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Why do we use external workers?

Less than 20% of organizations that hire “external workers”—freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers and temps—do so to save money.

A ‘job’ or ‘career’: What do your employees have?

Half of U.S. workers surveyed early this year said they ”just have a job,” not a career, and 32% said they wanted to find a new job before the year was out.

Snapshot: 2020 variable pay budgets target the top

Corporate officers will be eligible for far more variable pay than lower-ranking employees in 2020.

Snapshot: U.S. fertility rate has plunged since 2010

The rate of live births per 1,000 women age 15 to 44 dropped dramatically between 2010 and 2018.

Snapshot: What tech do employees have at home?

Personal access to smartphones and tablets has skyrocketed in the last five years.

Snapshot: U.S. lags in robotics

Despite fears that robots will rapidly displace American workers, the U.S. ranks just seventh worldwide in robot density—the number of robots per 10,000 workers.

Economic tide still rising, but not lifting all boats

Most U.S. adults are working as much as they want to, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2018. However, economic security remains elusive for some Americans.

Snapshot: Who is privy to pay-equity data?

When employers study pay equity within their organizations and make changes as a result, few share that information with rank-and-file workers.

Snapshot: Paid leave & pot: Top HR law challenges at state/local level

The patchwork of laws on leave and marijuana push those to the top when employers are asked, “In which areas have state/local laws created compliance challenges?”

5 fast-disappearing jobs, 2008–2018

The rise of e-commerce has claimed more jobs than any other factor since 2008.