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.

About Us

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.

Our Data

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.

Our Team

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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Svenja Gudell

Svenja Gudell is Chief Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab. She currently serves as the vice chair on the Federal Economic Statistic Advisory Committee (FESAC). Svenja also served on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Business Economics. Prior to joining Indeed, Svenja was Chief Economist at Zillow Group. Previously, Svenja worked on economic, financial and strategic consulting for Analysis Group, and was an assistant economist in the research group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Svenja has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Rochester, a master’s degree in economics from New York University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Rochester.

Alexandre Judes

Alexandre Judes is an Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab with a focus on France. Prior to joining Indeed, he worked at a prominent French independent institute, where he was in charge of the digital economy portfolio and worked on multiple policy issues such as French competitiveness, labor market reform and European integration. His past engagements also include various stints in investment banking, consulting and public administration. He graduated in finance and economics from ENSAE ParisTech.

Allison Shrivastava

Allison Shrivastava is an Associate Economist with the Indeed Hiring Lab. She previously worked for the Utah State government where she modeled the effects of workforce attachment on educational outcomes and evaluated tax incentive programs. Allison holds a B.S. in economics and political science from the University of Utah.

Annina Hering

Annina Hering is an Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab with a focus on the German labor market. Annina wrote her dissertation in the social science at the University of Cologne. Previously she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, where she was also part of the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE). In spring 2018, her dissertation on precarious employment and childbearing in Germany was published as a book with Campus Verlag. She holds a M.Sc. in Sociology and Empirical Research from the University of Cologne and a B.A. in Politics and Society from the University of Bonn.

Brendon Bernard

Brendon Bernard is an Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab, focusing on the Canadian labor market. His research interests include analyzing how detailed trends in the job market fit in with broader developments in the Canadian economy. Brendon was previously an Economist with Department of Finance Canada, where he focused on analyzing Canadian financial sector policy and the U.S. economy. He holds a Master’s in economics from the Vancouver School of Economics at University of British Columbia, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen's University.

Callam Pickering

Callam Pickering is an Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab with a focus on Australia. Previously he was an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia focusing on household spending and house prices. He also worked as the economic editor at online publications the Business Spectator and Eureka Report where he covered economic issues relating to Australia. Callam earned a Bachelor of economics and accounting from Monash University.

Chris Glynn

Chris Glynn is Senior Manager of Economic Data Products at the Indeed Hiring Lab. Prior to joining Indeed, Chris was Senior Managing Economist at Zillow, where he led teams in economic research, data products, and forecasting & risk. He was previously an assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire, where his research focused on statistical models and computational methods applied to dynamic markets. His research has been published in journals such as the Annals of Applied Statistics, Nature Communications, Bayesian Analysis, and Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry. Chris earned his Ph.D. in Statistical Science from Duke University, an M.S. in Mathematical Finance from Boston University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.

Cory Stahle

Cory Stahle is an Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab with a focus on the U.S. labor market. Prior to joining Indeed, he worked in finance as a Statistician with a focus on risk management and macroeconomic modeling. Prior to that, Cory worked as a Researcher and Economist for the Utah State government. Cory holds a B.S in Economics from the University of Utah and an M.S. in Marketing Analytics from the University of Alabama.

Daniel Culbertson

Daniel Culbertson is an Outreach Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab with a focus on the US labor market. Daniel previously specialized in regional analysis and forecasting as an economist with Moody’s Analytics and holds a M.A. in economics from the University of Delaware.

Ewen Henderson

Ewen Henderson is a data scientist at Indeed Hiring Lab. He previously worked as a data scientist at the Bank of England and Transport for London. He holds a Master of Science in Psychological Research Methods and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Nottingham Trent University.

Fabian Hans

Fabian Hans is a Data Scientist at the Indeed Hiring Lab Data Science team. Fabian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a focus on quantitative research methods from the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Jack Kennedy

Jack is an Economist on the Indeed Hiring Lab who focuses on the UK/Ireland labor market. Before joining Indeed, Jack was a senior economist at Nationwide Building Society and prior to that at global information provider IHS Markit. He holds an MSc in finance and economic policy from SOAS, University of London and a BSc in economics and finance from the University of York.

Margot Schneider

Margot Schneider is the Content Marketing Manager at the Indeed Hiring Lab. Previously she was a PR Director at LDWWGroup, working with clients such as GameStop and Vivid Seats. She holds a B.A. in English from The University of Georgia.

Nick Bunker

Nick Bunker is the Economic Research Director for North America at the Indeed Hiring Lab who focuses on the U.S. labor market. He was previously a Senior Policy Analyst at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, an economics think tank. Prior to that, Nick was a Research Assistant at the Center for American Progress. He holds a B.S.F.S. in International Economics from Georgetown University.

Pawel Adrjan

Pawel Adrjan is Head of EMEA Research at the Indeed Hiring Lab and a Research Fellow at Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford. Before joining Indeed, Pawel spent over a decade in investment banking, holding senior roles in risk management, credit ratings advisory, and treasury at Goldman Sachs and Barclays in London and New York. His research focuses on a wide range of labour market topics, such as wages, pensions and the impact of technology on jobs. Pawel speaks Polish, Spanish and French. He has completed a B.A. in international studies and a B.S. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oxford.

Shawn Tham

Shawn is an Associate Data Scientist at the Indeed Hiring Lab Data Science team. Prior to joining Indeed, he worked in the Singapore labour ministry’s COVID-19 operations department as a Data Analyst. While in college, he did nuclear policy research in South Korea for a think tank and interned for an NGO in Japan. He graduated with a B.A. in economics and history from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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Yusuke Aoki

Yusuke is an Economist on the Indeed Hiring Lab with a focus on the Japan labor market. Previously, Yusuke was an economist at NERA Economic Consulting and was a data science manager at EY, where he compiled economic and statistical reports for the government, judicial bodies, and private sectors. He holds an MSc in economics from University College London and a BSc in engineering (industrial engineering and economics field) from Tokyo Institute of Technology.