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

  • 2022 Flexible Working Policies and Practices Survey - Participate Now!

    The report will provide information on:

     

    • Defining flexibility

    • Flexible working philosophy

    • Policy implementation and administration

    • Impact of working remotely

    • Flexible working policy measurement

    • Flexible working impact on workspaces

     

    Mercer’s Middle East Flexible Working Policies & Practices survey will help HR managers in the region to develop a flexible working policy and gain insights on trends within the flexible workspace.

     

    Participate in the survey on or before 5th August 2022.

    General Market Report:

    USD 500 (Report Participant Price) | USD 750 (Non-Participant Price)

     

    Peer Group cut vs. General Market

    USD 750 (Report Participant Price) | USD 1,250 (Non-Participant Price)

  • 2022 Middle East Housing and Schooling Survey (May)

    The report includes data on actual Housing and Schooling allowances and policies across GCC, Jordan and Lebanon, from over 175 local and multi-national companies across all industries.

     

    Industry cuts are also available for Technology, Life Sciences, Consumer Goods and Energy segments, and other industries based on availability of data.

     

    Examines Housing Policy components such as:

    • Types of housing packages by employee group
    • Average maximum allowances
    • 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

     

    Examines Schooling Policy components such as:

    • Schooling allowance eligibility by employee group
    • Type of policy – reimbursement vs cash allowance, lump sum vs maximum allowance per child
    • Reimbursement Terms
    • Restrictions – age, grade, number of children, selected schools
    • Contributions to additional costs (transport, uniforms, books)

     

     

    General Market Report:

    USD 500 (Report Participant Price)  |  USD 750 (Non-Participant Price)

     

    Industry cut vs. General Market – based on data availability

    USD 750 (Report Participant Price)  |  USD 1000 (Non-Participant Price)

     

    Peer Group cut vs. General Market

    USD 1000 (Report Participant Price)  |  USD 1500 (Non-Participant Price)

     

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  • 2021 KSA Nationalization Retention Challenges

    Participation from 33 multinational companies

     

    • Market Covered: Lebanon
    • Industries: Life Sciences, Consumer Goods, Technology
    • Current currency practice for employment contracts and salary pay outs
    • Changes to current currency practice
    • Additional actions planned in 2022 – lump sum payments, additional salary increases, changes to allowances
    • Currency Payout – Fresh Dollar, Lollar, LBP
    • Salary transfer terms to banks

     

    Price: USD 500 All industry

    Peer group cut: USD 750

  • 2021 Lebanon Currency Payments (December Update)

    Participation from 27 multinational companies

     

    • Market Covered: Algeria
    • Industries: Life Sciences, Consumer Goods, Technology, Energy
    • General Car Policy: company car, leased car, car loan, cash in lieu of company car
    • Criteria for: Car selection, replacement period, price ceilings, make and model
    • Car expenses: amounts, separate fuel allowances, separate transportation allowances
    • Car Lease criteria: duration, lease price, components covered, replacement period and purchase option
    • Car Loan criteria: repayment, replacement, collateral requirements
    • Car Parking coverage
    • Cash in Lieu of company car: coverage, maximum allowances, separate fuel allowance, components included, additional items covered 

     

    Price: USD 500

    Peer group cut: USD 1000

  • 2021 Algeria Car Policy (November)

    Participation from 50 multinational companies

     

    • Market Covered: Egypt
    • Industries: Life Sciences, Consumer Goods, Technology, Energy
    • General Car Policy: company car, leased car, car loan, cash in lieu of company car
    • Criteria for: Car selection, replacement period, price ceilings, make and model
    • Car expenses: amounts, separate fuel allowances, separate transportation allowances
    • Car Lease criteria: duration, lease price, components covered, replacement period and purchase option
    • Car Loan criteria: repayment, replacement, collateral requirements
    • Car Parking coverage
    • Cash in Lieu of company car: coverage, maximum allowances, separate fuel allowance, components included, additional items covered 

     

    Price: USD 500

    Peer group cut: USD 1000

  • 2021 Egypt Car Policy (October Update)

    • Market Covered: KSA, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait Oman, Qatar, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia
    • Industry: Life Sciences
    • 16 Multinational Life Sciences Companies
    • Plan Mechanics – Eligibility, pay-out frequency, performance threshold,
    • Performance Pay-out by position – Curve, pay-out at target (% or lump sum)
    • Performance Scorecard and Multiplier by position – Financial and non-financial KPIs,

