Mercer Spot Polls

Mercer Spot Polls

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Spot Polls

Stay informed about trending topics in your markets.

Mercer spot poll reports provide you with insights on trending topics in the UAE, KSA and Egypt. Get the latest updates on how macro-economic factors are influencing compensation and benefits in these markets.

2018 Middle East Housing and Schooling Policies
July 2018

Participation from over 60 Multinational and large local companies

  • Industries: Technology, Life Sciences, Consumer Goods and Energy
  • Presents data on actual Housing Allowance maximums across the GCC, by employee group
  • Examines Housing Policy components such as;
    • Frequency of Payment
    • Coverage of Local Nationals
    • Differentiation due to marital status or family size
    • Contributions to additional living costs (furniture, utilities)
    • Coverage of moving expenses
  • Presents data on actual Schooling Allowance maximums across the GCC, Jordan and Lebanon, by employee group
  • Examines Schooling Policy components such as:
    • Reimbursement Terms
    • Restrictions – number of children, selected schools
    • Coverage of Local Nationals
    • Contributions to additional costs (transport, uniforms, books)
  • Industry cuts available, comparing to the general market

Price: General Market Report: USD 750

  • Technology Industry cut vs. General Market: USD 1000
  • Life Sciences Industry cut vs. General Market: USD 1000
  • Energy Industry cut vs. General Market: USD 1000
  • Consumer Goods Industry cut vs. General Market: USD 1000

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2018 Middle East & Africa Currency Payment Types
May 2018

Participation from 15 companies

  • Industries: Energy
  • Countries covered: Algeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Morocco
  • Types of currency payments made by companies: Hard currency vs. local currency vs. mix of currencies
  • Currency paid to different type of contracts: Local nationals, Expats on local contracts, Expats on international assignment
  • Currency used for different payment elements: base salary, allowances, benefits

Price: USD 500

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2018 Middle East Energy Industry Spotlight Report
April 2018

Participation from 20 companies

  • Industries: Energy
  • Industry’s economic outlook
  • HR outlook including; Digitalization & Automation, Turnover and Hiring intentions, Employee Engagement, HR Structures, Attraction & Retention
  • Compensation Planning 2018 across the Middle East markets

Price: USD 500

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2018 Medical Plans Egypt
April 2018

Participation from 49 companies

  • Industries: All Industry
  • Data presented by employee categories – Top Management, Management, Professional, Staff, Direct Labor
  • Medical Plan: eligibility, coverage, plan funding, premiums, upgrades
  • Plan Benefits: annual plan limits,  outpatient limits, co-payments
  • Maternity: availability and entitlements
  • Medical check-up benefits: availability, eligibility
  • Insurance companies
  • Benchmark Hospitals

Price: USD 500

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Saudi Arabia Cost of Living Spot Poll
February 2018


Participation from 111 multinational local companies operating in Saudi Arabia

  • Private sector companies
  • COL increases provided in KSA due to the recent price increases
  • Allowances and increase amounts that were applied
  • Duration of increases –temporary or permanent
  • Future intentions and considerations of companies planning to increase

Price: USD 250 Participant Price; USD 500 Non-Participant Price

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UAE Additional Redundancy Payments Spot Poll
February 2018


Participation from 53 multinational companies

  • Industries: Consumer Goods, Life Sciences, Technology and Energy
  • Data presented by industry where available
  • Enhanced End of Service Benefits above statutory requirements
  • Additional Severance Payments in addition to End of Service Benefits:

               Mechanics and Calculations
               Components
               Capping
               Additional Benefits Covered and Duration

Price: USD 500

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Egypt Inflation and Salary Increases Spot Poll
January 2018


Participation from 46 multinational companies

  • Industries: Consumer Goods, Life Sciences, Technology and Energy
  • Hard currency vs local currency payrolls
  • 2017 Salary Increases
  • 2017 Additional Salary Adjustments
  • 2017 Additional lump sum payments
  • Car/Transport Allowances increases
  • 2018 Salary Increases Projections
  • Data presented by industry where available

Price: USD 500

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Inflation, Currency Depreciation and Salary Increases Spot Poll
October 2018 – Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Iran


Participation from 47 multinational companies

  • Markets Covered: Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Iran
  • Industries: Consumer Goods, Life Sciences, Technology and Energy
  • 2018 Salary Increases
  • 2018 Additional Salary Adjustments
  • 2018 Additional lump sum payments
  • Car/Transport Allowances increases
  • 2019 Salary Increases Projections
  • Data presented by industry where available

Price: USD 500 per market

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