People are working less. Who and why? The ADP Research Institute’s Data Lab has the answer behind this new trend.

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February 22, 2024

People are working less. Who – and why?

While the post-pandemic job recovery was strong, it was accompanied by a rise in part-time labor and a decline in median hours worked. We use ADP data to see who's working fewer hours since 2019.
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ADP Research Institute Employee Motivation and Commitment Index by gender and age group
ADP Research Institute Employee Motivation and Commitment Index by gender and age group

October 25, 2023

Gender differences in the EMC Index

by Mary Hayes, Ph.D.Jared Northup

We use our EMC Index to explore how employee motivation and commitment vary between men and women.
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ADP Research Institute Employee Motivation and Commitment Index by industry over time
ADP Research Institute Employee Motivation and Commitment Index by industry over time

October 25, 2023

An industry dive into the EMC Index

by Mary Hayes, Ph.D.Jared Northup

We use our EMC Index to dive deep into how employee motivation and commitment vary by industry.
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Employee Motivation and Commitment Index
Employee Motivation and Commitment Index

October 24, 2023

EMC Index rose in October

by ADPRI Team

The Employee Motivation and Commitment Index tracks how people think and feel about their jobs and employers. By providing a real-time measure of the state of worker allegiance, the EMC Index can tell us whether workers are flourishing in their jobs, or detaching.
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The hidden truth about promotions
The hidden truth about promotions

September 7, 2023

Measuring employee success in more ways than one 

by ADPRI Team

The newest issue of Today at Work delivers some surprising findings on promotions and debuts a new measure of worker sentiment.
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September 6, 2023

Today at Work: Promotion impact analysis

by Ben Hanowell

Research questions and technical notes

In the September issue of Today at Work, we examined employee motivation and commitment to their employer. My colleagues Dr. Mary Hayes and Jared Northup developed a tool – the EMC Index – to measure those aspects of worker sentiment, a project described ...

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September 6, 2023

How ADPRI constructed the Employee Motivation and Commitment Index

by Mary Hayes, Ph.D.Jared Northup

For nearly a decade, ADPRI has been collecting granular data on individual workers from a stratified random sample of people worldwide. In surveys of more than 490,000 workers in 29 countries, respondents have shared their feelings about their jobs, their colleagues, their organizations, their pay, their leaders, and many other workplace issues.

Our study reaches knowledge ...

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A line chart showing that the HR staffing ratio rose between 2018 and April 2023
A line chart showing that the HR staffing ratio rose between 2018 and April 2023

August 9, 2023

HR: How much is too much — or too little?

by Jeff Nezaj

We wondered whether HR offices were growing or shrinking, and whether beefed-up HR staffing has an effect on employee turnover. To find out, we use ADP data to look at HR staffing levels going back to 2018.
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Architecture of a transformer built by ADP Research Institute that predicts wage percentiles from job title. Model not used in any ADP product.
Architecture of a transformer built by ADP Research Institute that predicts wage percentiles from job title. Model not used in any ADP product.

June 29, 2023

When using AI to predict pay, context matters

by Tim DeckerBen Hanowell

We built an algorithm to predict wages from job titles. Our findings reveal the promise and pitfalls of artificial intelligence as a way to study the labor market.
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