#SatuMalaysia: Fighting the Pandemic as One

The recent coronavirus epidemic has truly been a stress test for the entire world that has placed devastating strains on health, economies and businesses.


As proud contributors to the Malaysian community and the world of work, Mercer is striving to live our purpose of making a positive difference to our clients, colleagues and communities.


Effective 18th March 2020, all Malaysians were under a Restricted Movement Order to combat the spread of COVID-19. While the health and safety of the people remain our foremost concern, it is a pleasure to support you in managing its impact on businesses whilst keeping the workforce safe, engaged and productive.


As the outbreak continues, Mercer initiated a Malaysia-specific pulse check to address requests for practical advice around managing HR concerns.


Our Coronavirus Response Survey aims to provide you with market insights on the listed topics and more in view of businesses in Malaysia.

  1. Merit Salary Increase
  2. Salary Reduction
  3. Variable Bonus
  4. Sales Incentives
  5. HR Budget
  6. Impact on Business Divisions
  7. Working Arrangements

The data collection period was between 26th March – 10th April. 201 companies across 12 industries have shared their coping strategies to COVID-19 which has now enabled us collectively learn from each other. Anecdotal data support our position that the report findings have maintained relevance well into June.




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