Flexible Working Policies & Practices Survey

Flexibility in the new way of work

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The way we work is changing. As many organizations lean towards flexible work options it’s important to establish what flexibility looks like for your employees. The Flexible Working Policies & Practices Survey is designed to measure what options are offered to employees and provide you with insight into what other companies are doing and how your approach compares.

Discovering what’s sustainable long-term is key to fully identifying short-term flexibility decisions vs. a long-term plan. Your company’s perspective and your employee’s expectations may differ, thoughtful planning and taking these considerations into account will help enable a more flexible approach to work.

Participation is open in both the spring and fall, with spring purchasers receiving both editions. Results for the spring edition are now available.

Participation open: March - April

Results publish: May

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Survey Statistics

  • # Organizations: 594

Based on data from the 2021 US Flexible Work Policies & Practices Survey.

Data Collected

  • Eligibility for flexible working
  • Current and future-state flexible arrangements offered
  • Specific benefits available to full-time and hybrid remote workers
  • Changes in policies and benefits due to increased flexibility
  • Available technology to track and promote a flexible working environment administration
  • Flexible working policy implementation and administration elements
  • Tax and pay considerations for flexible work arrangements

Geographic Area

  • National

Survey results are delivered in a published PDF format to your imercer.com account under My Downloads.


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Survey schedule

  • Participation Opens: March 15
  • Participation Deadline: April 16
  • Report Available: May

participating companies

View a list of the participating companies included in the 2021 US Flexible Working Policies & Practices Survey here.

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2021 survey participation

2021 survey participation is now closed. The act of submitting data to a survey is known as survey participation and your company is then viewed as a participant. Survey participation is open to all organizations and is not required to purchase results.

Why should you participate?

  • Ensure your data is included in the results - easily determine how your approach aligns with the broader market.
  • Secure a significant discount on survey results.

To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us.

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  • Sub TitleFlexibility in the new way of work
  • Short DescriptionProviding flexible work opportunities is the new normal. Understand how your flexible work options compare with other organizations.