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People at Work 2021: A Global Workforce View

Executive Summary

Summary of People at Work 2021: A Global Workforce View

April 27, 2021 | read time icon 5 min

by Nela Richardson, Ph.D., Sara Klein
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The ADP Research Institute’s People at Work 2021: A Global Workforce View provides a starting point to understand the situation facing employees today across five dimensions of working life: worker confidence and job security; workplace conditions; pay and performance; worker mobility; and gender and family. Acting as a barometer of how the global workforce feels one year on from the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s report delivers unrivaled insight into how workers and employers have coped so far and how the workforce feels about the future. Though attitudes and behaviors are impacted by the local path of the pandemic in different parts of the world and the policies adopted by various governments, several overarching trends are developing. In this brief Executive Summary, we explain the five dimensions in detail.

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