Severance Pay Policies Around the World

Policy data that ensures a well-rounded approach to employee departures

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Letting an employee go is never easy, but it’s a necessary component of workforce management sometimes. Severance pay and separation policies can vary significantly around the world, making this delicate situation even more complicated. How your company navigates the tricky waters of these policies in each location can be what separates you from the competition while confirming your compliance with local requirements.

Ensure that your workers are treated fairly and prepared to re-enter the job market using data from the Severance Pay Policies Around the World report. With data from 30+ markets and four career levels, you have the exact information you need for a well-rounded strategy. Topics covered include:

  • Severance pay policy
  • Notice period
  • Severance payments
  • Payment formula

Are you ready for an easier approach to navigating these tricky waters?

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Comprehensive Data

  • 30+ markets
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Career levels
  • Executive
  • Management
  • Professional
  • Para-professional
Topics Covered
  • Severance Pay Policy
  • Notice Period
  • Severance Payments
  • Payment Formula

Want to assess your company’s severance policy relative to your industry? Mercer’s Severance Pay Policies Industry Scorecard report empowers you to compare against the market standard for 10 global industries. View Industry Scorecard


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Global USD 3,000 / EUR 2,700 / CAD 3,800 / AUD 4,000
Americas USD 1,500 / EUR 1,350 / CAD 1,900 / AUD 2,000
Asia Pacific USD 1,500 / EUR 1,350 / CAD 1,900 / AUD 2,000
Europe, Middle East, and Africa USD 1,500 / EUR 1,350 / CAD 1,900 / AUD 2,000

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Severance Pay Policies Around the World

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  • Report Available: December 2017

Markets Covered

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Australia
  • China-Beijing
  • China-Shanghai
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
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  • Sub TitlePolicy data that ensures a well-rounded approach to employee departures
  • Short DescriptionThis new global survey collects information for more than 30 markets, and studies how organizations around the world navigate the tricky waters of severance pay provided to employees.