Explore Our Research

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.

Small business plays a significant role in the U.S. economy as an engine of growth and job creation. Faced with inflation and other economic headwinds, small businesses have shown strength and resilience. Uncover how companies are attracting and retaining workers along with the other challenges small businesses are currently facing.

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April 2022 Quarterly Research Insights into the Changing Landscape of Small Business

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May 2021 Quarterly Research Insights into the Changing Landscape of Small Business

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September 2021 Quarterly Research Insights into the Changing Landscape of Small Business

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December 2021 Quarterly Research Insights into the Changing Landscape of Small Business

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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.

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

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

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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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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.

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

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

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Workforce

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

How fast are wages rising? It depends on where you live.

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An analysis of hiring data and worker behavior on the labor market recovery.

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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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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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Our annual survey of over 32,000 workers across 17 countries found a surprising transformation taking shape in the workplace.

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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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