Recruit Key Talent At Scale With Talent Assessment Tools

Talent acquisition and hiring methods should be skills and industry specific. Use the right screening and assessment metrics to build a workforce that maintains your competitive edge.

Identify the right talent, with the right skills

When talent is scarce, people development, upskilling and reskilling become the keys to organizational competitiveness and sustainability. Upskilling, reskilling and flexibly deploying skills are only possible if jobs are deconstructed into skills. Skills are the new currency of work. Skills flexibility provides business resilience and agility.

Mercer’s talent assessment solutions evaluate the current state of your internal labor market and quantify the talent gaps needed to future-proof the business. Mapping and analysis can help you focus on critical populations to answer essential questions about the potential for talent supply and demand in your organization. Future projections can then model how specific initiatives may be able to support your goals.

We can help an organization deliver on their reskilling strategies and investments by reflecting them in the broader talent management strategy, including learning and development, performance management, and total reward practices with pay-for-skills and pay-for-development innovations. 


evaluation metrics for contemporary jobs added in 2022


of employees will require significant reskilling to meet evolving business needs by 2022

Identifying and hiring the right talent for the job at scale

How can companies restructure their hiring process to attract talented individuals?

How can HR professionals handle the juggling act of managing large talent pipelines, balancing hiring costs, and minimizing talent attrition, all while screening the best candidates for each position? Data analytics can help take the guesswork out of hiring by removing bias and providing an objective assessment yardstick.

Our talent assessment solutions

Not all performance assessment or potential assessment solutions have the complexity you need or are available from the same provider. More manual effort may be necessary to synthesize results, creating additional risk along with blind spots in the data. Mercer’s performance management and talent assessment solutions provide:

  • Tools to find the right-fit talent based on your organization’s needs
  • Tools that accurately and consistently monitor your workforce against key skills
  • Expert consulting to bolster a meaningful long-term people strategy
  • Tools to assess leadership readiness for high-potential identification and succession-planning initiatives
  • Tools to inform largescale talent development initiatives and target investment
  • Tools to understand inclusiveness of your managers and leaders
  • Tools to build individual development plans to support talent self-awareness and guide development
  • Open discussions with experts to improve participants’ self-awareness and guide their development
  • Tools to promote the culture of feedback to improve awareness and integrate different perspectives

Mercer | Mettl: An all-in-one talent assessment solution

Mercer | Mettl is our proprietary, cloud-based talent assessment platform for hiring and skill development. This robust performance platform is tailored to your organization and includes holistic evaluations based on psychometric assessments (personality, behavior, cognitive and aptitude) and technical assessments (IT and non-IT skills and digital readiness) as well as stringent information security. Mercer | Mettl is also a reliable platform that supports the multi- rater or 360° feedback process. This platform caters to a wide range of experience levels and hiring methods:

  • Build a tailored assessment portfolio.
  • Choose from a variety of question formats and coding simulators.
  • Leverage one million+ questions for scalable solutions.
  • Use custom report templates to get the data you need.
  • Discover a wide range of tailored solutions for skill-gap analysis, high-potential identification, succession planning, leadership development and training effectiveness.

Mercer | Mettl is a high-capacity platform, supported in 27+ languages, and is ISO27001 and ISO9001 certified.

Our platform helps organizations understand their workforces better and includes:


skills tested

1 M+



job roles




global clients

Our approach to talent assessment

Mercer proposes a strategic and integrated assessment approach. This means considering the different phases of the talent management strategy and integrating them in a continuous iteration process that places people at the center in relation to business needs and corporate strategies. This process feeds the pipeline for current and future critical skills and roles and directs resources toward targeted growth, allowing you to steer your company toward success.

We leverage data and analytics to measure individual and organization success. Our strategic and integrated approach consists of four main steps:

How we tackle the skills transformation challenge

Embark Discover Shape Drive
Phase: Envision and articulate the future vision of skills Phase:Understand the current state through research insights and benchmarks Phase: Create bold solutions with measurable outcomes toward the future state skill vision Phase: Deliver sustainable results and bake the skill transformation into the fabric of the organization
Focus: What's the real business challenge we're trying to solve with this shift - from an employer and an employee perspective? Focus: Where is the work going right and wrong from a productivity and an employee experience perspective? Focus: What changes to work will simultaneously improve productivity and the employee experience of work? Focus: How do we create a way of working that's productive, compelling and sustainable?

More HR resources for candidate screening and talent acquisition

  • Talent marketplace

    Unlock skills and build future capacity by understanding what employees can do now and what they can do in the future with targeted development. A talent marketplace platform will match them to business needs at scale and speed.
  • Skills-based talent strategies

    Mercer Skills-Edge Suite offers consulting, technology and data to give you the insight to advance skills-based talent and pay practices across your company.
  • HR training (Mercer Learning)

    Equip your employees with e-learning courses and virtual workshops that will help them command the future. Or create a custom series targeted to your talent needs. 
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