FWI is dedicated to providing objective information on changes in the workforce and workplace in order to inform decision-makers in government, business, communities, and families. Toward this end, FWI conducts its own research studies and supports the field of workplace research by bringing researchers together, sharing information, collaborating on projects, and assembling coalitions that can translate this research knowledge into action.
One cornerstone of FWI research is the National Study of the Changing Workforce, which is conducted with a large nationally representative sample of U.S. workers every five years. It is the only on-going study of its kind or scale to provide such extensive information about workers' lives on and off the job is widely used by policy makers, employers and the media. The other cornerstone of our work is the National Study of Employers, one of the most comprehensive study of its kind that provides data on the business response to the changes in the workforce and the nature of work.