US Mercer SIRS® – Sales Policies and Practices Survey

Develop a competitive sales force with robust data

participate now!
US Mercer SIRS Sales Policies and Practices Survey image

Assigning and designing policies and practices for your sales team can be challenging. Without these standards in place though, you risk losing talented sales professionals to your competitors. By keeping up with the latest trends and best practices, get one step closer to finding, keeping, and motivating the sales team you need for continued success.

Develop an ideal talent strategy with the US Mercer SIRS ® – Sales Policies and Practices Survey. Leverage data from over 49,302 employee observations to learn how to keep your employees engaged. Influence your company’s policies with robust data across the Consumer Products, Life Sciences, High Technology –STEM, and Airline and Transportation industries. For decisions that are both cost effective and strategically focused, analyze the data across key components, such as:

  • Approaches to assigning sales responsibilities
  • Car benefit/allowance eligibility
  • Compensation philosophy for sales staff
  • Practices for performance below and above quota
  • Target incentive calculation and much more
Is your sales team motivated to drive the results you need?

Participation open: March – May

Results publish: September


2020 Results Available

  • 61 positions published
  • USD 1,400
  • Product Details
  • 2021 Survey Participation
  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Ordering

Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 158
  • # Positions Published: 61
  • # Organizations: 117
  • # Observations: 49,302

Based on data from the 2020 US Mercer SIRS - Sales Policies and Practices Survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Approaches to assigning sales responsibilities
  • Car benefit/allowance eligibility
  • Compensation philosophy for sales staff
  • Practices for performance below and above quota
  • Sales incentive and short-term incentive targets
  • Sales incentive plan changes under consideration
  • Sales incentive plan components and weights
  • Target incentive calculation
  • Transfer and relocation policies for sales staff

Data Analyzed

Industries

  • Airlines & Transportation
  • Consumer Products
  • High Technology - STEM
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Electronics
    • Energy (includes clean energy)
    • Systems
    • Technical Services
    • Manufacturing
    • Research and Development
  • Life Sciences
    • Agricultural Sciences
    • Animal Health
    • Biotechnology
    • Contract Healthcare Services
    • Medical Devices
    • Pharmaceutical

Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN®, giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters.

2021 Survey Participation

Data Submission Tools

Participate Online
Job Matching Booklet

Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs. To participate, click the ‘participate now’ link above and follow the steps provided. Rest assured that the importance of your data security is not taken lightly at Mercer, so we take the utmost precautions to protect it.

What's new in 2021

Data for this survey will be collected through Mercer Data Connector, an innovative online platform created to simplify the participation process with easy data importing, real-time data validation, and more.

Also new this year is Mercer Job Library, a comprehensive job catalog that provides you with improved job descriptions for more accurate position matches, clearer relationships between jobs, additional specializations, and consistent job codes across all markets.

Why should you participate?

  • Align your pay to the market.
  • Maximize your budget by making informed decisions to ensure you are not overpaying or underpaying.
  • Identify “hot jobs” and areas of focus for your company.
  • Receive invitations to exclusive participant-only events.

2021 survey schedule

  • Participation opens: March 1
  • Participation closes: May 14
  • Results available: September

Note: we will not extend participation past the close date. Please contact us to learn more about our participation services to ensure you meet the deadline.


Participation Webinar

Attend a participation webinar or watch a recording to better understand the submission process and the survey data that is collected.

US Webinars & Events

2021 survey pricing

Product Participant
2021 US Mercer SIRS® – Sales Policies and Practices Survey USD $1,500
SIRS survey results are available for purchase by survey participants only.

Survey Schedule

  • Participation Opens: March 1
  • Participation Deadline: May 14
  • Date Effective: April 1
  • Report Available: September

Participating Companies

View a list of the participating companies included in this survey here.

Ordering

  • Product Participant Non-Participant
    2020 US Mercer SIRS® – Sales Policies and Practices Survey USD 1,400 N/A

    Please note:

    • Pricing may vary for multi-entity organizations.
    • Individuals or companies using Mercer data for consulting services or commercial purposes are subject to different rates. Please call for more information.
    • 2020 results now available.
    • Sub TitleDevelop a competitive sales force with robust data
    • Ordering TypePDF
    • IsOrderingSetNo
    • AdministrativeFees20
    • Compensation GridShow
    • Short DescriptionSales policies & practice information on a company-wide basis plus sales roles.
    • RegionUS

    You may also be interested in: