Emerging Workforce Study

The Emerging Workforce® Study by Spherion (EWS) annually examines the issues and trends impacting the American workplace. Conducted by Harris Poll, a Nielsen company, it is the only nationally representative survey of both employers and employees. For more than 18 years, Spherion has interviewed more than 200,000 workers and hundreds of companies to reveal new insights and impacts that employers need to be aware of to make the right decisions for their business and their employees.

With compelling information to support improved employee satisfaction, retention, productivity and profitability, the latest study taps into both worker and employer sentiment around several compelling topics:


  • The impact of the skills gap on career advancement and business performance
  • Creating brand advocates
  • Succession and talent planning
  • Becoming an emergent employer