Coffee with Mercer



11 May - 18 August 2016  Singapore, Singapore

  • THE ‘WHAT’
    • We invite friends of Mercer to join us over these informal conversations that we facilitate for peer groups within the Singaporean HR community. Whether it is about navigating changing legislation or building a compelling employee value proposition, simply select a topic that interests you, sign-up and drop by! You hear multiple perspectives on the topic before heading to work with plenty of food-for-thought. 

  • THE ‘WHY’
    • It is not uncommon for our consultants to hear from our clients, “Oh, we didn’t know Mercer did that!” As trusted advisors on health, wealth and careers globally, we conduct research on various people issues from time to time. We selectively choose excerpts from this body of work on the topic of the day, and use that to facilitate a discussion amongst peers over coffee and bites. The setting is informal and we encourage discussion over presentations. 

    • Workforce Metrics and Analytics: Driving Business Result with Data
      Wednesday, 11 May 2016

      Business and HR leaders are recognizing the potential value of workforce metrics and analytics. Yet many organizations still struggle with developing a strategy and identifying where to start, what to measure, and how metrics and analytics can support business strategies.

      The Workforce Metrics and Analytics Workshop is designed to help drive business results with data by providing a derailed roadmap for effectively leveraging metrics and analytics in your organization.

      Speakers: Bhavana Chauhan

      Workforce Diversity & Inclusion
      Thursday, 7 July 2016

      Learn from Mercer’s global research developed in partnership with the World Economic Forum, titled ‘When Women Thrive’ where we explore the business impact of diversity in the context of the future workforce and skills.

      Speakers: Bhavana Chauhan and
      Godelieve van Dooren

      Strategic Workforce Planning: Defining and Fulfilling Business Requirements
      Thursday, 18 August 2016

      In the current economic environment, companies face a daunting challenge: achieving long-term growth while making short-term decisions - including labor allocation and cost effectiveness - that may hamper future business success. What critical business impacting skills and capabilities must be retained now to ensure that the right talent, in the right jobs, and in the right locations is in place to fully leverage business outcomes?

      The Strategic Workforce Planning workshop is designed to help your organization effectively launch a strategic workforce planning process and move toward achieving long-term success.

      Speakers: Bhavana Chauhan


      Global Talent Trends
      Uncover what’s the latest in managing talent as share results of Mercer’s latest global Trends in Talent 2016 survey results. This research is unique in that it provides perspectives from both employers and employees across 15 different countries around the globe. We will deep dive into what these trends mean for us here in Singapore.

      Career Frameworks
      Learn more about Mercer’s latest research conducted in partnership with the Human Capital Media, which explores views of more than 1800 HR practitioners in 100 countries. We examine current practices of organizations as also highlight how investments in career frameworks are driving engagement.

      Expatriate Compensation
      In recent years, local plus packages emerged as the top choice for employers who wanted to contain cost of sending expatriates overseas. This trend has been seen since 2005, when in Asia Pacific region, implementation of local plus package increased rapidly. Join us as we discuss comparisons of the compensation and benefits approach for locally hired foreigners on Local Plus policy and international assignees, as also methods that will simplify the creation of local or local plus packages for international employees.

      Strategic Talent Management
      Mercer has developed a gamified workshop to engage with people managers on key talent decisions such as hiring and retention. Come and get a taste of this otherwise day-long simulation, which surfaces critical drivers of talent-related decisions and explores their potential outcomes on the business.

      Can’t find a topic that interests you? Tell us

    •   Bhavana Chauhan
        Senior Consultant, HR Transformation &
        Workforce Planning

      Bhavana has more than 12 years’ experience in consulting and corporate HR roles. Prior to joining Mercer, she was the HR operations director at an IT organization and was responsible for moving the company to shared services and managing change and communications. Her HR transformation experience spans global and regional implementation.Bhavana has in-depth experience in M&A, service delivery models, organization design and workforce transitioning, and process and policy harmonization. She also has extensive change management experience, delivering change initiatives in corporate HR roles as well as on projects related to mergers, systems implementation, and transformation projects. Prior to her corporate HR role, Bhavana spent six years with the human capital team at a consulting firm

        Godelieve van Dooren
        Hi Tech & Consumer Industry Leader

      Godelieve van Dooren is the Hi Tech & Consumer  Industry Leader for ASEAN and is in charge of the strategic positioning of Mercer’s information services in 8 counties across ASEAN. Next to this role, she serves as the Mercer Malaysia country leader. Prior to taking up these positions in 2013, she was Mercer’s Asia Pacific Benefits Product manager and was responsible for Mercer’s benefits surveys and related benefits product. Godelieve is also involved in several industry forums consisting of leading MNCs, including Mercer's Hi-Tech and Mercer's Consumer Goods forum.