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Employee Experience

With the right employee experience strategy, you can boost your ability to attract, engage and develop high-performing employees.

Gallup's Employee Experience Practice helps you align your employees' experiences with your company's purpose, brand and culture, so every interaction they have with you is authentic and sustainable -- inspiring employee commitment and improving your company's performance.

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What Is the Employee Experience?

The employee experience is the journey an employee takes with your organization. It includes every interaction that happens along the employee life cycle, plus the experiences that involve an employee's role, workspace, manager and wellbeing.


Focus on human experiences over processes.

Most talent management strategies default to process improvement and transactional care of people.

But we emphasize the use of human behavior insights to bring out the best in people and truly optimize your business performance through talent.

To show the difference, here are three employee experience examples:

Easy Hiring Process vs. True Job FitA new employee might be happy about a quick and smooth hiring process. But getting hired by a company that understands what you do best and then selects you for a role where you have the natural talent -- it's an experience that boosts confidence and success.

Knowing the Mission vs. Connecting With the MissionAn employee might be able to recite your company's mission. But when they understand their contribution to your mission, they work with a purpose, and it becomes an experience that supports their engagement over time.

Nice Manager vs. Great CoachWhen an employee has a nice manager, it's a bonus. But when they have a great manager -- one who cares for them and knows how to coach them -- it's an experience that enhances productivity and passion.

By focusing on experiences over processes, we help you create moments that are intuitive and adaptable around what matters most to people and your business goals. Then, we help you develop processes and structures that lead to talent optimization.

Our approach to the employee experience is backed by:

  • Long-term research expertise on behavioral economics
  • Database of organizational structures, roles and employee sentiments of over 500 world-class organizations
  • Expansive workplace data and predictive analytics

Employees are consumers of the workplace:

1 in 2About half of U.S. employees are watching for or actively seeking a new job.

2 in 10Only 2 in 10 employees strongly agree that their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work.

2xTwice as many people left their job due to "engagement and culture" reasons, including advancement, development or career opportunities, versus better "pay and benefits."

6 in 10Nearly 60% of employees say having a job that allows them to do what they do best is "very important" when considering whether to take a new job.

Discover the top reasons for leaving a job and what attracts employees to new opportunities on our Employee Retention & Attraction global indicator page.

Our Framework

Gallup's Employee Experience Framework

Our framework helps you design an employee experience that maximizes individual and team performance at each stage of the employee life cycle. Your employee experience becomes powerful when it is:

  • consistent throughout the seven critical stages of the employee life cycle
  • aligned with your organization's purpose, brand and culture
  • supported by strategic workforce planning
Diagram showing framework

Optimize each stage of your employee life cycle.

When you partner with us, we'll conduct an audit of your employee life cycle and talent optimization strategies to identify your blind spots along with your best practices.

Our featured solutions include:

Make your employee experience a competitive advantage.

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