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Holidays Worldwide Vary Greatly by Country

Mercer’s Worldwide Benefit & Employment Guidelines provides an overview of mandatory and private benefit practices, statutory regulations, and employment conditions. Learn more about public holiday practices. 15 December 2014

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Employers Hold the Line On Health Benefit Cost Growth

According to Mercer’s National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, US employers took action on several fronts to hold growth in the average per-employee cost of health benefits to just 3.9% in 2014. 9 December 2014

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Non-traditional Solutions Can Improve Women’s Workforce Progression

Non-traditional solutions to address the unique needs of women can have a positive impact on an organization’s long-term ability to engage and retain female talent, according to new global research from Mercer. 2 December 2014

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Compensation Planning is Vital in Uncertain Times

Learn about compensation practices around the world and how to attract, motivate, and retain the right people for the right jobs. 4 November 2014

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Performance Awards Keep CEO, CFO Compensation on the Rise

The median total compensation for CEOs and CFOs of companies in the S&P 500 continues to rise, according to Mercer’s recent analyses of compensation and benefits. 27 October 2014

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Global Pension Index Highlights Diversity and Challenges

The Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index compares and rates retirement income systems in 25 countries around the world. Learn how these systems are ranked in 2014. 20 October 2014

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Pay Raises in US Continue Steady Growth

Compensation decisions are difficult. But recently, more employers are concentrating limited resources on top talent, according to Mercer's 2014/2015 US Compensation Planning Survey. 13 October 2014

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Retirement Ages Rise Over Past 10 Years

According to Mercer's annual Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines, the retirement age at which workers are eligible to access their state pensions has changed significantly. 6 October 2014