You're Invited: Participate in Mercer's When Women Thrive research by 1st November 2019

Firm supporters of PWN Global, Mercer, has launched the next generation of their signature When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive research. To ensure that this  expansive next-generation update of their global study on gender equity in the workplace is once again a resounding success, we ask the PWN Community to participate by completing the survey. 

Here is the full request from Mercer's team:

Since its inauguration in 2014, this research has provided organisations around the world with compelling insights and action plans for accelerating their diversity, inclusion and equity strategies. 

 We're reaching out today to invite your organisation to participate in the survey by 1st November 2019. 

How to participate by 1st November 2019 deadline

Our next round of research will examine a variety of issues, such as: 

  • Engagement, Accountability and Leadership
  • Organisation Design and Governance
  • Equity and Pay Equity Commitments
  • Talent Practices and Career Development
  • Financial Wellness, Health and Caregiving
  • Organisational Flexibility
  • Policies & Programs
  • Workforce Data by Gender and Age (and Race/Ethnicity for select countries)

The survey takes up to 60-90 minutes to complete. 

Click here to take the survey

Receive a complimentary custom report for participating

To thank you for your participation, we're pleased to offer the following benefits if you complete the entire survey and share your workforce data: 

  • Full global findings reports (to be released in Q1 2020)
  • Complimentary custom benchmark report that compares your organisation's policies and practices against global, regional, and industry data
  • Custom Internal Labor Market (ILM) map, an insightful view of your organisation's current headcounts, hiring, promotion and turnover rates by gender at each career level
  • Custom 5- and 10-year workforce projections
  • Virtual debrief meeting with Mercer consultants to review the results of the custom benchmark report/ILM map and discuss recommendations
  • 10% discount on Mercer & EDGE Certification preparation services

Please note that the custom benchmark reports are available to non-participants for $5,000 USD. 

We're exploring new areas of focus

In addition to the topics we've covered in the past, our latest research will: 

  • Examine multiple perspectives across the organisation — including C-suite executives, HR leaders, and the voice of the employees themselves.
  • Explore the intersection of gender and age (specifically, experienced workers age 55 and older) and race/ethnicity in select markets.
  • Delve deeper into critical topics like inclusive culture, leadership/managerial engagement, pay equity, key roles and career paths, flexible work, leave and caregiver support.
  • Share examples of how companies are taking action and demonstrating the business action of their progress.
  • Point to practical solutions to help you accelerate progress in your country.

Need help completing the survey? 

Our team is ready to help, including providing assistance with the workforce data requests. Please contact Barbara Matysiak

Many thanks for your participation as we work together to advance global gender equity. 

Warm regards, 

Mercer When Women Thrive Team 


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