SEVERANCE PAY POLICIES
This study offers new insights into the policies and practices surrounding employee dismissals in more than 30 major global markets.
VACATION AND OTHER LEAVE
This research report provides information on the annual leave policies and allowances offered by companies in almost 50 countries.
DOING BUSINESS IN THE CARIBBEAN
This is the newest installation in Mercer's series offering for persons or companies interested in the mechanics of operating a business in emerging markets around the world.
Mercer Insights Global HR Research Reports
Mercer's custom and syndicated HR research reports deliver the quality data and insights that top global HR professionals leverage to analyze the demographics of workforce, identify gaps in skills and headcount, evaluate span of control, map internal labor market, and make strategic business decisions that impact business results.
Few employee benefits are as tangible as vacation time. Aside from compensation, vacation time is often top of employees’ minds when considering job prospects or approximating your employment value proposition. That said, not all vacation policies are built alike, and in fact, they’re often as difficult to compare as apples and oranges. Consider, for instance,…READ MORE
Whether it’s a holiday bonus, performance bonus, sales incentive, or other reward program, short-terms incentives are a sure fire way of energizing any workforce. From the factory floor to the C-suite, employees everywhere are motivated by the promise of an (almost) immediate payoff. But how should modern HR professionals think about and structure short-term incentives…READ MORE
How can your company cut its labor costs? In 2018, the most popular answer may be computer learning and automation, but there are other, more analogue solutions available to almost every employer in the world. Namely, many employers may want to consider looking at neighboring markets for cheaper destinations. Indeed, labor costs can vary dramatically…READ MORE
The clock is winding down. Starting in 2018, public companies will have to disclose the ratio between the total pay of their CEO and median-paid employee. While many companies hoped the requirement would be delayed or repealed, it’s here — and it covers compensation paid in fiscal years beginning on or after January 1, 2017.…READ MORE
Organizations are grappling with the evolving nature of work given impact of digitization, automation, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things. Mercer’s 2017 Global Talent Trends study highlights the urgency that leaders feel to embark on digital transformation. Ninety-seven percent of leaders stated that becoming a digital organization is important, with only 8 percent describing…READ MORE
HR professionals don’t make their decisions in a vacuum, especially when there’s money on the line. As one of HR’s biggest responsibilities, compensation planning requires diligent research and data collection. From employee performance, to organizational finances, to competitors’ behavior, there are countless factors when figuring a year-over-year salary increase for your employees. That said, some…READ MORE
The rising awareness of diversity & inclusion (D&I) issues within HR strategy has left many companies considering how their employee benefit plans account for the problems and priorities of their LGBT employees. Confronted by the growing calls for such a plan, some HR decision makers may be put off by the administrative effort of creating…READ MORE
What does vacation mean to you? A week at the beach? A long weekend in the mountains? Visiting family? Well, for better or worse, vacation means a headache for most HR professionals. That’s because vacation leave, like any other time away from the office, must be meticulously recorded and tracked for each individual employee. Or…READ MORE
Expense accounts. Three martini lunches. Company cars. What do these three things have in common? Well, if recent news is any indication, they’re all things of the past. When GE, the blue-blood American industrial firm, announced last month that it was eliminating its company car policy for senior executives, many regarded it as the swan…READ MORE
It’s not news to report that business has gone global; globalization has been a buzz word for the last three decades. What is new, however, is the reach of global business. Whereas companies used to be “global” after establishing one or two foreign offices, the press for new clients, resources, and labor has pushed companies…READ MORE
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