Mercer announced today the April 2014 release of its talent-focused technology solutions portfolio Talent Impact™. Helping clients to better forecast, engage, mobilize, reward, assess and develop their workforces, The April 2014 Talent Impact release includes more than 100 new and improved features and functionality for its 5 million users across nearly 500 client organizations in 26 markets and 16 languages. Many of these new features will be highlighted during complimentary, one hour Mercer webcasts held May 5 (4pm EDT), May 6 (7am EDT), May 7 (9pm EDT) and May 8 (11 am EDT). To learn more and to register for the webcasts please visit www.mercer.com/talent-impact. “We are very pleased and proud to announce our latest Talent Impact release,” said Lisa Sterling, Partner and Global Product Leader of Talent Technology Solutions. “Our reward and analytics-related enhancements are particularly important to our user community as they offer cutting-edge visualization and support features along with a unique combination of reference benchmarks, multi-source market data and job evaluation that has become critical in job compensation decision making.” The enhancements found in the April 2014 Talent Impact release include: Streamlined Compensation Benchmarking and Position Leveling Mercer’s compensation benchmarking capabilities have been expanded to support Mercer’s proprietary Internal Positioning Evaluation (eIPE) methodology. HR staff members often find it challenging and complicated to produce timely answers to questions about a job or role and have to use multiple resources to find information on levels, compensation benchmarks and other market data. With job leveling combined with compensation benchmarks, users can now easily and quickly identify and explain pay-related decisions for a given position in terms of its value to the organization and how it compares to outside pay benchmarks).