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What is Employee Engagement Software?

Employee Engagement Software is aimed to measure the satisfaction and “temperature” of employees within an organization. This information is used to help businesses improve their culture and nurture positive affect towards the company and its brand among employees. To achieve that employee engagement software provides a means of recognizing and rewarding employee achievement.

Employee engagement tools can help businesses get a better understanding of their current culture and employee sentiment, in order to make more informed cultural and retention decisions. These better-informed decisions can improve employee satisfaction, which usually spills over to retention and productivity as well.

Employee engagement platforms heavily utilize survey tools to capture sentiment, often called pulse surveys. These surveys can be delivered rapidly at frequent intervals, usually weekly, to capture changing morale or to amplify awareness of issues particular to employee performance. Conducting research in this fashion is far more likely to capture and provide useful information about issues affecting performance and morale than annual reviews.

Employee engagement software usually provides tools to manage and analyze this higher volume of data than traditional employee reviews would create. They can also sometimes benchmark internal engagement data against industry averages. Many employee engagement platforms offer more best practices that can amount to a pseudo-playbook for leadership teams to follow when the business’s HR function isn’t large enough to develop employee engagement strategies in-house.

Employee Engagement vs. Employee Performance Management


Employee engagement and employee performance management software are frequently associated with each other, but serve distinct purposes. Employee engagement software is focused on measuring and responding to employee feedback and sentiment, while employee performance management is singularly focused on goal tracking for individuals, teams, and the broader organization. Goals and employee engagement often overlap, which is why engagement performance management platforms will sometimes include employee engagement functions. However, they are most likely to be bundled together within larger talent management suites, which handle both goal and performance measurements and employee engagement from within the same system.


Features of Employee Engagement Software

Employee engagement software provides the following tools:

  • Goal setting, achievement setting & recognition

  • Publish recognition in real-time

  • Shareable kudos and real rewards

  • Marketplace for redeeming rewards

  • Customizable templates for survey design

  • Net promoter scoring, pulse surveys, reviews

  • Research-based suggested survey questions

  • Allow managers to rapidly deploy surveys and share results

  • Set up one-on-one coaching and teach sessions

  • Survey result benchmarking, internal or against a standard

  • Survey analytics, problem-spot & priority location

  • Research and practice-based health, self-help suggestions (e.g. mindfulness)

  • Weekly reports and automatic summaries

  • Mobile applications for employee ease of use

Employee Engagement Software Comparison

When comparing different employee engagement software, consider these factors:


  • Standalone platform vs. talent management suite: Does the business need a platform for managing the full lifecycle of employee talent, or specifically for soliciting continuous employee feedback and sentiment? If culture is the primary concern, then a point solution will likely serve the organization’s needs. If an organization needs a more comprehensive solution, then talent management products may be a better fit.

  • Best Practices: what employee engagement support and enablement does each product or vendor offer along with the software itself? This is particularly relevant for organizations that do not already have a cultural practice of employee feedback, sentiment checking, and other engagement processes. If the business already has these functions, then the vendor should be able to demonstrate how each product can support the existing processes.

  • Integrations: Does each integrate with the communications tools that your employees already use, such as email or internal messaging? Streamlined integrations will reduce employee-side friction and improve participation in employee engagement processes.


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Pricing Information

Employee engagement platforms are available on a monthly or annual subscription basis. They are generally priced directly according to the number of employees supported, usually starting at $2-5+/employee/month. For employees, plans may support single sign-on and Active Directory synchronization. The rewards program may also support access to extranet users.



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Frequently Asked Questions

What does employee engagement software do?

Employee engagement software provides tools for businesses to continuously measure employee’s satisfaction and engagement “temperature” to better inform cultural and talent decisions.

What’s the difference between employee engagement and employee performance management?

Employee engagement focuses on the cultural, social, and satisfaction aspects of the employee experience, while performance management emphasizes OKR and goal tracking against specific metrics and business goals.

Who uses employee engagement software?

Employee engagement software is usually administered by HR or leadership personnel, and can be used by any organization looking to better understand employee sentiment and engagement and make data-driven employee decisions.

How much does employee engagement software cost?

Employee engagement software usually starts at $2-5/employee/month and scales up by the range of features offered.