Numbers By The
Factoids from the workplace and beyond
The percentage of 714
U.S. workers surveyed in
March who report losing
sleep due to work-related
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The percentage of
837 business owners,
HR professionals and
employees polled in March
2015 who say a minimum-
wage increase would be bad
for U.S businesses, down from 63
percent in 2014.
Express Employment Professionals
The number of large employers with top scores of 100—an
all-time high—in the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, which
benchmarks corporate policies and practices pertinent to
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
The Human Rights Campaign
1 in 3
The number of executives and managers, out of 1,200-plus
surveyed, who say their organization prioritizes retaining
and developing current employees over recruiting new
American Management Association
The percentage of 659
ranging from director level
to the C-suite, who say they
feel more optimistic about
their career opportunities
this year—representing an
increase of 21 percentage
points from 2014.
The Association of Executive Search
The percentage of top
executive officers at 220
private companies who
say their organizations
plan to add full-time
employees this year.
Median total compensation at legal-services firm Skadden
Arps, the No. 1 company on a list of America’s 15 highest-
Average wage increase for all U.S. workers in the first
quarter of 2015, compared to the same time a year ago.
U.S. Department of Labor
The percentage of Americans who have disability insurance
to protect their incomes.
The percentage of 2,000 full-
time, U.S.-based hiring and
HR managers who say they
are less likely to hire job
applicants if a web search
about the candidate yields no
The percentage of North
American employees who
say their managers are not
actively engaged in their career
The percentage of time organizations fail to choose the
candidate with the right talent for the job.
Percentage of baby boomers still in the workplace who
expect to work beyond age 69—or never retire.
8 in 10
The number of 2015 U.S. college graduates who say
their education prepared them well for the workforce.
In contrast, nearly half ( 49 percent) of 2013 and 2014
graduates consider themselves underemployed or
working in a job that does not
require a college degree.
of 3,300 HR and
from 106 countries
who say a lack
engagement is a
top concern, up
from 79 percent