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Short-term Incentives: Job Family and Location Matter

According to Mercer's 2014 Short-Term Incentives around the World report, some employers shift more employee compensation from a fixed-pay approach to one that relies on variable compensation to a greater extent. 24 November 2014

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Patchwork of US Marriage Laws Burdens Businesses, Families

A new report, "The Cost of Inconsistency," shows how inconsistent marriage laws are experienced by private-sector US businesses and families. 18 November 2014

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Well-intended Diversity Efforts Not Improving Women’s Progress

Research from Mercer's When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive report identifies what organizations can do to fully engage women in the workplace, ensure that diversity thrives, and achieve business success. 11 November 2014

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Compensation Planning is Vital in Uncertain Times

Learn about compensation practices around the world and how to attract, motivate, and retain the right people for the right jobs. 4 November 2014

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Performance Awards Keep CEO, CFO Compensation on the Rise

The median total compensation for CEOs and CFOs of companies in the S&P 500 continues to rise, according to Mercer’s recent analyses of compensation and benefits. 27 October 2014

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Global Pension Index Highlights Diversity and Challenges

The Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index compares and rates retirement income systems in 25 countries around the world. Learn how these systems are ranked in 2014. 20 October 2014

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Pay Raises in US Continue Steady Growth

Compensation decisions are difficult. But recently, more employers are concentrating limited resources on top talent, according to Mercer's 2014/2015 US Compensation Planning Survey. 13 October 2014

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Retirement Ages Rise Over Past 10 Years

According to Mercer's annual Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines, the retirement age at which workers are eligible to access their state pensions has changed significantly. 6 October 2014