Every year, Dan Schawbel publishes his “Workplace Trends Forecast”, a set of the ten most important trends impacting employers for the upcoming year. These trends are based on hundreds of conversations with human resource executives and workers, a series of national and global online surveys and secondary research from more than 450 different primary and secondary research sources, including think tanks, consulting companies, non-profits, the government and trade associations. The reports are published every November 1st for the upcoming year on Forbes and have been read by nearly 800,000 people since 2013.
How Trends Are Captured
- Primary Research. We survey thousands of companies and employees annually on various HR topics, including training, diversity, recruiting, employee benefits and innovation. These studies are funded by companies such as American Express, Cisco, Konica Minolta, Kronos and Randstad.
- Secondary Research. We review third party studies from over 450 research sources, including consulting firms, associations and Universities. Some of sources include McKinsey, CareerBuilder, Harvard, SHRM, Accenture, Gallup and Pew.
- HR Conversations. We hold ongoing conversations with our Fortune 1000 member companies to learn about the trends that are most impacting their business.