Understand future workforce skill, capability and experience needs through deep analysis and insights in order to develop people strategies that will help you transform.
In today’s complex, dynamic and highly interconnected global marketplace, organisations face increasing pressure for rapid and continuous adaption. At the same time, organisational boundaries are becoming more blurred as talent and capabilities are sourced beyond the traditional confines of the ‘permanent’ employee. Combine this with the ongoing digital disruption of value chains and revenue models and it is clear that upheavals are set to continue — and at an accelerated rate.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made us reconsider business resilience and the value of the most critical asset to the business – the workforce. It is crucial for organisations to transform the way they plan their workforce to address current business challenges and prepare them for inevitable future change in order to continue to thrive. Effective workforce planning and people strategy provide a platform for delivering on business goals and create a sustainable source of competitive advantage.
Leading organisations are transitioning to more agile structures with a focus on creating, capturing and delivering value and understanding how work is continuously evolving. Converting novel workforce datasets into meaningful insights and tying analytics to unique business plans and workforce priorities to demonstrate the “so what” allows organisations to gain traction through change and generate impact well into the future.
Workforce analytics has been around for some time, yet real progress has been slow. According to Mercer’s Global Talent Trends 2021 study, this year HR intends to focus on harnessing the power of data to inform workforce transformation, with over half (62%) of HR leaders focused on improving their analytic capabilities to support strategic workforce planning. Only 14% believe they have already successfully implemented this practice.
We will help you create a tailored people strategy and workforce plan to enable you to create the workforce, build the capabilities, and drive the initiatives required to succeed in today’s volatile world and new shape of work.
Mercer offers a systematic process for identifying and addressing gaps between current and projected future workforce requirements. We provide a rational business basis for prioritising, developing, and funding the people practices to support business objectives. We look at medium to long-term people and capability planning, with short-term wins in mind, focusing on identifying the future size, shape, capabilities and composition of the workforce and articulating how jobs and roles will evolve over time.
We put skills at the core of transformation, as skills are the new fabric of work. Work has to be de-constructed and re-architected to achieve organisational flexibility and resilience on the one hand, and to inform reskilling and personal growth plans for the employees. Mercer can help you define the most effective interventions to build, buy and borrow the required skillsets and capabilities to suit your organisation’s unique challenges.
We also use disciplined analytics, planning and predictive modelling to help you address specifically critical workforce management issues and develop data-driven talent strategies to support business needs. We can help you gain actionable insights through:
By doing this, you will be able to answer and effectively solve for the following questions:
In addition, Mercer can help you embed effective, self-sustaining workforce analytics practices into your organisation to deliver real strategic insights and help drive key decision making capability with your executive team.
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.
Design a workforce strategy that is future-focused by using deep analytics and insights to evolve your HR function to drive effectiveness and deliver an enhanced employee experience.
Deliver value, agility and sustainability by designing structures, operating models and ways of working aligned to your business strategy.
Transform how HR is delivered in your organisation, to drive a world-class employee experience.
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