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Hot Topic Surveys

Hot Topic Surveys get to the core of what’s hot and emerging in business

Hot Topic Surveys

MRA’s Hot Topic Surveys cover cutting-edge, topical issues that impact businesses by addressing unique areas of interest or concern for business owners. Surveys are produced on a timely basis in response to the latest breaking business news that affects business leaders, employees and organizations. Our surveys deliver results, in aggregate and summary, and are presented in visually appealing formats. MRA is committed to providing key insights and takeaways for you to apply in your workplace, gauge the impact on your business, and help you move forward on the path to making more informed business decisions. We encourage you to participate in this benefit of MRA membership:

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  • Brief 5-10 questions
  • Timely
  • Relevant
  • Insightful
  • Provocative

Results of Previous Hot Topic Surveys:

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Remote Work and Inflation

July 6, 2022

Hot Topic Survey: Remote Work and Inflation

Remote work has become one of the most valued benefits companies can offer. In some cases, it is the difference between a candidate accepting or declining an offer, but it may also influence a current employee’s decision to stay or look for other options.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

June 3, 2022

Hot Topic Survey: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

MRA conducted a brief survey to ask organizations about their current DEI plans, challenges getting in the way, successes they are proud of, and what they are considering for the future.

Hiring Interns & Seasoned Employees

May 6, 2022

Hiring Interns & Seasonal Employees

With employers continuing to struggle with labor shortages, internships and seasonal employment opportunities can be a viable short-term solution.

Pre-employment and Hiring Practices

March 28, 2022

Pre-employment and Hiring Practices

There is consistent pressure for organizations to hire and replace talent, while staying competitive with pay.

COVID-19 Absence Pay

February 11, 2022

Hot Topic Survey: COVID-19 Absence Pay

While OSHA has dismissed the proposed ETS that would have included pay requirements for missed time due to COVID-related reasons, employers still struggle with how to manage those absences.

Bonus & Incentive Pay

January 24, 2022

Hot Topic Survey: Bonus & Incentive Pay

As a result of the talent challenges, 85% of organizations have adjusted the pay ranges in their organization for 2022 to recruit and retain talent.

COVID-19 ETS Compliance & Testing

December 2, 2021

COVID ETS Compliance & Testing

This survey, can help employers understand on how others are handling the ETS currently and going forward.

Adjusting to the Newest COVID Challenges

June 23, 2021

Adjusting to the Newest COVID Challenges

As the world begins to move toward post-pandemic life, organizations that participated in this survey indicate that policies and work environments show optimism toward returning to familiar times.

COVID-19 Handbooks

December 14, 2020

Hot Topic Survey: COVID Handbooks

Through a brief survey, MRA asked companies about their current policies regarding COVID-19, what is being planned for the future, and their biggest challenges right now.

Remote Work: Where Are Organizations Now?

June 18, 2020

Hot Topic Remote Work

See the emerging remote work trends.

Economic Outlook: Coronavirus Workplace Realities

June 2020

Economic Outlook: Coronavirus Workplace Realities

Gathering insight regarding economic outlook, employer concerns, and financial recovery efforts will help organizations navigate this altered environment.

Organization Readiness: Coronavirus Workplace Realities

May 2020

Hot Topic Survey: Organization Readiness

As restrictions are eased for organizations and their employees, quickly flipping the switch to business as usual and preparing for reopen and full resumption of operations may need careful consideration.

COVID-19 Hot Topic Survey Series Summary

May 2020

Hot Topic Survey Summary of COVID-19

MRA conducted a series of hot topic surveys from March 11 through April 21 to get employers’ insights on the Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on human resources and business continuity.

Hiring Interns

February 2020

Hot Topic Survey: Hiring Interns

The results provide insight into internship program structure, performance satisfaction, compensation, and future intern hiring practices.

Employee Turnover

January 2020

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Hot Topic Survey: Employee turnover has been steadily rising. Use this survey data to assist in your plan to attract and retain top talent for your organization in 2020!

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