Blog

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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12
Oct

Leadership, Stress, and the Importance of Self-Care

Feeling stressed by your management responsibilities? If so, you’re not alone.  In our latest norms, we found that just 67% of leaders and managers think the level of stress they experience at work is manageable; the other third was unsure or overwhelmed.  A similar percentage said they struggle to maintain work-life balance.  Just half of leaders and managers feel they

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15
Sep

Should Small to Mid-Sized Companies be Measuring Engagement?

By: Adam Pressman Most organizations with headcounts of over 2,000 employees measure engagement in one form or another. In fact, according to a study by The Engagement Institute*, 8 of 10 HR executives say that their organization has a formal engagement program.  What about smaller organizations?  The anecdotal evidence would suggest that the practices around measuring and improving engagement are

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