Spring is in the air, and we do hope that it lifts your spirits!


The 2022-2023 Union budget will provide positive momentum to both infrastructure and employment and continue to position India as a large growing economy. Leaders, talented employees and a whole new set of skills are likely to see enhanced demand in an already talent short market. Retaining leadership talent is going to require a long-term outlook and rewards will play a critical role in both existing and emerging businesses. Employees across the board will demand value, flexibility and sustainable lives. We predict that People will continue to dominate the board’s and CEO’s agenda, and the role of the CHRO will be most vital for the organization’s strategy and success.


Globally, our coveted research “Global Talent Trends 2022” is getting ready, to be released soon. We are looking forward to seeing what is top of mind for business and HR leaders, and employees and what the future holds for the HR profession. We will be delighted to invite you to our webcasts and to discuss the findings and outlook with you.


We hope you will find the newsletter enriching. Do share your comments, views at mercerindia@mercer.com we would love to hear from you.

Shanthi Naresh
Partner | Career Business Leader
Mercer India 

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