Future-proofing – global mobility solutions and optimising career pathways for your employees.

Mercer’s Global Talent Trends studies indicate that more than a quarter of employees (most notably millennials) say they plan to leave – even though they are satisfied in their current role – because they do not see a long term career in their organisation or see better options externally. More needs to be done to help employees recognise the compelling career paths that exist within their own organisations.


From a geographical mobility perspective, the face of expatriation is changing. An increasingly globalised environment has blurred international boundaries. Businesses now must deal with increasingly complex issues, such as managing a new generation of professionals who are more open to the world, finding ways of reducing costs in the face of strong competition, and developing a more flexible and optimised international mobility policy. 


Career frameworks and mobility

Our team of dedicated experts partners with you to boost your workforce strategy by mapping your employees’ career paths or reinventing your mobility frameworks.

How Mercer can help


The right people in the right places, the right moves at the right time


We’re here to keep your organisation moving. We combine education, consulting, software data and online tools to offer your organisation the full breadth of mobility services.



Career pathways and career frameworks


Great career opportunities drive talent retention. Let your people grow with you. A career framework is a strategic centrepiece that sits at the core of every HR department and touches on all workforce initiatives, yet surprisingly: only one in two companies have a career framework. This is at odds with the 70% of companies who report confidence in filling their critical roles internally. 


In developing a career framework, we will help you:


  • Translate business objectives into explicit talent requirements.
  • Attract, retain, and engage employees by demonstrating real options for career growth and a path for advancement.   
  • Strategically map the growth of critical skills and identify areas where learning and development can be beneficial.
  • Assign accountabilities, performance standards and competencies to roles.
  • Create easier benchmarking for rewards and benefits programs. 
  • Connect HR initiatives to anchor a cohesive talent strategy. 
  • Get the most out of your career framework through powerful digital tools such as Fuel50, our career frameworks software partner, to empower employees to take control of their career path within your organisation.


Geographical mobility


Our proprietary global mobility data and research are the best of their kind—and so are our consultants. We have the tools and the experience to help you meet your organisation’s specific mobility needs, with practical advice behind the hard numbers. 


We’ll work with your organisation to:


  • Map out effective talent strategies that are tailored to your organisation’s unique goals, using our talent management and planning resources to help you select candidates, place them in your target regions, and iron out assignment details.
  • Improve your mobility processes while boosting employee satisfaction and growth.
  • Craft effective benefits and remuneration plans and communicate them to your employees. 
  • Support your expatriates to help ensure their success with Cultural Training and Global Leadership Profile to help you select and develop the right global leaders.


Last but not least, we give you quantifiable returns on investment. We measure program ROI and assignment success, and help you with succession and retention processes. 


Our information solutions for mobility put the highest-quality, most-detailed data available into your hands. Our Cost of Living data, the most comprehensive of its kind, is just one of our many market-leading tools and resources. Our leading benchmark data, Quality of Living data, and Hardship Ratings are all exclusive to Mercer and our clients. 


Why partner with us


In today’s competitive business environment, attracting and retaining top performers is the key to success. By taking a holistic view of your global talent and outlining your company’s career paths with Mercer’s Career Frameworks solution, you can architect compelling career paths for your employees that foster talent development, enhance retention efforts, and cost-effectively cultivate a workforce that improves business performance.


By working with us you will be able to:


  • Optimise your talent: A career framework facilitates business agility and delivers tangible returns on investment.
  • Facilitate employee growth and retention: Offer employees a transparent view of their career opportunities and empowers them to influence their career progression and opportunities to work in other countries. In addition, it ensures your organisation has a full pipeline of ready talent and the ability to direct the best talent to the most critical roles.




Our expertise in solving complex issues:


Our advisors work with organisations within the Pacific and worldwide to design and plan workforces to be agile for change. Let us help you develop your workforce by leveraging our deep human capital expertise as well as our global insights and world-class capabilities across all lines of business.


Through asking challenging questions and analysing our rich breadth of data, we partner with you to design and develop robust organisation structures aimed at accelerating your business objectives.

Develop your future-of-work strategy and operating model, including your organisation’s design, governance and frameworks.

Align your business values, context and operating environment through your employees, as well as detailed benchmarking, including external norms (industry and geography specific) to assist you in future proofing your business from a talent perspective.


Identify and act upon cultural risks to build a powerful employee listening model.

Map out your needs and develop strategies to transform and improve effectiveness across your organisation.

Detailed planning and integration, specifically in projects to do with M&A and change management.

Understand, align and optimise your rewards and benefits programs in more than 150 countries and organisations of all sizes.

Design executive, sales and broad-based incentives aligned with objectives.



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Karla Costa

Karla Costa
Global Mobility Leader, Pacific



The new shape of work



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