Fault Lines Research Report

Fault Lines Research Report

Take the Lead
in a 100% uncertain world

Download our new research report to better understand the five key forces shaping the future of work.

Fault Lines Research Report

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Take the Lead
in a 100% uncertain world

Fault Lines Research Report

Download our new research report to better understand the five key forces shaping the future of work.

The Five Forces of Change

FAULT LINES

Fault lines are places where powerful forces collide. At these intersections of unstoppable energy, new territory rises up as the old gives way. Our new research reveals that today's business world is shaped by five key forces that are moving together to carve out tomorrow's landscape. By studying the pressure points where these forces meet, Mercer gives leaders an opportunity to understand the multi-directional set of challenges they now face, and how to be strategically dynamic in solving them.

TAKING THE LEAD IN A
100% UNCERTAIN WORLD

Mercer's new Fault Lines research helps business and HR leaders understand the social, political and economic forces that are combining to shape a world that is impossible to predict. Through its recommendations, Mercer helps businesses act decisively so they can position themselves best for the growth that lies in the new world ahead.

We are in a new age. Welcome to a new way of thinking.


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94%

Trust in Technology

94% who say technology has impacted growth or productivity within their industry or company say the changes have been positive.

TECHNOLOGY DISRUPTION MEETS LOW ECONOMIC GROWTH

In a commercial environment defined by low economic growth, smart companies are harnessing technology to drive productivity and shape a workforce for the future.

Topics covered: Trust in Technology | Augmented Work | Employee Voice


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62%

Paradox of Agile

Only 62% consider their business a leader in workforce agility in their industry.

GLOBAL CONNECTEDNESS MEETS
TECHNOLOGY DISRUPTION

As the borders between where companies stop and start dissolve, organisations are grappling with how to be agile in the face of the unknown.

Topics covered: Paradox of Agile | Talent Strategy | Gig Economy Dilemma


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78%

Coming of Ageism

78% have encountered workplace situations where junior colleagues have felt deprived of an opportunity to advance because of longer tenured staff.

LOW ECONOMIC GROWTH MEETS
LIVING LONGER

Changing worker demographics are impacting workforce strategy, with widely understood pressures around wage growth and competition for jobs.

Topics covered: Coming of Ageism | Income Inequality | Bottom Up Pressure


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RESEARCH REPORT FOR BUSINESS & HR LEADERS

Download our new research report, Fault Lines: Opportunity and risk for today's workforce leaders, to better understand the five key forces shaping the future of work. By understanding the pressure points that matter to them, business and HR leaders can seize the advantage in a new world defined by uncertainty and change.


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Gig Economy Dilemma

Global Connectedness Meets Technology Disruption


62% think their workforce will have a higher proportion of contract workers in the future.

Create an agile workforce: Work with experts to define your organisation’s ideal state of agility and create HR systems that allow for flexibility.

Trust in Technology

Technology Disruption Meets Low Economic Growth


94% who say technology has impacted growth or productivity within their industry or company say the changes have been positive.

Shape a workforce for the future: Unlock the best of people and technology by forming connections that create better business outcomes.

Bottom up pressure

Low Economic Growth Meets Living Longer


71% are hearing from employees that they want more transparent pay communications.

Address income inequality: Attract a more engaged and loyal workforce by analysing pay equity levels across gender and seniority.

Changing Talent Strategy

Global Connectedness meets Technology Disruption


89% are hiring talent with the drive and capability to find new or better ways of doing things.

Hire for adaptability and creativity: Develop a workforce that is confident in innovating new solutions, not just iterating on current state.