ASA Workforce Monitor

The American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor is an online survey conducted by The Harris Poll among 1,000 or more U.S. adults age 18 and older. The survey series focuses on current workforce trends and issues.

Latest ResultsASA Workforce Monitor Summary and Infographics

People of color are more likely to say child care duties have been a career obstacle during Covid-19. Seven in 10 Black/African-American parents (70%) and 62% of Hispanic/Latino parents believe their opportunities for career advancement were negatively affected by their child care and virtual schooling duties during Covid-19, compared with 51% of White/Caucasian parents.

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Masking Anxiety

Perspectives on masks and vaccines at work.

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Pandemic Child Care Challenge

Parents say Covid-19 child care duties hurt careers.

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Covid-19 Response

Employers hit the mark with Covid-19 response, say employees.

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Pandemic Problems

Folks share their top financial concerns amid pandemic.

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Worries Vary

Concerns amid pandemic differ by demographics.

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Return-to-Work Obstacles

Barriers and Trust Explored.

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Recruitment, Retention, and Relocation

Few Adults on the Job Hunt

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Lack of Experience Biggest Barrier

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Job Search

Personal Contacts Lead to Job Offers

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Training Can Improve Business Efficiencies, Minimize Losses

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Election and Job Creation

Americans Optimistic About Job Creation

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Gig Economy

'Gig Economy' Is Jargon to Most Americans

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Automation, Robots, and AI

Americans Split on Impact of Automation in the Workplace

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The Skills Gap

What Americans Are Saying About the Skills Gap

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Skills Gap: Who's to Blame?

Schools, Employers, Governments—Individuals Too

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Job Search Methods and Preferences

Americans say job search process too impersonal

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Apprenticeship Perspectives

Americans view apprenticeships favorably

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Apprenticeships vs. College

Apprenticeships stack up well against college

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Elections and Employment

Americans positive about employment after midterms

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Job Market

Lack of relevant skills one reason adults can't find work

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Job/Career Change

Workers open to new opportunities, but worry about finding the right one

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Talent Identify Companies' Top Recruiting Mistakes

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ASA Workforce MonitorMore than three-quarters of employed U.S. adults (79%) are satisfied with their employers’ pandemic-related return-to-work plans. Download the infographic »

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