Blog

22
May

Three Keys to Engage and Motivate Your Gig Workers

(Spoiler alert: Treat them like customers!) Originally posted on LinkedIn by Lewis Garrad and Susan Haberman, Mercer We can now sell our skilled services to someone who wants to use them via online communities, at the click of a button. The overlap between the skills we have (our product), the ease of sharing online (the marketplace), and the transparency of

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5
Apr

The Benefit of Time in a Time-Challenged World

Author: Kate Bravery, Partner in Mercer’s Career Business and Global Practice Solutions Leader Originally published on LinkedIn, April 4, 2017 The Benefit of Time in a Time-Challenged World Many of us have personally experienced working over weekends or holidays, or have pulled all-nighters to complete a project on time. For better or for worse, technology allows us to work at

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4
Apr

The “Change Agile” Organization: Growth Through Employee Empowerment

By: Ilya Bonic, President of Mercer’s Career Business This article originally appeared on Brink News, on March 29, 2017. Disruption rules the world of work these days, as technology and demography transform the business models of organizations. For decades, organizations have been fighting the war for talent — yet they’ve taken an incremental, evolutionary approach in the face of revolutionary

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31
Mar

How to Prepare for the Toughest Talent Battle Every Person (and Organization) is Facing

This article, also published on LinkedIn, was co-authored by Denise Nichols, Marsh & McLennan’s Global Head of Talent Acquisition, and Ilya Bonic, President of Mercer’s Career business. Denise and Ilya explore what’s changing in the talent market—for companies and the people they are looking to hire—and how businesses must be nimble to keep pace and continue to hire the best

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14
Mar

The Power of Seeing Real People Balance Work and Life

By:  Kate Bravery, Partner in Mercer’s Career Business and Global Practice Solutions Leader Originally published on LinkedIn, March 13, 2017 Hope you caught the BBC interviewee being interrupted on air by his children last week (Prof Kelly and his children). This video is now a viral sensation and reminded me of my own reality as a leader with young children.

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7
Mar

Being a Fair and Responsible Leader Requires More than Good Intentions

Originally posted in HQAsia February 27, 2017 Many leaders will have been to enough development courses to know that fairness and responsibility are the basic building blocks of leadership integrity and trust*. Indeed, the importance of these issues is made most clear in situations when they are absent. If you think of the impact of the 2007 financial crisis or

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13
Feb

If You Want to Motivate Employees, Stop Trusting Your Instincts

Originally published in The Harvard Business Review on February 8, 2017. By: Lewis Garrad and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Few topics have received more attention in talent management than motivation, defined as the deliberate attempt to influence employees’ behaviors with the goal of enhancing their performance, and in turn their organizational effectiveness. Indeed, other than talent, motivation is the key driver of

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