Mercer at Davos 2019

Mercer at Davos 2019

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Workforce Transformation

Driving Change and Creating Opportunities


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When Women Thrive

As Mercer celebrates the fifth anniversary of When Women Thrive at Davos, we broaden our conversation beyond gender...

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The Change Challenge

We are uncovering the financial disruption of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for the workforce of the future...

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2019 World Economic Forum—Daily Mercer Dispatch Thursday, 24 January 2019

On Thursday January 24, Mercer presented a panel discussion on Thriving Workforce, Gender Parity.

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2019 World Economic Forum—Daily Mercer Dispatch Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Organizations are realizing that they must think expansively about Industry 4.0 and how we can build and lead a workforce that will work differently, longer and with complex needs.

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2019 World Economic Forum—Daily Mercer Dispatch Tuesday, 22 January

An inspiring Tuesday began with a Mercer breakfast celebrating the fifth anniversary of our thought-provoking When Women Thrive research.

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2019 World Economic Forum—Daily Mercer Dispatch Monday, 21 January

On Monday, our Mercer and MMC teams arrived at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting to connect with clients and government and business leaders.

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Building Community in a Digital World

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As the World Economic Forum focuses on Globalization 4.0, Mercer is exploring the implications that rapid change and instability will have on the workforce for the future. 


Watch the session videos from Mercer’s When Women Thrive and Change Challenge breakfasts to hear first-hand the insights and themes that emerged from the conversations.

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Celebrating Five Years of When Women Thrive:
Empowering People, Companies and Societies to Thrive


January 22, 2019


Mercer celebrated a significant milestone in empowering individuals, companies and societies to thrive as we hosted our fifth annual When Women Thrive breakfast event at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2019.


An audience of C-suite executives, government representatives, academics and leaders from NGOs gathered together on January 22 in Davos where Mercer’s newly-named CEO Martine Ferland and When Women Thrive Global Leader Pat Milligan were joined by MMC President and CEO Dan Glaser and María Fernanda Suárez, Minister of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Colombia, to talk about gender equality, leadership accountability and the much-debated subject of quotas.


Our esteemed panel, moderated by Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Vista Equity Partners, featured Karen Quintos, EVP and Chief Customer Officer at Dell, Jennifer Saenz, SVP and CMO, Frito-Lay NA, and Carolyn Tastad, Group President — North America, P&G. Together, they demonstrated courageous leadership as they shared their own stories and talked about the impact of technology on the workforce, the need for caregiving support for women in the workforce and the importance of advocacy.






The Change Challenge: Fast 4.0-ward to a Secure Future


January 23, 2019


Mercer uncovered the financial disruption of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for the workforce of the future—where living and working longer collides with greater workplace flexibility and uncertainty - at our Change Challenge breakfast event at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos on January 23.


Economists call it a mystery — a puzzle for our time. Why do wages in most developed countries remain stagnant while companies report record profits, unemployment levels drop and global growth continues? Does it contradict the expectation that by 2030, middle-class spending will increase by US$29 trillion to US$64 trillion annually? And can today’s workforce count on financial security for tomorrow?


In this session, leaders assessed the changes in how we live and work. From job-changing robotics and AI to a growing reliance on contract workers, all while we’re living and working longer, we face a new economic reality of innovation and business strategy — what the World Economic Forum calls the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In Davos, we explored how this 4.0 revolution in how we work, save and spend is at odds with our traditional income, savings and retirement systems.


Join us with Salary Finance as we meet the disruptors and innovators who are facing the change challenge of the Fourth Industrial Revolution head on!





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