John Land

Partner, Mercer

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John is a Partner in Mercer’s Career practice based out of Boston, where he works with clients across the globe consulting on improving the future of work. His specific areas of subject matter expertise are people & talent strategies, rewards & recognition, and HR transformation & digitization (including Generative AI) that create high levels of employee engagement improving business goal attainment.


Prior to Mercer, John had extensive corporate experience where he held leadership positions in HR management and cross-functional, global project management; his last role was as the Chief People Officer of a midsize, publicly traded company and his first career was an officer in the US Navy. During his corporate career, he managed complex projects including M&A due diligence & transaction management, HR transformation, workforce optimization, and HR technology modernization. Additionally, he has been the servant leader to HR and the strategic advisor to the C-suite.


Due to his extensive corporate HR experience and passion for creating great employee experiences, John leads a wide variety of client engagements as he brings a holistic view of both the workforce and HR operations that enables him to understand and design solutions for his clients’ business challenges. If asked, he will tell you that his deepest ar3ea of expertise is brining all of Mercer’s resources to bear for the benefit of his clients.


John has broad industry knowledge as a consultant having worked with clients in entertainment, financial services, healthcare, higher education, life sciences, manufacturing, non-profit, professional services, retail, technology, transportation, and more.


John holds a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Norwich University, a Bachelor of Scienced from the United States Naval Academy, and Certificate in HR Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

You are future-proof
Wednesday, April 17
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm CT
Embracing AI and Skills: Unlocking Your Organization’s Potential
Breakout Session
Join Mercer experts, Global Solutions Lead - Skills, Jobs, Careers, Brian Fisher, and Partner, John More details Land, for a thought-provoking session on the dynamic intersection of AI, skills, and the future of work. They will explore how AI and skills are reshaping the very fabric of our professional landscape and explain HR's mindset shift from jobs to skills, and why hiring, developing, rewarding, and planning for skills are improving workforce productivity.

In doing so, they will also expose the two largest upskilling challenges that today's HR professionals are facing: a lack of understanding of what skills are now needed, and more importantly, a lack of understanding of the skillset that currently exists in their own organizations. Thankfully, these are easy fixes according to Brian and John who will share key tips, tools and solutions that will help close these gaps.

As an attendee you will walk away with an understanding of:
  • How AI is changing the future of work
  • Why putting skills at the center of your HR programs and services is imperative
  • How you can start transitioning to a skills-based workforce
  • How your recognition program data can be a quick win and ongoing tool to gathering skills data
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