• Unconscious Bias: An Interview with Kanjoya CEO, Armen Berjikly

    A few weeks ago, Armen Berjikly, the CEO of Kanjoya, sat down with the Spanish newspaper El Pais. The topic was how technology could be leveraged to help eliminate unconscious bias in the workplace. While bias may be unintentional, it can have harmful effects in organizations. Unconscious bias can lead to homogeneous teams... Read more

  • Without People Data, Strategic Decisions Are Not What They Could Be: Explore The Possibilities

    People are the fabric of company operations. They make decisions and take actions that impact the products and services companies offer. Companies collect data about their people and house it in HR and human capital (HCM) solutions and other point applications. Yet only a handful of companies are using that... Read more

  • Measuring Unconscious Bias: A Conversation with Kanjoya Chief Data Scientist, Moritz Sudhof

    Moritz Sudhof, Chief Data Scientist at Kanjoya, will be presenting at the Sentiment Analysis Symposium on July 15th at 2:35pm. The Symposium features some of the brightest minds in the industry, and will be held July 15th-16th in New York City. Moritz’s talk, “Measuring and Combating Gender Biases in the... Read more

  • How to Conquer Doubts about the Value of the Employee Experience: Business Metrics and Outcomes

    People are the most important assets to a business, yet investment decisions to optimize the employee experience are made with (at best) half the sophistication and data used to justify technology, business process, and capital investments. The upshot? Poor decisions and sub-optimal results. Without data-driven justification, these investments are at... Read more

  • Kanjoya Chief Data Scientist, Moritz Sudhof, Presenting at Sentiment Analysis Symposium, July 15th in NYC

    We are excited to announce that Moritz Sudhof, Chief Data Scientist at Kanjoya, will be presenting at the Sentiment Analysis Symposium, on July 15th at 2:35pm. The Symposium features some of the brightest minds in the industry, and will be held July 15th-16th in New York City. Moritz’s talk, “Measuring... Read more

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  • Five Tips for Making Millennial Internships Memorable–for Both of You

    Summer is here, and chances are you’ll be seeing new faces in the office–interns! These wide-eyed, bushy-tailed folks are most likely thrilled to be joining you and looking forward to contributing and learning as much as possible. Not only are they enthusiastic, they are also capable. They want to make... Read more

  • Four Employee Engagement Stats You Need to Know

    We all know employee engagement is important. But just how important? These stats might make your jaw drop–they convey the extent to which employee engagement is a problem, as well as the costs associated with engagement and disengagement-related churn. I’ve included them here with the hope that they will be... Read more

  • An Easier Way to Design a Better Survey

    If you’ve ever designed a survey, you know how difficult it is. After defining the objectives of the survey, you must attempt to construct unbiased, unambiguous questions whose answers provide actionable, pertinent insights and metrics. For each question, there are many possible formats and wordings, each of which may produce... Read more

  • A Better World Through Diversity: An Inspiring Story from the 2015 NCWIT Summit

    I recently returned from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Summit. The event brought together change leaders from across the United States to discuss strategies to increase the number of women and girls (and diversity generally) in STEM fields, and to thoughtfully consider the obstacles associated with... Read more

  • Key Tenets to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

    The development of Kanjoya Perception for Diversity has been inextricably connected to several key tenets, tenets which have also been core to our other solutions and general philosophy. I have presented them here with the hope that they will also be helpful to you – as you embark on or... Read more

  • Beyond Annual and Pulse Surveys: Three Key Sources of Additional Insights on Employee Engagement

    If your company’s annual or pulse survey is your sole or predominant source for measuring employee engagement, you are missing critical insights about your employees and culture. Leverage other key sources of employee opinion and feedback to generate a full picture of the employee experience. Employee surveys have become the... Read more

  • Increasing Diversity and Inclusion…Through Technology

    In the past year, stories regarding diversity and inclusion have increasingly permeated national news. Most of these narratives present the problems we continue to face as a society – few speak to a solution. It is unclear “where we go from here,” how things will change, and even if they can. Building... Read more

