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. Our surveys deliver results in aggregate and summary, and are presented in visually appealing formats. You will gain key takeaways 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:
- Brief 5-10 questions
- 1-2 times/quarter
Results of Previous Hot Topic Surveys:
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Business Continuity III: Coronavirus Workplace Realities
Published: April 2020
Concern remains high overall although some leveling off has begun – differentiated between human resources and business continuity.
Business Continuity II: Coronavirus Workplace Realities
Published: March 2020
What employers are doing in response to business disruption due to the Coronavirus.
Coronavirus (COVID-19 or CoV) Business Impact
Published: March 2020
What employers are doing in response to, and in anticipation of, Coronavirus having a disruption to their business.
Published: February 2020
The results provide insight into internship program structure, performance satisfaction, compensation, and future intern hiring practices.
Published: January 2020
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!
Compensation and Talent Insights for 2020 and Beyond
Published: September 2019
Hot Topic Survey: Compensation and Talent Insights providing results on Comp Trends for 2020 and beyond featuring info on the importance of compensation-related trends in attracting, retaining and rewarding top talent.
Variable Pay: Your Advantage in a Competitive Labor Market
Published: June 2019
This survey provides a better understanding of variable pay practices, usage and advantages to help organizations gain or maintain advantage over the competition.
Don’t Underrate the Power of Soft Skills
Published: January 2019
Organizations face growing market and industry competition, shifts in consumer expectations, tight labor and talent challenges, and increased automation at every level. When hiring personnel, soft skills are often overlooked, but the need to develop these skills is evident.
Advancement of Women in the Workplace
Published: December 2018
Women have filled many roles in the workplace throughout America’s past. Today, opportunities for women seem to be at their highest point in history. National discourse on diversity, unconscious bias, anti-harassment, equal opportunity, equal pay and pay transparency have brought attention to the need for a balanced labor force.
Compensation Besides Base Pay
Published: October 2018
Many employers express pressing concerns around finding and keeping talent in this booming economy. Competitive pay is the greatest attractor, yet pay trend surveys report that pay structure increases are expected to be around 3% once again in 2019. How can companies compete for top notch employees?
Your Competitive Edge in Attracting, Retaining, and Rewarding Top Talent
Published: August 2018
In this hyper-competitive labor market top talent is difficult to come by. Top-notch employees can afford to be selective when choosing a company, consequently a competitive salary and benefits package may not be enough to attract and retain the top talent you desire.
Wellness and Wearable Technology
Published: January 2018
Wellness programs promote a culture of health and well-being and improve employee performance and productivity. A trend emerging in the use of wearable technology in corporate wellness programs continues.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Published: December 2017
Harassment Prevention: it’s everyone’s responsibility. Yet, the values of mutual respect and kindness sometimes lose their way in the workplace. More recently, it couldn’t be more visible than in the form of sexual harassment which has taken a more prominent role in challenging workplace culture and ethics.
Published: November 2017
Employers face a myriad of issues in the workplace, and employee addiction issues are increasing in number and complexity. HR Professionals often walk a fine line in balancing the competing priorities of wanting to help an employee and minimizing risk to the organization.
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