Transform your workforce through skills-based talent practices

The pandemic has transformed the way we work. It has also challenged many companies when it comes to retaining staff. Your organization needs a talent management strategy that can help you make the most of this new evolving, and increasingly global workforce.

Looking beyond jobs to skills can revolutionise your workforce planning. Mercer can help with reskilling/upskilling, performance management, your internal talent marketplace, succession planning, pay and talent acquisition.

With transformation an everyday reality, the opportunities around skills-based talent practices are unprecedented. Without accelerating progress on their skills agenda, organizations won’t have the talent to take advantage of emerging talent. Leading companies are re-inventing their talent and reward programs around skills and Mercer can show you how.

Reinventing skills-based talent management

98% of HR leaders say their companies have significant skills gaps. Our skills-based talent management can plug your skills gap and move the management of your company forward with a strategy that retains and rewards talent.
  • Pay-for-skills

    Invest in future skills, and reinvent pay programs with AI-enabled pay decisions based on skill demand, supply and criticality.
  • Skills as the new currency of work

    Explore our latest insights on how skills-based career frameworks make companies successful.

How Mercer’s skills-based talent

We have the expertise and the experience you need to move your workforce forward.

We offer:

  • Strategic workforce planning
    We can help you audit your internal and external supply of talent and use our skills research data to provide enhanced insights and redefine your talent and skills pools where necessary.
  • Reskilling
    We can help you conduct rapid reskilling, targeted by robust assessment capability, without laborious current state analysis.
  • Skills assessment
    Measure skills and capabilities objectively for talent acquisition, development, succession or a broader people strategy, based on your skill framework.
  • Pay-for-skills
    Invest in future skills and reinvent pay programs with AI-driven pay decisions based on skill demand, supply and criticality.
  • Performance management
    Know that agile environments require rapid, multi-sourced performance feedback and assessment, so skill proficiency and development activities are even more critical.
  • Career development/pathing
    Enable employees’ ownership of their careers through skill mapping and adjacencies, which shine a light on actionable career paths.
  • Succession planning
    Ensure succession pools are informed by individual skills to expand potential talent pipelines and avoid job structures that may limit diversity.
  • Internal talent marketplace
    Deploy talent to gigs, projects, experiences based on skills supply and demand, promoting internal mobility and diversity of thinking and experiences across the organization.

Why your organization needs our skills-based talent practices

Mercer has the expertise to drive your skills-based talent management strategy.

  • Do you struggle to identify current bench strength and skills gaps to inform skills-based hiring?
  • Are you working to restructure jobs around automation?
  • Do you need earning and development investments aligned with skills-based talent management?
  • Are you wanting to offer flexible careers across the organization?

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of organizations are targeting workforce upskilling/reskilling toward critical talent pools post-pandemic


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Our latest insights on skills-based talent management

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