The Randstad Workmonitor is published four times a year, in 32 countries around the world, making both local and global trends in mobility regularly visible over time. The Mobility Index, which tracks employee confidence and captures expectations surrounding the likelihood of changing employers within a six month time frame, provides a comprehensive understanding of job market sentiments and employee trends. In addition to measuring mobility, employee satisfaction and personal motivation, topical issues are reported on each quarter.

The quantitative study is conducted via an online questionnaire among a population aged 18-65, working a minimum of 24 hours a week in a paid job (not self-employed). The minimal sample size is 400 interviews per country, using Survey Sampling International. Research for the first wave in 2013 was conducted from January 18-31, 2013.