For the last ten years, Runzheimer has surveyed and reported on the trends in mobile workforce programs. With the mobile worker population on the rise, this year’s results remain as important as ever. According to IDC, the U.S. mobile worker population will account for nearly three-quarters of the total U.S. workforce by 2020*. Our 10th Annual Workforce Mobility Benchmark Survey reports on how today’s companies manage the policies, processes and program controls involved in managing mobility. The survey collects financial, operational and program-specific data points to provide trends and comparisons for these workforce mobility focus areas:
- Business Vehicle Programs
- Business Travel & Expense Management
- Domestic Relocation
So what did the report find? Key drivers of workforce mobility include fuel prices, high employment levels and rising business confidence. Steady employment growth across the U.S. has led to increased numbers of participants in workforce mobility programs. Organizations who participated in this year’s survey report a collective desire to increase visibility into spend associated with those programs and interest in understanding how their workforce mobility programs stack up to their peers.
Here are a few key findings from the report:
- Risk management practices in business vehicle programs leave organizations vulnerable. A high percentage of organizations do not verify that employees who drive for business purposes have proper insurance policies.
- Business vehicle programs are growing. Program administrators are supporting an increasing number of participants each year and are being asked to handle additional job responsibilities.
- The move to mobile apps continues and managing travel and expense receipts is a top priority. Yet a large number of organizations rely on a manual business mileage entry process.
- Relocation policies favor existing employees. Relocation policies continue to provide more generous packages to executives and existing employees versus new hires.
Understanding common organizational investments and practices can help companies identify opportunities for improvement. Every day, we work with leading companies to help improve the visibility into their workforce mobility programs, increase efficiency through the use of automation and technology and craft programs that meet their unique goals. Request your copy of Runzheimer’s 10th Annual Workforce Mobility Benchmark Report today and learn how Runzheimer can help your organization optimize its workforce mobility programs.
* IDC U.S. Mobile Worker Forecast, 2015-2020
About the Author
Ken is a Market Analyst at Runzheimer. He has more than 10 years of experience driving Product Management for data-driven businesses in the workforce mobility space. As a Market Analyst, Ken’s research skills and insights help identify and interpret trends affecting the ever-changing marketplace.More Content by Ken Robinson