Drive your business goals with talent pipelining, talent mapping and profiling.

Talent is the key success factor for every business today. This will ensure organisations achieve strategic and competitive advantage by having on-demand access to a pipeline of top local and global talent, aligned to business-critical roles. 


Our talent pipelining solution – and our broader talent solutions – specifically targets a variety of situations with unique challenges such as: 


  • Transformation
  • Recruitment has been challenging
  • High turnover
  • Multiple geographies
  • Hard-to-find skills
  • High growth areas


We work with organisations that are undergoing such changes and partner with our clients to recognise talent as the key success factor in their business. Enabling organisations the strategic advantage of having on-demand access to a pipeline of top local and global talent aligned to business critical roles.

We allow our clients to understand the delivery capability of their internal talent pool in the context of the external landscape by providing a through market map. A core component of our work involves confidential research, mapping and pipeline management services that provide our clients with a comprehensive, targeted and precise talent intelligence solution.


Talent mapping, pipelining and talent solutions

Our team of dedicated experts partners with you to develop targeted talent strategies to suit your organisation. Using our expertise and analytical insights from local and global data ensures a unique and robust outcome.

How Mercer Evolve can help


A core component of our work involves confidential talent mapping/talent profiling and pipeline management solutions that provide our clients with comprehensive, targeted and tailored bench strength solutions. 


We work within a rigorous and highly structured confidential research and intelligence gathering framework that is balanced with the agility to respond quickly to our client’s needs. This allows us to provide nimble, detailed and outcome focused solutions.


Talent Mapping


Mercer Evolve has a team of senior consultants, specialist researchers and analysts who conduct a confidential research and intelligence collection process. Targeting agreed industry sectors and organisations to quantify the depth and breadth of the talent pool and identify key talent aligned to each nominated role specifications. Whilst this phase is ongoing, we meet with key stakeholders on a regular basis to review the data and intelligence gathered to mutually agree on a target group of individuals for the role to proceed to Talent Profiling.


Talent mapping

Talent Profiling


Mercer Evolve’s engagement team will discreetly and confidentially engage with targeted key individuals without reference to the organization or the specific role to protect confidentiality and gather critical intelligence such as:


Current role and responsibilities

  • Biographical data and qualifications
  • Career motivators / drivers
  • Career preferences and mobility
  • Assessment of Key Must Have’s (KMH’s) relative to the specific role
  • Analysis of leadership style and potential
  • Organisations they would or would not consider as potential employers if they were to leave their current employer
  • Compensation details – both actual and desired
  • Timing to consider an external opportunity
  • Key cultural elements that will enable you to form a compelling talent acquisition strategy to on-board the individual at the appropriate juncture.


The key output from this phase is the development of a comprehensive talent profile report which can be integrated and leveraged into a range of talent centric activities. Upon completion of our profiling process, the client has can move through to our socialization program which may be linear and result in an immediate hire to suit a current need, whilst others will by cyclical depending on the individual’s level of interest, readiness to move to another organisation and our client’s preparedness for that particular individual and or skill set. In all cases, Mercer Evolve can support the socialisation program from a talent management perspective.


Talent profiling

Talent Pipelining


This is the development of comprehensive talent profiles of nominated target talent to develop talent pipelines aligned to the nominated risk roles. We will work closely with you to agree target individuals – ensuring we leverage internal knowledge / networks – along with region priorities. This ensures that organisations achieve strategic and competitive advantage by having on-demand access to a pipeline of top local and global talent, aligned to business-critical roles. 


In conjunction with identifying hard to find technical skill sets, we’re also able to take both a gender and diversity focus to close quota gaps and make sure we have parody representation in both our mapping and profiling phases.


Talent pipelining

Why partner with us


Mercer Evolve can identify and confidentially profile worlds’ best talent – without referencing the client’s name - aligned to nominated specific roles or job families to develop talent pools and pipelines. 


Mercer Evolve can confidentially benchmark internal and external talent to truly understand if an organisation has the best talent. If not, we can develop external succession pools for critical roles or fully support targeted talent acquisition. 


Also able to create pipelines for future requirements and workforce planning. Mercer Evolve has a global research and intelligence footprint to deliver comprehensive global talent pools and pipelines and currently executing engagements across Asia Pacific, South & Central America, Africa's, North America and emerging markets across EMEA.


Mercer Evolve also specialises in the identification of leading female talent and more importantly, can provide key gender diversity insights to assist in attracting and onboarding top talent. 


We allow our clients to understand the delivery capability of their internal talent pool in the context of the external talent landscape by providing a thorough 360-degree view of that landscape. Our clients achieve strategic and competitive advantage coupled with improved speed and quality in attracting and retaining top talent while reducing costs around strategic work.




Our expertise in solving complex issues:


Our advisors work with organisations within the Pacific and worldwide to design and plan workforces to be agile for change. Let us help you develop your workforce by leveraging our deep human capital expertise as well as our global insights and world-class capabilities across all lines of business.


Through asking challenging questions and analysing our rich breadth of data, we partner with you to design and develop robust organisation structures aimed at accelerating your business objectives.

Develop your future-of-work strategy and operating model, including your organisation’s design, governance and frameworks.

Align your business values, context and operating environment through your employees, as well as detailed benchmarking, including external norms (industry and geography specific) to assist you in future proofing your business from a talent perspective.


Identify and act upon cultural risks to build a powerful employee listening model.

Map out your needs and develop strategies to transform and improve effectiveness across your organisation.

Detailed planning and integration, specifically in projects to do with M&A and change management.

Understand, align and optimise your rewards and benefits programs in more than 150 countries and organisations of all sizes.

Design executive, sales and broad-based incentives aligned with objectives.



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Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones
Business Leader, Pacific





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