  • Understanding Millennials, a Primer from a Millennial

    For many HR professionals, understanding millennials, or generation Y, is currently top of mind. It is also an area I have been pondering lately. I am a millennial, and I find the following questions fascinating: What differentiates my generation? What do we desire in terms of employee engagement? How are... Read more

  • Kanjoya and Twitter Co-Present New Model of Employee Engagement: An (Even) Better Workplace and a Competitive Advantage

    Kanjoya CEO Armen Berjikly and Twitter Director of People Analytics Shane McCauley took the stage at the HCI Summit in early April to present Twitter’s new model of employee engagement, powered by the Kanjoya Perception™ solution. The new model is designed to help Twitter build an engaging workplace that builds a... Read more

  • Analyzing Glassdoor Open-Ended Reviews: The Key Step to Managing Your Company Reputation

    “Glassdoor information is useful, but it keeps me up at night,” admitted an HR Director to me last week. Her comments reflect (a) the increasing importance of Glassdoor as a critical source of information for job seekers about the inner workings of a company and the employee experience and (b)... Read more

  • Become an Agent of Change in Your Organization

    In today’s world, we laud innovation as essential for businesses seeking to remain competitive in the global marketplace. We know that innovation, and growth and progress, are critical for companies’ success, but what about the less attractive word underlying these processes–change? While innovation sounds exciting, it is no secret that... Read more

  • The “Best Friend at Work” Question in Employee Surveys: Why It Matters

    Before I became a manager, I was always puzzled whenever I would be asked, in employee surveys, if I felt I had a best friend at work. Why would my employer care? Through my experiences as a manager and as a professional working with employee engagement solutions, I’ve learned why.... Read more

  • Two Approaches to Measuring Diversity in the Workforce

    Diversity is a hot topic in Silicon Valley at present–hardly a day goes by without a flurry of articles. As companies refine and bolster their diversity strategies it is important that they keep a pulse on employee sentiment around these initiatives. Specifically, they should optimize the means by which they... Read more

  • The Impact of Workplace Diversity from the Employee Perspective

    Workplace diversity is a topic that has been in the media repeatedly of late, particularly with regard to companies and industries struggling in the war for talent. With the dawn of a movement that has exposed and lamented workplace representation disparities across genders and ethnicities, countless studies reveal the advantages... Read more

  • The First Step to Jumpstart Your Employee Engagement Strategy: Analyze the Data You Already Have

    Over the last decade, Fortune 500 and other large businesses have embraced employee engagement initiatives to drive performance.  As these companies have rolled out supporting programs, they have amassed mountains of employee data and information — yet have done nothing with them! This is a mistake. After all, old data... Read more

  • Five Signs You Need a New Employee Survey Technology, Analytical Solution, or Both

    Surveys are the workhorses of business initiatives to measure employee satisfaction and manage workforce-related investments. But as enterprises adopt more comprehensive employee engagement strategies, surveys are only one of many channels through which employee feedback is captured. As an example, enterprises are increasingly harnessing data from social channels and collaboration... Read more

  • The Cost of Employee Churn

    We all know it’s expensive to replace employees. But just how expensive? And how pervasive is the problem? 1 out of 5 workers voluntarily leave their jobs each year and 1 out of 6 are fired or let go involuntarily, according to a report by the Center for American Progress.... Read more

  • Solve the Employee Disengagement Problem with Real-Time Employee Feedback

    Many studies conclude that employee engagement has a positive impact on culture, productivity, and the bottom line. But how much of a problem is the flipside, disengagement? What are the risks, and what can we do to remedy its effects?   The Problem Let’s examine the landscape of workplace disengagement.... Read more

  • The Strategic Impact of Workplace Diversity

    Does your company aim to outperform competitors, capture a new market, and/or cultivate a happier, more productive workforce? The key to these outcomes may be embracing workplace diversity. According to a study cited in the article, “How Diversity Can Drive Innovation,” from the Harvard Business Review, companies that espouse both... Read more