How Mercer is driving diversity, equity and inclusion
The gender pay gap, lack of diversity, inclusion issues – all these, and more, are challenges being faced by companies of all sizes.
Our mission is to help organisations thrive by building and supporting equitable and inclusive workforces through a holistic focus on careers, health and financial well-being.
Find out how Mercer can help your organisation evolve through the adoption of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategy.
We know most UK organisations say they are focused on improving diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), however, only half of UK organisations have a multi-year DEI strategy.
Our mission is to help organisations attract, promote and retain diverse talent by building and supporting equitable and inclusive workforces through a holistic focus on careers, health and financial wellbeing.
We believe that when people thrive, businesses and societies thrive.
Accelerate diversity, equity and inclusion
Upholding diversity, equity and inclusion is the third top HR priority globally for 2023
Yet, less than one third of companies have a DEI strategy
of organisations say they take action to ensure their workforce profile reflects the market(s) in which they operate
of HR leaders have plans to expand benefits to be more inclusive and supportive of all segments of the workforce
Mercer can support you with developing a roadmap to deliver a holistic DEI strategy through opportunity, experience, pay and health and financial wellbeing interventions and outcomes.
Mercer’s data-led insights can help you understand what needs to be done. Our insights are used by companies to design inclusive cultures, which have accountability built in.
This is how we do it:
Pay gap, equal pay and pay equity support
Mapping your internal labour market and workforce projections
Assess the differences in hiring, promotion and turnover between different demographic groups within your organisation and use workforce projections to estimate the composition of your future workforce.
An organisation’s internal labour market (ILM) map can give us an at-a-glance visualisation of your workforce. ILM maps help track changes over time to mark progress. We also use workforce projections to estimate your future workforce by race, gender, age and more.
Finding out what your employees think: Employee listening and virtual focus groups
Mercer provides virtual focus group technology that enables a live, anonymous, virtual “collective conversation” with hundreds of colleagues globally.
We carry out pre-configured, off-the-shelf surveys that give organisations the ability to understand their employee attitudes to key DEI issues such as gender and diversity.
Finding out where your company is: Policy and practices benchmarks and audit
Introducing an inclusive culture framework and robust pay equity practices
Bias-free talent management practices and policies
In many organisations, women and employees of colour are underrepresented in the workforce. The representation of these colleagues’ gender and race drastically drops as career level rises. They typically receive lower performance ratings and pay, and they feel less valued at work.
Mercer can benchmark and redesign your HR policies and people practices, ensuring your organisation can reduce bias and attract and retain top talent.
Global inclusive leadership training
We believe that the success of inclusion training relies on the ‘true to life’ experience. So, we co-create with you a leadership development journey that will bring impact and visible inclusivity to life.
A leadership development journey co-created with collaboration between Mercer and your organisation will empower your leaders when it comes to DEI.
All-employee ‘let’s talk about race’ sessions
The design internal/external DEI transparency and disclosure strategy
DEI metrics and dashboards
Holistic internal and external communication strategy and implementation
Linking executive rewards to DEI goals
Explore Mercer’s diversity, equity and inclusion solutions today
Assess your company’s approach to DEI in the workplaceFind out what you can and identify opportunities and next steps.
Explore our latest researchDiscover DEI trends and take practical action.
Take action - use a DEI consultantDesign an inclusive strategy that ensures equality of opportunity regardless of race or gender.
Put your employee at the centre of everything you do
Attracting and retaining top talent remains difficult for many organisations. After a turbulent period, now more than ever, organisations must put the employee at the centre of everything they do.
There must be a clear value proposition for employees, and future talent, to answer ‘Why us?’, and to feel they belong and can thrive at work. Thriving employees work in an inclusive, flexible work environment with a strong sense of purpose and valued learning opportunities. An inclusive culture based on diversity equity and inclusion must be flexible and tailored to the employee’s diverse needs, resonating at every stage in the employee experience.
We can support you to co-create a holistic, data driven DEI strategy that fully aligns to your wider employee value proposition:
- Create staying power through a unique proposition with purpose.
- Create a differentiated experience.
- Provide a competitive compensation and benefits offering with true flexibility.