The Transforming for the Future podcast series features Mercer's experts who are helping organizations stay ahead of the curve by embracing transformation, exploring new ways of working, and reinventing their employee experience. We'll discuss the most pressing issues facing leaders today and how to shape the future of work so that your business and people thrive. 


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Preparing for M&A across the energy industry – how much do people & culture matter?

What is fueling the volume of deals in the energy space, and who can energy companies deliver a successful deal? In this episode, Mercer’s Global Energy Leader, Milan Taylor, interviews John Koob, Mercer’s M&A Advisory expert. Koob formal worked as a CHRO at an energy firm and has worked on a number of deals in the energy industry. John provides his unique perspective highlighting the key factors needed during an M&A and how culture plays a critical role.


Previous episodes

Develop a pay for skills culture with data and AI

This episode explores how to develop a pay for skills company culture by using data and AI to analyze talent skillsets. Kate Bravery, Global Advisory Solutions & Insights Leader at Mercer, interviews Sachit Kamat, Chief Product Officer of and Brian Fisher, Mercer’s Global Solutions Lead for Skills and Careers. They share their thoughts and experience about future-proofing your organization through utilizing pay for skills environment.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) trends to look out for in 2022

What will 2022 look like for DEI? In this episode of Transforming for the Future, Mercer’s Angela Berg interviews four Mercer DEI experts from around the globe as they share their thoughts and research surrounding DEI trends for this coming year.

Building a thriving talent marketplace

In this episode of Transforming for the Future, Mercer’s Kate Bravery interviews Ravin Jesuthasan, Global Transformation Services at Mercer, and Ligia Zamora, Chief Marketing Officer at Eightfold. They highlight how organizations can use data and AI to identify talent skillsets and use these insights to help build a thriving talent marketplace within their company.

How the energy transition impacts the people agenda

In this episode of Transforming for the Future, Energy Industry Leader, Milan Taylor, interviews Geoff Smith, Managing Partner, Gulf States Region. Geoff shares his vast experience and firsthand knowledge of working with global multinational energy companies as they navigate the uncharted waters of the energy transition and tackle new talent challenges.

Unlock M&A deal potential with data and AI

In this episode of Transforming for the Future, Mercer’s Kate Bravery interviews Kamal Ahluwalia, President of, to share his insights and experience with AI data technology and what leaders should know to ensure deal success. Julie van Waveren, M&A Advisory Services Partner at Mercer also joins to share her perspective on how talent skillsets influence deal value.

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