Global Car Policies: A Key Talent Driver

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Company car benefits represent a key component of the compensation package that employers offer to recruit and retain the best talent — especially as a benefit for executives and management and as a tool-of-trade for sales professionals. Mercer’s 2014 Global Car Policies report examines company car policies in 90 markets worldwide — highlighting allowances, purchase and lease prices, popular makes and models, country and region-wide prevalence, and more. “Car benefits continue to play a significant role in attracting and retaining key talent, particularly as companies face skill shortages,” says Samantha Polovina, the Mercer Principal responsible for the report. “Knowing what companies offer — and the variations in benefit forms — in different world markets is essential data for a company with overseas operations. With effective planning, development, and administration of a car policy, a company can successfully establish a fair, equitable, cost-effective, and highly competitive … Learn more

April 21, 2014 | Categories: Infographics | Tags: , | 0 Comments | Leave a Comment »

Pay Differs Significantly by Country

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Mercer’s International Geographic Salary Differentials report offers a compelling look at relative pay levels worldwide to help employers make informed salary decisions to control costs and ensure competitive pay across markets. This year’s report provides information on the gross salary, tax, and net pay variations of positions in 79 countries. In addition, employers can utilize tax and social … Learn more

April 14, 2014 | Categories: Infographics | Tags: , , | 0 Comments | Leave a Comment »

Employers Worldwide Explore Alternative Mobility Strategies

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More than ever, global mobility directors face increasing complexity in the number and types of international assignments to be managed. According to Mercer’s new Alternative International Assignments Policies and Practices Survey report, growing use of assignees across the career-development spectrum and from greater number of countries, coupled with competing pressures to attract and retain … Learn more

April 7, 2014 | Categories: Infographics | Tags: , | 0 Comments | Leave a Comment »

People Issues Affect M&A Transactions More Than Ever

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As organizations look to M&A transactions to implement global growth strategies, the people issues and associated risks of these transactions have become increasingly prominent. According to 372 HR executives polled in Mercer’s 2013 Global M&A Ready Survey, concerns about top talent leaving the organization and cultural integration vary by geography. Mercer’s M&A Ready™ Executive … Learn more

March 31, 2014 | Categories: Infographics | Tags: , , | 0 Comments | Leave a Comment »

Who Gets the Most Time Off, by Law?

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Workers in Europe enjoy much more paid time off, as mandated by law, than employees in any other part of the world, according to Mercer’s latest Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines. The report provides an overview of employee regulation and employment practices across 64 countries worldwide. Statutory holiday entitlement is the amount of vacation time off that, by law, employers must … Learn more

March 24, 2014 | Categories: Infographics | Tags: , , | 0 Comments | Leave a Comment »