June 30, 2016

The Workforce of the Future Survey

The Workforce of the Future Survey sponsored and developed by Burson-Marsteller, the Markle Foundation, The Aspen Institute’s Future of Work Initiative and TIME looks at how companies are coping with new employment models such as the growth of contingent and contract work and the On-Demand Economy.

From June 5-16, 2016, Penn Schoen Berland (PSB) did 800 online interviews with employers (i.e., Employees or business owners who make hiring decisions for their organization). The margin of error for the total sample is +/- 3.46% and larger for subgroups.

This survey builds off the November 2015 On-Demand Economy Survey by Burson-Marsteller, The Aspen Institute and TIME, which surveyed 3,000 adult Americans to understand the size and composition of the On-Demand Economy in the United States and to provide insights into trends surrounding the On-Demand Economy and its participants (both workers and users).

There are interesting parallels between the two surveys and particularly between the opinions of workers and employers about this new way of doing business. Therefore, there are times throughout the presentation where the results from both surveys are compared.