Mercer at the World Economic Forum

Mercer at the World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum

Mercer at Davos 2018

New Ideas for Succeeding in a Disrupted World

A look at the Future of Work

We are proud to have participated in and to have lead many conversations at the 2018 World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.  One thing that is resoundingly clear – The Future of Work and how technological, political and social developments will change the way people live and work - is top of mind for leaders from academia and the public and private sectors.

In particular, we discussed how companies can transform into a digitally-driven enterprise that is competitive, people-focused and socially relevant.

Workforce for the Future

Mercer and Oliver Wyman’s combined perspective, Delivering the Workforce for the Future, shows organizations of all sizes how to prepare and energize their workforces for digital transformation. The strategy provides a road map for a future-focused, technology-enhanced environment that leads to a thriving workforce.

Workforce for the Future

Workforce for the Future

Realizing the opportunity in this digital era is based on three key principles – skills, size and shape.

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The Future of Jobs is Bright

If we get it right, the future of jobs will be more meaningful, intellectually stimulating and engaging.

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The Buzz at Davos: The Future of Work

Julio Portalatin and Mercer executives speak on the changes that will transform work in the future.

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The Future of Work: Understanding the Fundamentals

Scott McDonald, CEO of Oliver Wyman, address the key foundational elements to address the future of work.

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The Future of Work and Women

Our fourth annual briefing at the World Economic Forum focused on how to advance women through cultivating an environment of trust, prioritizing access to care, collaborating with men to drive change, and leveraging data, analytics and technology to address systemic barriers to progress.   

The new When Women Thrive report releases on February 6th.  In considering both headwinds and accelerators, the report outlines the drivers of female advancement and identifies the concrete steps organizations can take to drive change. 

Watch the full replay of our 23 January session – an interactive and future-focused discussion with bold leaders in Davos.

Human Interface and Artificial intelligence

Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder, Chairwoman and CEO of, shares her thoughts on the importance on investing in humans.

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Pat Milligan in the News

The rise of powerful women at Davos in WEF belies imminent job destruction from rise of automation and artificial intelligence.

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Accelerating for Impact

Register for our February 28 webcast and join the conversation we began in Davos – registrants will also receive paper when released.

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Optimism and Opportunity

Pat Milligan, Global Leader of When Women Thrive, reflects on and shares key insights from her week at Davos.

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Healthy, Wealthy and Work-Wise

One of the most important socio-economic and political issues of our time is the collision of aging and work. Seismic shifts in demographics and extended lifetimes are challenging the relevance of traditional definitions of employment and retirement.

Healthy, Wealthy and Work-Wise, a Mercer initiative,  aims to arm governments, employers and individuals with the data-driven insights and data and technology-driven solutions needed to create a new people experience. With contributions from industry leading partners including the World Economic Forum, Stanford Longevity Centre and the Milken Institute, the initiative helps lead us toward new thinking about what needs doing now to improve the future of quality of life across the world. 

Explore what leaders believe will be the biggest advancements impacting how people live, work and save in the full replay of Mercer's session in Davos.

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Is this the secret to engaged employees?

By Renee McGowan. Published on 10 January on as part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

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Living Longer and Adapting Change

Senator the Honourable Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance of Australia, discusses how we plan and adapt to living longer.

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Learning, Working, Retiring

Joan Lamm-Tennant, PhD, CEO and Founder of Blue Marble Micro Limited, shares the importance of rethinking our narrative

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CEO Conversations

The Future of Work: The Right Actions

Julio Portalatin explains the actions companies need to take now to prepare for the future of work.

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Cyber: The Stakes of Change for the C-Suite

Marsh & McLennan’s Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Peter Beshar, discusses the evolving nature of cyber threats.

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CEOs are Optimistic

Dan Glaser, appeared on CNBC’s Power Lunch, where he shared his perspectives on the conversations taking place at the Forum.

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Is it time to retire retirement?

CEO Julio Portalatin discusses what increasing life expectancy means for the world's retirement systems.

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Mercer at #WEF18

Join our social media conversation at Davos — follow us on Twitter (#WhenWomenThrive, #HealthyWealthyWorkWise and #WEF18), LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

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