Flexible Mobility Policies Survey

This survey will help you find out how companies have introduced flexibility in their global mobility policies, presenting the prevalent approaches and how successful they have been.

Flexibility in mobility packages – balancing employees’ expectations with consistency and equity

The fast evolution of assignees’ demographics, assignment patterns, and technology is increasingly prompting mobility managers to adopt a degree of flexibility in their mobility policies. Mercer's 2019 Flexible Mobility Policies Survey sought to find out how companies have introduced flexibility in their Mobility Policies and whether their approach has been successful:

  • To what extent have companies introduced flexibility in their Global Mobility policies?
  • Which benefits are considered as core (i.e. non-negotiable) and which are flexible?
  • What are the prevalent forms of flexible benefits provision (lump sums, possibility to choose between cash and benefits in kind, “cafeteria” approach, swapping benefits)?
  • Who can benefit from the flexibility (assignee, business or both)?
  • What are the implications of introducing flexible benefits in terms of administration?
  • What are the pros and cons of having flexible policies?
  • And much more.

Survey results now available

The report from this survey is available for purchase online. Select your region to place an order. Custom cuts of the data are also available to participating companies, for additional fees. Please contact us to inquire about this option.

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Report highlights

Available in mid-December, the report from our Flexible Mobility Policies Survey presents a closer look at these overall findings:

  • Thirty-seven percent of survey participants reported having flexible mobility policies currently, and another 43% hoped to introduce some flexibility into their mobility policies/practices.
  • More than 70% consider that introducing flexible benefits has resulted in cost efficiency.
  • Effective tracking and reporting was rated as the most challenging aspect of introducing flexibility in mobility policies.
  • Flexibility is prevalently provided in the form of lump sums, their main advantage, according to 90% of the respondents who currently use them, being the attendant reduction in administration.
  • The survey results showed that a higher proportion of respondents offered flexibility for the business (and other stakeholders) than for employees and (other stakeholders).

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  • Preferential rate (1/3 of non-participant price) to buy the full report, including all survey results tables and executive summary
  • Preferential access to custom cuts and benchmarking

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Flexibility in mobility policy As mobility managers grapple with increasingly international and mobile workforces and changing generational expectations, flexibility with mobility policy has become imperative. For organizations that seek to provide fair and consistent policies globally, there are new models that provide choice.

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