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Talent Gaps, Shortages Affect Oil and Gas Industry Success

Mercer’s global Oil & Gas Talent Outlook and Workforce Practices Survey, which collected data from 151 companies, identifies critical talent shortages and offers insights for addressing the industry’s talent challenges.

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African Cities Costly for Expats, Continuing Global Trend

Mercer’s 2014 Cost of Living Survey ranks 211 cities across five continents and measures the comparative cost of more than 200 items in each location. 7/14/14.

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Perqs Add Value to Employee Reward Packages

Employers struggle to attract and retain the right people for their particular business, and perqs can help companies tip the scales in their favor. 1 July 2014

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Companies Only So Flexible On Employees' Time

According to Mercer’s 2013/2014 Compensation Policies and Practices surveys, companies will only go so far with flexible work arrangements. 23 June 2014

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US Employers Assess Impact As Health Reform Takes Effect

Mercer’s latest Health Care Reform Survey assesses how employer plans and open enrollment results have been affected. 16 June 2014

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Retaining and Rewarding Key Talent in M&A Deals

Retaining critical talent is top of mind for organizations engaged in mergers and acquisitions, since talent continuity often has a direct impact on the overall success of the deal.

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World Cup Versus Productivity: Compromise Is The Goal

Work productivity may take a small dip over the next month as millions of soccer fans become glued to TVs, phones, and computers to watch the World Cup.

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Competing For Talent In The Oil And Gas Industry

Our Oil & Gas Talent Outlook and Workforce Practices Survey shows employers relying on hiring competitors' workers versus building talent pipelines. 3 June 2014