Flexible Mobility Policies Survey

The 2022 report is available!

Mercer's 2022 Flexible International Mobility Policies Survey aims to find out what kind of flexibility multinational companies have introduced in their global mobility program policies, as well as their design and how successful they have been.

What is meant by policy flexibility? Any level of choice, either to the business or assignee, with regards to the package or relocation assistance to be provided to an assignee, whether for a specific item or within a choice of items.

2022 Flexible Mobility Policies Report - Key highlights

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The proportion of companies applying flexibility in their global mobility policies has increased by 21 percentage points since 2019.

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The three most common approaches to flexible assignment packages:
1) Lump sums (60%), 2) Cash out (34%), 3) Benefit swapping (32%)

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Improving the assignee experience is the key reason for introducing flexibility in global mobility policies, according to 57% of respondents, who consider it a very important expected benefit.

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Lack of technology infrastructure to support flexible packages is a main challenge when introducing flexibility, according to 47% of companies.

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The survey covers:

  • Mobility program trends and management
  • Introducing flexibility: objectives, challenges, eligibility, responsibilities and program design
  • Flexible items scope
  • Managing cash out and lump sum(s)
  • Managing flexibility: pros and pitfalls, assessment and feedback, COVID-19 impact

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Note: Completing the questionnaire takes approximately 35-45 minutes, but you do not need to finish it in one sitting. We will save your work and generate a personal password allowing you to pause and resume the process at your convenience. Get started now!

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Watch the webinar Do you know how to use flexibility wisely in your mobility program, and how your peers approach the topic? Get our experts' recommendations and highlights of the 2022 survey results.

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Your guide to flexible mobility programs Flexibility within 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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