Our Research Principles
- Indeed Hiring Lab is not a revenue center for our company. Our goal is to provide unbiased, objective global labor market data and analysis for a variety of audiences including businesses, job seekers, media, academics and policymakers.
- Indeed Hiring Lab respects the integrity of data and our research is never manipulated to obtain a desired result.
- We aim to clearly explain Hiring Lab’s research methodology in our research. We are transparent about potential data challenges and explain how certain data sources and data quality can impact our research and results.
- To ensure objectivity and accuracy, all Indeed Hiring Lab research is independently code- and fact-checked by our team of researchers, with findings benchmarked against outside datasets whenever possible.
Indeed Hiring Lab creates innovative data insights on the global labor market that inspire new conversations about the state of work. As the economic research arm of Indeed, the world’s number one job site, Hiring Lab is driven by a team of leading economists and data scientists who provide real-time thought leadership on global labor market conditions, including hiring trends, salary information, popular skills, and employer benefits. Hiring Lab analyzes millions of data points across time collected from Indeed’s proprietary job postings, resumes, and job seeker behaviors to reveal emerging trends in the United States and across the world.
The unique insights generated by Hiring Lab inform talent management, employment, and labor policy decisions for businesses, researchers, academics, and job seekers alike. Hiring Lab partners with a range of policy-making organizations and NGOs including the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, and the Bank of Canada to produce timely, incisive research. Hiring Lab data is also regularly cited in prominent business publications such as The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Reuters, The Globe and Mail, Der Spiegel, and The Financial Times. Hiring Lab economists regularly speak about labor market trends at leading industry, policy, and academic conferences.
All data used by Hiring Lab are anonymized and aggregated to show broad trends across Indeed’s 60 worldwide labor markets. Our research focuses on data collected from Indeed’s global job postings, as well as job seeker behavior on Indeed websites and other publicly available sources. In addition, Hiring Lab analyzes anonymous information from resumes uploaded to Indeed’s resume database. More information about Hiring Lab data and methodology can be found in Frequently Asked Questions.
With a breadth of experience in government, finance, policy, and data analysis, the Hiring Lab team is passionate about furthering our collective understanding of today’s complex and evolving labor market. Our economists have a deep knowledge of the factors that affect global markets and are based across the world in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Japan, and Australia.
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