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Mercer/View is a monthly newsletter that shares insights and solutions across Talent, Health, Retirement, and Investments

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May 2016
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New Research Uncovers Key Drivers of Gender Equality Inside Organizations

New Mercer research yields surprising new findings about what helps increase gender diversity in organizations — and what impedes it. Learn more.

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African Cities Costly for Expats, Continuing Global Trend

While no single region dominates when it comes to expatriate living expenses, two African cities top the list of the world’s most expensive cities for expatriates.

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Efforts to Manage Critical Talent Fall Short

Most North American employers believe that managing critical talent is essential to success, but few say their programs for managing it are extremely effective.

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LOOKING AT LABOR: WORKFORCE ANALYTICS IN M&A

Duncan Smithson, a partner in Mercer’s Mergers & Acquisitions consulting business, recently coauthored an article on workforce analytics.

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Buoyant manager search activity reflects shift toward nontraditional mandates

Manager search activity remains buoyant globally as investors seek to allocate away from traditional equity and fixed income mandates

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Lasting Legacy: Impact of the Financial Crisis on Employment in Greece, Italy, Portugal

Lasting Legacy: Impact of the Financial Crisis on Employment in Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain

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Rising to the retirement income challenge: Why employers should intervene

One of the more troubling trends in the workplace is the growing number of older employees in the US who are finding that they have not saved enough to retire and live comfortably for the rest of their lives.

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PRACTICAL TIPS FOR ENHANCING REMUNERATION DISCLOSURES

Executive remuneration disclosure is a topic that captures attention around the world.

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US Health Care Reform: Are We There Yet?

Although the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the US were delayed until 2015, several key elements of the new law went into effect in 2014, most notably the opening of the public health exchanges

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Retirement Wave, Technical Skills Gap Hit Oil and Gas Companies

The world’s oil and gas industry is in the midst of a talent crisis and needs to find alternatives to poaching from competitors, according to new research from Mercer’s Energy Consulting business.

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Who gets the most time off, by law?

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.

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People issues affect M&A transactions more than ever

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.

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Mercer private exchange expands plan choice, reduces cost

New data from early adopters of Mercer MarketplaceSM, Mercer’s private benefits exchange for active employees,show that employees will “right-size” their benefits tomore closely match their needs

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