The American Institutes for Research’s (AIR) Workforce program has been at the forefront of applied research to enhance the performance of individuals and organizations. AIR, a not-for-profit research organization, has focused on this critical need for over 60 years since our founder, John Flanagan, began developing combat pilot selection procedures to identify candidates who were best suited for these high-stress jobs.
Through innovative research and the application of evidence-based practices, AIR’s Workforce program supports the development of high performance individuals, teams, and organizations. Our work encompasses the entire life cycle—workforce preparedness, recruitment, selection, performance management, training, retention, and more—and provides our public and private sector clients with unique insight and solutions. Our experts apply research-based principles in developing the knowledge, tools, systems, and programs required for maximizing human and organizational potential in the 21st century.