JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022

Mercer (US)

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Workforce Strategy And Analytics – Senior Analyst

JOE ID Number: 2022-01_111468986
Date Posted: 02/14/2022
Date Inactive: 07/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Workforce Strategy And Analytics – Senior Analyst
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES
Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES
Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
New York, New York, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
C5 -- Econometric Modeling
D -- Microeconomics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
Workforce Analytics
Diversity & Inclusion
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Workforce Strategy and Analytics (WSA) practice is at the forefront of rapid advances in the fields of workforce science, people analytics, and diversity, equity & inclusion. Using approaches from applied microeconomics and I/O psychology, we help our clients unlock critical insights about their people and build evidence-based workforce strategies. Our team has been exploring relationships in workforce data for more than 25 years and continues to help organizations solve their most challenging human resource questions through statistical analyses.

Some of our core projects include:
• Multinational/global pay equity studies to identify internal pay equity issues and help clients establish pay policies and practices that result in equitable pay for all employees
• Internal labor market analyses to identify drivers of key workforce outcomes, such as retention, engagement, promotion, and performance, and interventions an organization can undertake to influence these outcomes
• Strategic workforce planning that enables an organization to balance its current and projected demand for talent against current and projected supply
• Business impact modeling to identify the workforce characteristics and management practices that are the strongest drivers of business outcomes such as productivity, profitability, growth, quality, and customer retention
• External labor market analyses to help companies better understand the labor markets in which they operate and to inform workforce strategies

If you enjoy coding and applying/interpreting statistical methods to solve real life workforce issues and inform workforce strategies, have a passion for improving diversity, equity, and inclusion, and are interested in learning from experts in talent analytics, our team has opportunities for you to innovate, grow, and advance. We have immediate openings in our offices in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C.

In this role, you will:
• Download, structure, and clean data from clients, and prepare data for analysis
• Perform advanced statistical analysis, including complex modeling
• Generate and present insights with recommendations to clients
• Draft and proof presentations
• Create and improve analytical and software tools
• Apply research in Labor Economics, Organizational Psychology, and related areas to answer client questions
• Train and develop new analysts

• Ph.D. without prior work experience or Master’s in economics, I-O or related psychology, labor relations, statistics, or other quantitative social science field plus two years of relevant prior work experience
• Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
• Experience working with and manipulating large databases
• Experience conducting statistical or econometric analyses independently
• Ability to translate complex technical findings into easy to understand terms
• Programming/coding experience (SAS or R in particular)
• Self-direction and self-motivation
• Ability to work collaboratively with teammates across disciplines and engage with clients
• Must have authorization to work in the U.S.

At Mercer, we make a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people every single day by advancing their health, wealth, and careers. We’re in the business of building more secure and rewarding futures for our clients and their employees — whether we’re crafting affordable health plans, assuring income for retirement or aligning workers with workforce needs. Using analysis and insights as motivations for change, we anticipate and understand the individual impact of business decisions, now and in the future. We see people’s current and future needs through a lens of innovation, and our holistic view, specialized expertise, and deep analytical rigor underpin each and every idea and solution we offer. For more than 70 years, we’ve turned our insights into actions, enabling people around the globe to live, work, and retire well. We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. At Mercer, we say we Make Tomorrow, Today.

Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, 401K, employee assistance program, domestic partnership benefits, career mobility, employee network groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs. For more information about our company, please visit us at:

Mercer LLC and its separately incorporated operating entities around the world are part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a publicly held company (ticker symbol: MMC).

Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers.

Application Requirements:
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Application deadline: 07/31/2022
Application Instructions:
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