Mercer's comprehensive surveys on international assignments and global mobility policies and practices keep clients up to date with current trends. From these surveys we have compiled the most robust international HR management database in the industry, from which we draw data for our global mobility policy benchmarking.
Below is a collection of our survey reports that can assist with global mobility management. Mercer also runs client-commissioned surveys that cover talent mobility issues such as expatriate satisfaction surveys, vendor assessments, and more.
Contact us today to inquire how we can help you get the answers you need to maximize your program.
Alternative International Assignment Policies and Practices Survey
Launching in the first half of September, this survey will examine trends for the following types of international assignments: one-way transfers, developmental/training, short-term, and commuter.
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Worldwide Survey of International Assignment Policies and Practices
The survey explores trends in mobility program demographics, program management and policies and practices, with a special focus on long-term assignments. It offers in-depth review of the compensation, allowances, benefits and relocation support included in long-term assignment policies and can help you benchmark the management of your mobility programs and long-term assignments against those of your peers.
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North America Domestic Relocation Policies and Practices Survey
This survey addresses key elements of relocation programs within the United States or Canada and provides you with benchmark data to set fair and competitive policies. In-depth detail is provided on the issues involved in transfers from low-cost to high-cost locations. Three main policy types are covered in the survey: Standard (Core) Policies, Flex Policies, and Lump Sum Policies.
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Australian Domestic Mobility Survey
This survey deep dives into the trends regarding relocating employees domestically within Australia, focusing on the four main assignment types: short-term, long-term, permanent one-way, and fly-in fly-out.
2020 surveys – new reports available
Singapore Local-Plus Compensation Packages Report
This report contains market practices on statutory and nonstatutory benefits, including comprehensive insights on how organizations design benefit provisions for foreign employees under a local plus compensation approach.
Flexible Mobility Policies Survey
This report 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.
Mobility Metrics and Analytics Survey
While talent mobility analytics have not reached full maturity yet, the ability to use and share relevant analytics for decision marking is an increasingly important trend that should not be ignored – but how far are you with adopting metrics and analytics for your mobility program? Our initial survey drive has completed, but you may still participate for report discounts and other benefits.
Mobility Organization and Transformation Survey
This report can help you benchmark your mobility function's organization and management against that of your peers by providing an in-depth review of the services responsible for the mobile workforce management and information on how they are structured and operated.
Recent global mobility surveys
International Business Travelers Survey
This survey, new in 2018, digs into policies and practices put in place to address the tracking, compensation, travel, support, and insurance coverage of business travelers.
Rotator Assignments Survey and Services
Rotators are critical to the success of the overseas operations of many companies. These unique workers support challenging projects in a range of locations and industries, particularly energy, mining, engineering, and construction. Mercer's competitive data and expertise in global mobility management can help support your international rotator programs.
Local Plus and Location-specific Surveys
Offering an in-depth look at policies and practices in several locations where local plus packages are prevalent, these surveys expand on our recent research into alternative assignment types.
Benefits Survey for Internationally Mobile Employees
This survey covers policies and trends in the provision of benefits to globally mobile employees by multinational companies.
Gulf Cooperation Council International Assignment Survey
Focusing on the assignment policies and practices of organizations headquartered in the GCC, this report offers a unique data set available nowhere else in the international mobility space.
Africa Assignment Policies and Practices Survey
The Africa Assignment Policies and Practices Survey helps companies establish assignment policies and practices as it relates specifically to long-term assignments into Africa and among African countries, regardless of the location of the company’s headquarters.