2017 Global Talent Trends Industry Reports


For the latest Global Talent Trends Industry Reports, Mercer gathered the views of HR executives and employees across eight different industries on what drives today’s workforce and what comprises the future workplace. With input from over 400 senior executives, over 1,700 HR professionals and over 5,400 employees, this year’s industry-specific reports highlight current issues and identify key priorities that demand immediate attention. These include how technological advances are re-shaping value chains and how changing demographics are shifting expectations and challenging the traditional model of what it means to “go to work.”

Mercer’s Global Talent Trends Industry Reports are available as eight (8) separate, individual industry editions. Cost is $750 (US) per edition.

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Mercer’s Global Talent Trends Industry Reports address many of the unique and ever-changing HR challenges within an industry sector. Attracting and retaining talented employees requires the right mix of compensation, benefits, career opportunity, and culture all aligned with industry, leadership, and employee expectations. Being well informed is a critical strategy to meet these changes head on and remain competitive as a human resources professional, department or organization.

Our global, industry-specific, talent trends reports provide robust data and analysis across eight different industries: Automotive, Consumer Goods, Energy, Financial services, Healthcare, High Tech, Life Sciences, and Logistics. The reports are based on findings from our recently released 2017 Global Talent Trends Study, which found that “Empowerment in a Disruptive World” permeates how business leaders, HR professionals, and employees are viewing the “Future of Work.” They answer many relevant questions including:

How do the C-Suite, HR, and employees vary in ordering the importance of different employee value propositions? Pay, culture and benefits make up the top 3 for HR and employees. But executives? They cite culture in the 1st spot but pay falls to 8th place and benefits to 11th.

What one factor replaced learning & training as employees’ most desired change? In this year’s survey, employees cited fair and competitive compensation as having the greatest impact in their work life.

Do you have the industry data and insights necessary to attract and retain key talent in this fast-paced, changing world? 62% of companies anticipate an increase in competition for talent in 2017; 31% anticipate a significant increase.

More than 1,700 HR leaders and 5,400 employees across 15 countries provided their input. The result highlights current issues in the world of work and identifies priorities that demand immediate attention. These reports showcase highlights from the global findings (employer and employee surveys) and presents the data results for each of the 15 countries across 8 industries.

Study Demographics

  • 5,400+ employees
  • 1,700+ HR professionals
  • 400+ senior executives
  • 15 countries
  • 8 Industries

Industries Covered

  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • High Tech
  • Life Sciences
  • Logistics

Topics Covered

Cross Industry
  • Workforce Trends—HR
  • Competition for Talent
  • Employee Preferences
  • Employee Flexibility
  • Employee Satisfaction
Industry Specific
  • Predictions
    • Talent Supply
    • In-Demand Skills
    • Workforce Trends – Employee
  • Priorities for 2017
    • Talent Management
    • HR Analytics
    • HR Planned Changes to Performance Management
  • Employee Experience
    • Employee Value Proposition Differentiators
    • Career Growth
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Thriving Employees
    • Digital Organization

Countries Covered


  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Additional information


Automotive, Consumer Goods, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare, High Tech, Life Sciences, Logistics

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