Blog

7
Jun

How to invest more in your workforce for the future; and lower the price

by Joost Houtman and Adam McKinnon; This is the English version of an earlier Dutch publication Attracting and retaining talent is one of the biggest challenges organizations face when building their workforce for the future. When competing for talent it is the Employee Value Proposition (EVP) that a company offers that determines their success in attracting and retaining talent. The

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6
Jun

Employee Engagement is So Over! Ok, Maybe Not Quite

For anyone who is paying attention, it doesn’t take long to tell that prevailing management dogma of the 21st century is that the future is uncertain, that change is the new normal and that change will only continue to happen faster than it ever has before. In response to this, two predominant views about the modern workforce have emerged. The

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27
Apr

The Key to Engaging Top Female Talent? Close the Trust Gap

By: Megan Connolly, Principal and Senior Consultant at Mercer | Sirota, Outside of fear and appetite, there are few things we are more primed to pay attention to than trust and fairness.  “Is this a fair deal for me?” That’s the fundamental question we all ask ourselves at work—either consciously or unconsciously—on a regular basis. A reasonable expectation of trust and

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13
Apr

Engaging Through Disruption

  The pace of change is faster and more noticeable than ever and organizations are scrambling to adapt and evolve. Times of significant disruption can lead to feelings of uncertainty which make it difficult to retain and engage your workforce.  If managed correctly, however, these circumstances can present an opportunity to inspire and stretch your people to new heights. As

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16
Feb

Common Tensions in Talent Management

By: Lewis Garrad, Growth Markets Leader, Mercer | Sirota Original commentary in the Winter 2018 edition of the HRPS Journal There are very few endeavors that are as noble and important as helping people fulfill their potential. Wasted talent isn’t just a travesty for the individual, but also for the organization or society which would benefit from it. HR’s focus

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24
Jan

Exploring How Employees Think About Work

By: Patrick Hyland, Ph.D., Consulting Services Lead and Anthony Caputo, Consultant The days of linear career paths and one-size-fits-all employment contracts are long gone, according to many experts. In today’s gig economy, an increasing number of employees want to forge their own way and establish idiosyncratic employment arrangements with their employers. As a result, more organizations are tailoring work experiences

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12
Oct

Tech Trends: Why are So Many Senior Leaders Thinking about Leaving?

Based on our latest Mercer | Sirota norms, over half (54%) of senior leaders in the tech industry intend to leave their organization within the next three years. That’s a startlingly high percentage, particularly in light of the fact that just 14% of non-tech leaders say they plan to leave within the same time period. Considering the disruptive consequences of

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