employers’ overall ability to effectively assess the skills of entry-level applicants despite the fact that the majority of these job applicants possess some of the most important skills employers’ value, including dependability and reliability, integrity, respect, and teamwork.