A recent SHRM survey on employee benefits found that lump sum payments are the single most popular relocation benefit offered by the surveyed companies. Lump sums are offered by 28% of responding companies, down slightly from 29% in 2017 and 32% in 2016. The survey does not differentiate between lump sums that are one part of a company’s relocation package and lump sums that represent the company’s entire relocation benefit.
The 2018 Employee Benefits Survey, administered by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in February and March 2018, assessed the prevalence of more than 300 benefits. Human resource professionals were asked whether their organizations formally offered each benefit or had plans to do so in the next 12 months. This report examines changes in the prevalence of benefits over the past five years.
Other relocation benefits most commonly offered in 2018 include temporary relocation benefits (16% of companies), location visit assistance (16%), reimbursement of shipping fees (12%), and cost-of-living differentials (11%). Read More