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Explore the most important Labor Market and People + Performance topics impacting the world of work today — and tomorrow.

Small Business

Research on the changing landscape of business conditions and the state of the small business labor market.

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Explore the most important Labor Market and People + Performance topics impacting the world of work today — and tomorrow.

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Explore Our Research

Explore the most important Labor Market and People + Performance topics impacting the world of work today — and tomorrow.

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Employee Experience

Research that reveals what drives the employee experience most and how to create an environment for these drivers to occur inside an organization.

The HR XPerience Score (HRXPS) measures HR effectiveness to pinpoint what strategic and tactical actions the HR function can take to increase service quality in this 25-country study of over 32,000 respondents.

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This study focuses on how COVID-19 has affected Engagement and Workplace Resilience — and the interplay between them — in 25 countries.

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Learn what affects Workplace Resilience and how you can increase it within yourself and your team.

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This research describes what research and practitioner communities have learned about employee engagement over the last three decades.

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This 19-country study from 2018 reveals the levels of engagement around the world and what drives it.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Research to inform making real, progressive changes in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace.

The ConnectionXPS (Connection XPerience Score) measures a person’s feelings of being seen, heard, and valued in the workplace from U.S. study of over 12,000 respondents.

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A study on gender pay inequity to determine the relative contributions of recruiting, base pay, and incentive pay to an overall gender pay disparity across the U.S. labor market.

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Pay

Data-driven discoveries about the world of work and pay, and the reliable economic indicators derived from these findings.

A first-of-its-kind look into how U.S. wage garnishment activities affect the workforce.

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A global survey of employers and employees to evaluate perceptions of the payment landscape.

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Resilience

Research that examines the benefits of Workplace Resilience, the methods for reliably measuring it, and how it can be improved at the level of the individual.

This study focuses on how COVID-19 has affected Engagement and Workplace Resilience — and the interplay between them — in 25 countries.

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Learn what affects Workplace Resilience and how you can increase it within yourself and your team.

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The Definitive Series

All available research on specific topics distilled into the most definitive discoveries, so organizations can focus their efforts on the foundation of the best possible intelligence.

Learn how ADP Research Institute reduces systematic bias inherent to multi-country research.

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This research describes what research and practitioner communities have learned about employee engagement over the last three decades.

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Workforce

Workforce research that illuminates the changing world of work for businesses.

An analysis on school bus driver employment before and after the onset of the pandemic.

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Learn about key opportunities and challenges of returning to on-site work in the post-COVID era.

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Learn about the situation facing employees today across five dimensions of working life.

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A study on employees’ attitudes towards the world of work and what they expect and hope for from the workplace of the future.

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A detailed look at how workers in the U.S. have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This study illustrates the impact of the gig workforce and the dynamics of the traditional workforce versus the 1099-M contractors and short-term W2 workers often referred to as “gig workers.”

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Employers and decision makers can gain a better understanding of the hierarchical structure of organizations, pay levels, how pay and promotions are connected and how employers retain workers throughout their organizations.

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This survey conducted in 13 countries uncovers the disconnect between workers and their employers around important factors such as talent management, recruitment, retention, and corporate performance.

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