• How to make employee surveys actionable – Step 2: Use real-time driver analysis to focus on what’s most important

    When employee survey results are published, do you and your team obsess over your lowest scores? In our metrics-driven world, it’s easy to fall into this trap and rush into a flurry of activity to “fix” the perceived problem. But before you jump in, make sure you answer these two... Read more

  • How to make employee surveys actionable — Step 1: Deliver results in real-time.

    Businesses run in real-time. So should their employee surveys. Employee surveys contain invaluable information that can help you diagnose and fix workplace problems. If your company uses surveys to simply generate summary statistics and benchmarks for the annual employee satisfaction report, you may be ignoring meaningful intelligence and insight that can... Read more

  • Webinar Announcement: Making Employee Recognition Personal

    Hosted by: Blueboard, Kanjoya, and Zendesk Rewards and recognition are the most effective ways to thank and motivate employees. As companies embrace the reality of a multi-generational workforce, recognition programs need to not only be valuable, but must also be tailored to what’s most important and enjoyable across diverse groups... Read more

  • Best of Both Worlds: Kanjoya Partners With Sirota to Deliver Seamless Employee Survey Solutions

    It’s an exciting day here at Kanjoya. Today, we took a major step along our journey to unlocking the potential of organizations and their employees: the announcement of our groundbreaking new collaboration with Sirota, the industry leader in organizational assessments. Companies across the nation turn to Kanjoya’s employee survey technology to glean insights... Read more

  • Beauty and Brains: Anatomy of a Modern Employee Survey that Fixes Workforce Problems

    Modern employee surveys have come a long way from the dreaded multiple choice questionnaires of the past. Today, these sleek digital surveys feature inviting user interfaces, which help boost employee participation. But the true beauty of the modern survey is not just what meets the eye. The best solutions today... Read more

  • Replacing consultants with software for employee surveys? Avoid common mistakes with 6 critical questions

    SaaS-based solution providers are transforming the market for employee surveys. Long the domain of HR and management consulting firms, this market has expanded with new software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution providers offering always-on, beautiful surveys and real-time delivery of results. The early adopters were small companies, startups, and small teams within large... Read more

  • Because Culture is Everything: ABI Partners With Kanjoya to Add Cultural Metrics to Top Companies for Women Technologists Program

    The acute underrepresentation of women and minorities in technical roles has garnered industry, media and outside attention over the last decade, and has even played out in the U.S. court system. To rectify this gap, many tech companies have begun to invest heavily in recruiting women and minorities, and a... Read more

  • It’s Employee Appreciation Day – What Do Your Employees Appreciate Most?

    Today we at Kanjoya are celebrating Employee Appreciation Day, one of our favorite days of the year. To mark the occasion, Kanjoya pored over the employee surveys we’ve deployed to try to unlock what makes employees truly appreciate the companies they work for. We focused specifically on U.S. tech workers,... Read more

  • Need to resolve a conflict with a work colleague? One thing you must do.

    Do it in person. Step away from your laptop. Don’t wrestle it out over email. Don’t hide behind a phone. You’ll miss critical body language and facial expressions that will help you determine the right next thing to say or do. Technology seems to make it easier to confront someone,... Read more

  • Transform ‘OK’ managers into great managers with data

    Build your managerial bench strength by delivering personalized, actionable, and timely insights for professional development. Many people have worked for OK or good managers, but few are lucky enough to have worked for a truly awesome manager. I was fortunate. The best manager I worked for gave me meaty projects;... Read more

  • Exceptional employees don’t just set goals. They plan for success.

    “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”                                   — Abraham Lincoln Most working professionals spend time at the beginning of a new fiscal year... Read more

  • Turn good talent into rockstars

    As competition for talent intensifies, attracting and retaining top talent will not be enough to meet the needs of most businesses. You must also unleash the potential of new talent – and transform good talent into rockstars. How? Cultivate the traits and skills deemed most critical to success in their... Read more

  • Data integrity and security: What you absolutely cannot overlook as you evaluate employee engagement solutions

    Few things could be worse for a company that is aspiring to build the best employee experience than a breach of employee data. Not only would it cause employee anxiety, anger, and frustration, it would also jeopardize employee trust. Moreover, the company would likely incur the hard and soft costs... Read more

  • 7 telltale signs you’ve outgrown your employee engagement solution

    If the topic of this article piques your interest, your business is in growth mode. Congratulations! You’re experiencing an exciting time in your company’s history. But growth is often accompanied by growing pains that force you to rethink investments in people, processes, and technology. Your initial investment in an employee... Read more

  • Kanjoya’s Melanie Goldstein: Featured panelist at the Cutting Edge Conference, 2015

    Kanjoya Product Manager, Melanie Goldstein, was a featured panelist at the “Using Tech To Eliminate Bias In Recruiting, Hiring, Performance Reviews, & Promotions” at the Cutting Edge Conference in San Francisco, CA, September 21-22. Joining Melanie on the panel were Kieran Snyder, Co-Founder & CEO of Textio, and Kédar Iyer, Co-Founder of Gap Jumpers.... Read more

  • Harnessing the power of Perception

    If you ask any CEO what the company’s most valuable asset is, he or she will almost always say the same thing: employees. Employees are the lifeblood of companies, both big and small. Employees lead companies to greatness and unimaginable heights. But while companies have solutions to measure revenue, customer satisfaction, growth,... Read more

  • What’s next in people analytics? Catch the Kanjoya demo at the HR Tech Conference to find out.

