Seven-time Emmy Award-winning news anchor Paula Zahn will host Mercer's third and final Innovation Conversations webcast, People at the Heart of Performance, on June 22, at 9:30 am Eastern time.

Business leaders, policy experts and journalists around the world are invited to participate in this dynamic and informative discussion focused on sourcing, building and leading a talented and productive workforce to compete effectively.

Today’s successful organizations recognize just how potent it is to have the right talent in the right roles at the right time. Yet many face serious talent challenges, including access to the right people at the right capability levels, a disengaged workforce and a ready supply of leaders.

Find out from those who have taken ground-breaking steps in redefining how talent is managed and global leaders are developed to overcome those challenges.

  • How Wal-Mart is building its next-generation talent base in areas of short supply

  • How Juniper Networks turned talent management on its head to foster a work environment that drives innovation

  • How American Express is engaging and retaining critical jobs and top talent around the world

  • How strategic workforce analytics and metrics are critical to forecasting and planning future talent requirements

In addition, Mercer will unveil new research on developing global leaders and on the current drivers of employee engagement.

There will be a live Q&A with panelists. Participants are invited to submit their questions to Zahn and the panel for discussion.

People at the Heart of Performance will take place on Wednesday, June 22, 2011at 9:30 am EST, 8:30 am CST, 9:30 am MST and 8:30 am PST. The event is free and can be accessed with any Internet-connected computer.

Register for the event here.

About Mercer’s Innovation Conversations Series

Innovation Conversations is a new series of signature webcast events focused on a key topic crucial to the ongoing competitiveness of U.S. businesses — health care reform, talent management and retirement.

For further details on the Innovation Conversations and other Mercer events, visit the Signature Events website.

Published in Atlanta
Thursday, 31 March 2011 20:01

The future of retirement



Mercer, a global leader for trusted HR and related financial advice, products and services, has announced the latest event in their Innovation Conversations series — The Future of Retirement. Emmy award winning journalist Paula Zahn will once again host a compelling and interactive dialogue with leading-edge companies, thought leaders and Mercer experts.

As nearly 80 million baby boomers in the U.S. begin to reach retirement age in 2011, the concept of retirement is being redefined. Driven in part by rising life expectancy and by concerns around securing sustainable retirement income, employees are reassessing their options to take advantage of a more flexible approach to transitioning from work to retirement.

This event will explore the implications and the innovative actions employers can take to drive both retirement plan performance and a more effective workforce management strategy.

Expert panelists from Mercer, eBay Inc., Pfizer Inc., Boston College and Symantec Corporation will share their views and experiences on how organizations are currently meeting the challenge head on through innovative integrated retirement management strategies, as well as provide their insight and advice on the likely challenges ahead for employers in a fast-changing retirement landscape.

There will be a live Q&A with panelists. Participants are invited to submit their questions to Zahn and the panel for discussion.

The Future of Retirement will take place on Thursday, April 14, 2011 ?at? 9:30 am EDT, ?8:30 am CDT, ?7:30 am MDT? and 6:30 am PDT. The event is free and can be accessed with any Internet-connected computer.

Register for the event here.

About Mercer’s Innovation Conversations Series

Innovation Conversations is a new series of signature events developed for U.S. client organizations. Each of Mercer’s Innovation Conversations will focus on a key topic crucial to the ongoing competitiveness of U.S. businesses — health care reform, talent management and retirement.

View Mercer’s last event — True health reform.

Published in Atlanta
Thursday, 17 March 2011 05:00

The future of retirement



Mercer, a global leader for trusted HR and related financial advice, products and services, has announced the latest event in their Innovation Conversations series — The Future of Retirement. Emmy award winning journalist Paula Zahn will once again host a compelling and interactive dialogue with leading-edge companies, thought leaders and Mercer experts.

As nearly 80 million baby boomers in the U.S. begin to reach retirement age in 2011, the concept of retirement is being redefined. Driven in part by rising life expectancy and by concerns around securing sustainable retirement income, employees are reassessing their options to take advantage of a more flexible approach to transitioning from work to retirement.

This event will explore the implications and the innovative actions employers can take to drive both retirement plan performance and a more effective workforce management strategy.

Expert panelists from Mercer, eBay Inc., Pfizer Inc., Boston College and Symantec Corporation will share their views and experiences on how organizations are currently meeting the challenge head on through innovative integrated retirement management strategies, as well as provide their insight and advice on the likely challenges ahead for employers in a fast-changing retirement landscape.

There will be a live Q&A with panelists. Participants are invited to submit their questions to Zahn and the panel for discussion.

The Future of Retirement will take place on Thursday, April 14, 2011 ?at? 9:30 am EDT, ?8:30 am CDT, ?7:30 am MDT? and 6:30 am PDT. The event is free and can be accessed with any Internet-connected computer.

Register for the event here.

About Mercer’s Innovation Conversations Series

Innovation Conversations is a new series of signature events developed for U.S. client organizations. Each of Mercer’s Innovation Conversations will focus on a key topic crucial to the ongoing competitiveness of U.S. businesses — health care reform, talent management and retirement.

View Mercer’s last event — True health reform.

Published in Atlanta