3 episodes

Is work working for your people and organisation? In this podcast, Mercer thought leaders, industry experts and business visionaries share big ideas and best practices to help you transform your organisation, build great workplaces and shape a more equitable and sustainable future – a future where work ‘works’ for everyone.
Making work ‘work’ is a podcast from Mercer Workforce Solutions.

Making work ‘work‪’‬ Mercer Workforce Solutions

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

Is work working for your people and organisation? In this podcast, Mercer thought leaders, industry experts and business visionaries share big ideas and best practices to help you transform your organisation, build great workplaces and shape a more equitable and sustainable future – a future where work ‘works’ for everyone.
Making work ‘work’ is a podcast from Mercer Workforce Solutions.

    Designing world-class early talent programs

    Designing world-class early talent programs

    Is your graduate or early talent program delivering long-term value? In this episode, Laura Manescu, Senior Talent Strategy Consultant at Mercer Workforce Solutions, Fiona Herron, Senior Manager of Graduate Programs at Commonwealth Bank, and Phil Harrington, Leader of Mercer’s Talent Assessment Business, talk about trends and best practices that will help you bring talent in early and develop and nurture them through your organisation.

    In this conversation, they talk about the challenges and opportunities for hybrid work in recruiting and developing early talent, the evolution of assessment practices, assessing for skills, aligning graduate programs with broader HR strategy, using the recruitment process to make strides in DEI, personalising the candidate experience, using data beyond the point of hire, getting candidates excited about your offer, and more.

    Visit the podcast page for the episode’s transcript, references and resources https://www.mercer.com.au/our-thinking/workforce/podcast-making-work-work.html

    • 24 min
    Creating a culture of skills

    Creating a culture of skills

    Do jobs really define what we do? In this episode, Cynthia Cottrell, Partner and Workforce Solutions Leader at Mercer Pacific and her colleague Anne Leblanc, talk about the evolution of work: the journey from job descriptions, capability and competencies to units of skills and the cultural shift required to unleash the value that all employees can bring to their organisations.

    In this conversation, they discuss the circular economy of talent development, the pressing need to close talent gaps by quickly moving skills to where they are needed most, the benefits of building a skills-powered organisation, and the role of technology and talent marketplaces. They also share three actionable tips for employees, HR and organisations to start their own skills revolution today.

    Visit the podcast page for the episode’s transcript, references and resources https://www.mercer.com.au/our-thinking/workforce/podcast-making-work-work.html

    • 25 min
    How to make work lovable

    How to make work lovable

    Cynthia Cottrell, Partner and Workforce Solutions Leader at Mercer Pacific and her colleague Andrew Lafontaine, Strategy and Growth leader, explore what makes workers happy at work and why it's so important for organisations to focus on creating "lovable" work experiences. 

    They talk about the decline of employee engagement in organisations, the rise of the Chief Happiness Officer, the role of employee benefits, flexibility, the 4-day work week, culture and work design. 

    Not many organisations are able to say that the hours and effort that their people dedicate to work truly contribute to making a happy life. Cynthia and Andrew share insights and practical actions that employers can take to create the conditions to make work lovable.

    Visit the podcast page for the episode’s transcript, references and resources https://www.mercer.com.au//our-thinking/workforce/podcast-making-work-work.html

    • 24 min

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