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53% of organizations are identifying new skills needed for their post-COVID operations





  • Identifying your organization's future state
  • Articulating skills for the future
  • Restructuring jobs around skills required and market reality
  • Offering compelling career options to your HiPOs
  • Balancing long term capability development with short term skill requirements


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Are you ready to take the plunge? Explore how Mercer can help you in this journey 

With transformation an everyday reality, the opportunities around skills-based talent practices are unprecedented. Without accelerating progress on their skills agenda, organizations won’t have the talent to take advantage of emerging new jobs. Leading companies are re-inventing their talent and reward programs around skills.

Strategic workforce planning

Apply skill based strategic workforce planning techniques to augment headcount based forecasting to enable a more holistic understanding of demand and supply in short term and long term

Skills assessment

Measure competencies and skills for talent acquisition, development, succession or a broader people strategy, and re-skill based on your strategic workforce plan and future blueprint


Invest in future skills and reinvent pay programs with market and org. strategy driven pay decisions based on skill demand, supply and criticality

Performance management

Futureproof organizational performance in this agile environment through rapid and multisource performance feedback and assessment

Career development/

Enable employees’ ownership of their careers through skill mapping providing them visibility towards an actionable career paths

Succession planning

Ensure succession pools are informed by individual skills to expand potential talent pipelines and avoid job structures that may limit diversity

Talent acquisition

Select candidates based on skills, using AI-driven skill inferences and simple digital assessment tools to improve the quality of the process and the candidate experience

Skills-based talent practices continuum

Skills based talent practices continuum

Is your organization ready to advance skills-based practices?


Take this diagnostic to assess the maturity of skills structures and reskilling processes in your organization. Identify areas of opportunities and get tips on next steps instantly!