    During the Amazing New Startups session at the HR Technology Conference, Kanjoya will showcase how it’s pushing the frontiers of people analytics to understand and predict how people will behave and perform. CEO Armen Berjikly and Chief Data Scientist Moritz Sudhof will demonstrate how Kanjoya Perception, our solution created with state-of-the-art... Read more

  • Employee surveys: 7 do’s and don’ts for ‘keeping it real’

    Deploying employee surveys and acting on them demonstrate your commitment to employees. People appreciate their voices being heard and seeing the changes they initiate. However, most employee surveys are structured or analyzed in ways that oversimplify or distort the meaning or intent of employee feedback. The outcomes? You overlook true... Read more

  • Workday Rising, Day 2: Kanjoya lives and breathes data science to help you make the best people decisions

    Language is the currency of understanding people. Through data science, Kanjoya analyzes text-based employee feedback, survey responses, and other documents to identify: HR-specific themes and topics employees are talking about (are they talking about benefits? leadership? teams?) Emotions expressed about those topics (are employees feeling confident? excited? frustrated? confused?) With... Read more

  • Workday Rising 2015: Kanjoya spotlights data science capabilities that reveal employee motivations and intent

    In our inaugural appearance at Workday Rising (September 28-October 1, 2015, Las Vegas), Kanjoya is showcasing our data science capabilities that enable Workday customers to reveal employee motivations and intent from unstructured, text-based data. Kanjoya Perception — built from proprietary research in natural language processing and machine learning — analyzes employee feedback... Read more

  • Why You Should Prioritize Your Employees’ Professional Development

    A constant challenge for managers is balancing immediate concerns with employee development and growth. Too often, in the rush to meet deadlines, prepare deliverables, and focus on direct revenue producers, we don’t find the time to discuss our reports’ career goals and development. Instead, we put these conversations on the... Read more

  • Diversity: It’s More than a Numbers Game

    As someone who works on a product to increase diversity in the workforce, it has been exciting to witness the media attention around diversity issues this year. Articles abound, dominated by reports of diversity statistics and pledges at leading tech firms, discussions of measures, like the Rooney Rule, to increase... Read more

  • Capturing employee feedback? Pointless, unless you interpret it quickly and accurately – and respond!

    Kanjoya Perception for Employee Engagement gives you the power to capture employee feedback and interpret it for meaning and intent — at scale. Watch our video to see how our solution works.  A new market has emerged to fulfill business’ needs to capture employee feedback, according to Josh Bersin in a... Read more

  • What Millennials Really Want in the Workplace

    These days, many of us are thinking about how to attract, retain, and develop millennials in the workplace. Countless articles describe what we think millennials want, what motivates them, and what they value–but these articles are typically authored by non millennials! I was interested in learning more about what millennials... Read more

  • Build a better workforce by unlocking qualitative, text-based data with Kanjoya Perception for Workday

    As competition for talent intensifies, business and HR leaders are scrambling for insights to attract, retain, and motivate the right employees. Surveys are a great start. But if they’re chock full of quantitative, ranking, and categorical questions, they will not give you a genuine view of employee attitudes, motivations, and... Read more

  • Understanding Unconscious Bias–In a Single Glance  

    At Kanjoya, we work to make issues of diversity and unconscious bias tangible, quantifiable, and simple to understand. When we began this journey, we wanted to find a way to visualize unconscious bias, in a form that would be instantly actionable, clear, and concrete. We found it. With Kanjoya for... Read more

  • Forget About the Glass Ceiling! Break a Glass Slipper Instead

    At this year’s National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Summit, Karen Ashcraft delivered a fascinating keynote address. Ashcraft, who has published widely on the impact of gender on “organizational and occupational formations — such as identity, culture, and mode of governance,” urged change leaders to reframe and reconsider their... Read more

  • “Internet Trends 2015″: Three Key Consumer Takeaways

    I recently read Mary Meeker’s “Internet Trends 2015,” and wanted to share my perspective on the report,  as both a millennial, and someone who works as a software engineer in tech. In this blog, I’ve decided to focus on how the growth and proliferation of the internet has affected the development and... Read more

  • Workday Customers Can Now Integrate with Kanjoya Perception Automatically

    Kanjoya is pleased to announce our partnership with Workday. By selecting us to join its list of Connect Partners, Workday has recognized Kanjoya Perception to be a solution that solves critical business challenges and complies with the quality and security requirements of the Workday platform. Benefits for Workday Customers Under this partnership, Workday customers can... Read more

  • 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

  • Kanjoya and Workday

    Kanjoya is proud to be part of Workday’s Connect network, seamlessly extending Kanjoya’s data science capabilities to all Workday clients. You can learn more learn more about the Kanjoya and Workday partnership, or go ahead and schedule a demonstration today. Read more

  • 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

  • The Extreme Limitations of Sentiment Analysis: What Insights are You Missing in Your Data?

    Organizations collect employee feedback to gain insight regarding employee sentiment, behavior, and motivation–and use these insights to cultivate cultures of engaged, empowered, innovative, and productive employees. Sentiment analysis, the technology traditionally used to obtain such learnings, sorts complex, human-generated data into positive, negative, and neutral categories. This system is too... Read more