About The Survey The Workforce of the Future Survey is a critical part of Burson-Marsteller’s promise to continually provide our clients and potential clients with fresh insights that can help move their businesses forward. These efforts work to strengthen the core purpose of our firm – to be the best results-oriented, ideas-driven and evidence-based communications firm in the world. The Workforce of the Future Survey sponsored and developed by the Aspen Institute’s Future of Work Initiative, the Markle Foundation, Burson-Marsteller 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.