     

    Price: USD 750 per country, USD 5000 for the region

  • 2021 Sales Incentive Policy (June)

    • Market Covered: Egypt, Morocco

    • Industries: All industry

    • Conditions to initiate severance

    • Calculation components

    • Pay-out conditions: formula, seniority, maximums, eligibility

    • Other benefits covered upon exit

     

    Price: USD 500 per country 

       

  • 2021 Severance Practices (May)

    Participation from 38 multinational companies

     

    • Market Covered: Lebanon
    • Industries: Life Sciences, Consumer Goods, Technology
    • Current currency practice for employment contracts and salary pay outs
    • Changes to current currency practice
    • Additional actions planned in 2021 – lump sum payments, additional salary increases, changes to allowances
    • Currency Payout – Fresh Dollar, Lollar, LBP
    • Salary transfer terms to banks

     

    Price: USD 500 All industry

    Peer group cut: USD 750

      

  • 2021 Lebanon Currency Payments (March Update)

     

    The report includes data on actual Housing and Schooling allowances and policies across GCC, Jordan and Lebanon, by employee groups from local and multi-national companies. Industry cuts are also available for Technology, Life Sciences, Consumer Goods and Energy segments.

     

    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

     

    Examines Schooling Policy components such as:

    • Reimbursement Terms
    • Restrictions – number of children, selected schools
    • Contributions to additional costs (transport, uniforms, books)

     

    Price:

    General Market Report: USD 750

    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

     

    Download a sample of the report.

       

  • 2020 Housing and Schooling Spot Survey (July)

    Participation from 38 multinational and large local companies

     

    • Market Covered: Lebanon
    • Industries: Life Sciences, Consumer Goods, Technology, Local Retailers
    • Current currency practice for employment contracts and salary pay outs
    • Changes to current currency practice
    • Additional actions planned – lump sum payments, additional salary increases, changes to allowances
    • Salary transfer terms to banks
    • Also includes access to previous report editions from November 2019, February 2020

     

    Price: USD 500

      

  • 2020 Lebanon Currency Payments (June Update)

    Participation from 15 multinational companies

     

    • Market Covered: Iran
    • Industries: Life Sciences, Consumer Goods, Technology, Energy
    • Type of Car entitlement by employee group – Company Car, Cash in Lieu
    • Car Choice, Price, Make & model
    • Car expenses – fully paid, monthly allowance
    • Fuel allowances – Separate/Included in allowance, Essential/Core user and Non-Essential/Perk users, Usage liters
    • Cash allowance in lieu of company car – amount, additional expenses covered
    • Policy Review frequency
    • No car entitlement – transportation allowance

     

    Price: USD 500

  • 2020 Iran Cars & Transport Allowances (March Update)

    Participation from 50 multinational companies

     

    • Market Covered: Egypt
    • Industries: Life Sciences, Consumer Goods, Technology, Energy
    • General Car Policy: company car, leased car, car loan, cash in lieu of company car
    • Criteria for: Car selection, replacement period, price ceilings, make and model
    • Car expenses: amounts, separate fuel allowances, separate transportation allowances
    • Car Lease criteria: duration, lease price, components covered, replacement period and purchase option
    • Car Loan criteria: repayment, replacement, collateral requirements
    • Car Parking coverage
    • Cash in Lieu of company car: coverage, maximum allowances, separate fuel allowance, components included, additional items covered 

     

    Price: USD 500

    Peer group cut: USD 1000

  • 2020 Egypt Car Policy (January Update)

    The report on the practices of companies with regards to retention challenges of Saudi nationals amongst multi-national companies.

     

     Participation from 49 multinational companies

     

    • Market Covered: Saudi Arabia
    • Industries: Life Sciences, Consumer Goods, Technology, Energy
    • Challenges with Attraction and Retention – type of roles, types of levels
    • Retention programs used
    • C&B programs implemented – additional allowances, premiums
    • Home leave tickets for Nationals
    • Medical Coverage for Nationals – extended family cover
    • Educational Support for Nationals – Child Coverage, maximums, sponsorship further education

     

    Price: USD 500

    Industry cut: USD 750

Razan Simaan
Razan Simaan
Principal. Industry Forums Leader - MEA

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