The Smarter Workforce Institute conducts rigorous and innovative research programs about all aspects of the workforce.

Deep and relevant research insights for HR and business leaders


HR insights help you realize value through your people


AI in HR

The Business Case for AI in HR: With Insights and Tips on Getting Started

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IBM Smarter Workforce

Talent Acquisition

How Organizations Identify and Hire Great Talent

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Making Moves

Talent Management and Development

Making Moves: Internal Career Mobility and the Role of AI

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IBM Cybersecurity


High-Stakes Hiring: Selecting the Right Cybersecurity Talent to Keep Your Organization Safe

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Research Focus

Where should you start your cognitive HR journey? What makes a great candidate experience? What are best practices in workforce analytics?

Talent acquisition, AI in HR, career mobility, D&I and workforce analytics are just a few of the Smarter Workforce Institute’s research topics. Use our insights to build your evidence-based HR practices.


Our researchers are experts in their fields, and dedicated to pushing the boundaries of workforce research.

Dr. Sheri Feinzig

Dr. Sheri Feinzig

Dr. Nigel Guenoli

Dr. Nigel Guenole
Executive Consultant

Louise Raisbeck

Louise Raisbeck

Dr. Haiyan Zhang

Dr. Haiyan Zhang
Lead Researcher

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