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Surveys of Global Mobility Policies and Practices

Mercer conducts many surveys every year in order to help our clients get up-to-date information on what organizations around the globe are doing and current trends around the world. From these surveys we have the most comprehensive database in the industry and continue to grow the portfolio to address market changes. Below are some of the global surveys we have recently run or are coming up later this year. Mercer also runs many client commissioned surveys that cover everything from expatriate satisfaction surveys to vendor assessments. Contact your Mercer consultant today to inquire how we can help you get the answers you need to maximize your program.


Worldwide Survey of International Assignment Policies and Practices

The Worldwide Survey of International Assignment Policies and Practices is a comprehensive survey covering all aspects of international assignment management and has the largest participant base in the market with over 830 global companies participating.

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Alternative International Assignment Policies and Practices Survey

A deep-dive into policies and practices, the survey examines trends for the following types of international assignments: One-way Transfers, Developmental/training, Short-term, Commuter, Intra-regional, and Global nomad.

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Rotator Assignments Survey and Services

Rotators are critical to the success of many companies to support challenging projects in a vast range of locations worldwide, particularly in the energy, mining, engineering and construction industries. Mercer's extensive competitive data and expertise in global mobility can help support our clients' international rotator programs.

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Local Plus and Location-specific Surveys

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.

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Benefits Survey for Internationally Mobile Employees

The purpose of this survey is to capture policy and trends in the provision of benefits to globally mobile employees by multinational companies.

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Mobility Guides Mercer has assembled a collection of guides and whitepapers to help you understand key aspects of managing an international assignment program effectively, including guides to starting a program, expatriate compensation, policy development, technology, and more.

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News and Articles Our Knowledge Center features timely articles on mobility issues and trends, interviews with experts in the field, and news about conditions around the world affecting employees on international assignments.

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Need Other Data? Mercer offers a broad range of benefits and compensation reports and other HR-related data. Visit to browse the full range of data solutions.


Expatriate Compensation

Determining the proper compensation approach can be challenging. Written by Mercer experts, our guide to compensation approaches will provide a detailed analysis of the three main compensation methods to help you choose the right solution based on your specific needs

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Policy Flexibility

As mobility programs grow and new situations arise, companies may need to be flexible on their approach to compensation. Our whitepaper outlines the considerations, benefits, and drawbacks involved.

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