Talent Diversity and Salary Survey Research

This page is a centralized resource page dedicated to Institute for Supply Management®’s talent diversity research.

Access news and information you should know as well as education and research resources about talent diversity and salary within supply management.  Join the conversation, share your experience, and ask questions through our social channels or by connecting with us at ask@ismworld.org.


The Institute for Supply Management® conducted research between Nov. 20, 2020 – Jan. 21, 2021, focusing on talent diversity within the supply management progression. Below are some highlights.


Say they somewhat agree, agree or strongly agree that their organizational leadership was committed to workforce diversity.


Of organizations have a talent diversity program in place.


Of organizations do not have talent diversity training


Of talent diversity programs have been operating for more than 5 years.

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ISM Talent Diversity and 2021 Salary Survey Research Infographic

This infographic will give you greater insights into key highlights around the Institute for Supply Management®'s talent diversity research and ISM 2021 Salary Survey. The talent diversity survey was conducted between Nov. 20, 2020 – Jan. 21, 2021 and the 2021 Salary Survey between May 12 – 30, 2021.

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ISM Salary Survey Research Infographic

For 16 years, ISM has collected salary and job information from supply management professionals. The ISM 2021 Salary Survey was administered from May

12 through May 30, 2021. This infographic will give you insights into some of the trends that have happened over the last few years.

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ISM Salary Survey Release

This report represents the results of a survey of supply management practitioner and professionals conducted by Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®). Respondents were asked to report salary information for the 2020 calendar year. The information collected from the survey is reported here.

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ISM Group to Do ‘Heavy Lifting’ to Raise Women in Procurement

June 16, 2021

The group’s first workshop, held virtually Thursday, drew around 100 women in various roles in both the services and manufacturing sectors from various locales, including the U.S., Canada and other countries. They discussed short- and long-term goals and talked what the group is and wants to be.