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The Emerging Workforce Study


The Emerging Workforce Study

Through its annual Study, Spherion examines the issues and trends impacting the American workplace. Conducted by Research Now, it is the only nationally representative survey of both employers and employees. 

EWS is designed to uncover the evolving attitudes and motivations of American workers in context with job satisfaction, engagement and retention. Findings are paired against employer perspectives and practices to create a 360-degree view of the workforce. The study offers unprecedented insights about workers, equipping employers with the insight needed to make informed decisions that favorably impact performance.

  • 22 Years of workforce research
  • 2800+ employees surveyed
  • 700+ HR leaders surveyed 
  • 225,000+ workers & thousands of companies surveyed since 1997

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What attracts today’s top performers to your company?
More than the opportunity, job seekers are interested in your employer brand, company culture, mission and the distinct set of values that drive your HR practices.



How do you recruit the right talent to your organization. There are five generations of talent in the workforce and the way you recruit them is uniquely different. The most successful recruitment strategies are those that are tailored to the candidate they are targeting.


Employee engagement has direct correlations to productivity, performance and turnover. Building a culture that fosters engagement at every level begins with listening to employees and responding to their feedback in meaningful ways.



How do you keep employees from moving on? Understanding your workforce and what’s driving their decisions to stay or go is crucial to your ability to retain them. But, to do so, you must take action in the areas they deem important.

Succession Planning

The composition of the workforce is shifting. Seasoned, highly skilled professionals are exiting and millennials are making a mass entrance leaving a significant skill gap that employers must fill. Succession planning requires a long-term approach and a proactive investment in skills development and training to equip employees to step into these roles.


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