What is the science behind employee engagement surveys?

Engagement surveys leverage what we know of psychology, sociology and neurology to understand the cognitive experience and conditions of the employee in order to enable improvement in performance over time. Surveys are designed to elicit responses that measure cognitive commitment (purpose), emotional attachment (trust), employee happiness, pride, the overall employee experience (EX) and how these factors impact behavioral outcomes. The relationship of these specific measurements are manifested in employee performance.

By understanding these metrics, leadership is empowered to create an experience that encourages enhanced performance, increased loyalty and better business results. Feedback from the surveys can be used in conjunction with 1:1s, wider team meetings and strategy sessions to align business goals with individual career aspirations for harmonious benefit.