Inspiration at Work's Recent Research

Alexandra has conducted proprietary research on American jobs and careers, the future of the global workforce, leadership, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, and generational differences. Typically sponsored by organizations looking to broaden their thought-leadership footprint, Alexandra's research process incorporates statistically significant sampling, questionnaire development, electronic survey distribution, phone interviewing, data analysis, report writing, and media outreach. In the last decade, she has worked on more than a dozen research studies surveying nearly a million individuals. Some highlights from the last few years include:

National Institute of Health

Inspiration at Work has a federal grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to create a resource for unemployed individuals struggling with emotional distress. The product in development is the cornerstone of a clinical trial conducted in conjunction with Northwestern University. Our FCOI policy can be found here and our privacy policy can be found here.

ManpowerGroup Global Insights

Alexandra has come in on the ground floor of the development of global staffing giant ManpowerGroup's global insights function, including devising thought leadership initiatives and strategic editorial content from existing research assets.

Upwork Research Institute

Alexandra has helped launch global freelance platform Upwork's  research-based think tank, the Upwork Research Institute. She is working with the group to determine a unique research agenda that will elevate URI's internal and external brand reputation.

Ceridian and Ultimate Kronos Group

Alexandra is partnering with HR technology solution providers Ceridian and Ultimate Kronos Group to develop research angles around evolving workforce structures, the future of human resources, communication deficits, and human/machine team integration between 2025-2030.

Deloitte University’s Leadership Center for Inclusion

Alexandra worked with Deloitte to develop and execute a multi-national, multi-generation research study on the current state of millennial leadership. She joined Deloitte and partner Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative to create an initial report and white paper describing  the ways millennials and older generations view diversity and inclusion.

DeVry University’s Career Advisory Board

Alexandra conducted 14 research initiatives on behalf of DeVry University Career Advisory Board and DeVryWORKS. The Career Durability study investigated how disposable employees feel they are in the pandemic era, and how prepared they feel for gainful employment in the future. The Talent Activation study  focused on the experiences employers are providing to recruits and employees. Its follow up, the Talent Activation 2.0 study, focused on the role of employees in facilitating their own ongoing learning and development. 

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