The Survey Says . . .
A Staffbase survey of worldwide LinkedIn members with employee experience jobs, originally conducted in May 2017, showed a total of 3,011 people in companies of 200 or more employees who had either “employee engagement” or “employee experience” in their job titles. 2.5x fewer employees had “experience” in their title versus those with the word “engagement.”
As of December of 2018, that number rose to 5,959. Experience professionals now make up close to 40% of the total. With a growth rate of 100% per year, jobs specific to the Employee Experience are on pace to transform traditional HR positions by the year 2020.
This increase is a clear indication that having "Employee Experience" in your job title is more than just a trendy euphemism for people doing the same old work of human resources.
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Employee Experience in the USA 🇺🇸
In the United States, as of May 2017, more than twice as many people had “employee engagement” in their job titles. They outnumbered those with “employee experience” 1,278 to 561. By December 2018, the difference was cut to a margin of 2,252 to 1,490.
“IF YOU’RE GOING TO SAN FRANCISCO”
135% rise in people with “employee experience” in their job title in less than two years
In 2017, San Francisco and New York were the top two locations for professionals with “employee experience” titles. They counted 82 and 78 people, respectively. In December of 2018, those numbers had more than doubled to 193 and 168.
A Mobile App at the ❤️ of the Employee Experience
Many if not all of these new positions are being created by forward-thinking companies. They include modern enterprises that care deeply about optimizing the employee experience. They know that doing so lets them to attract, retain, and engage the best talent. Not to mention saving money and achieving business results.
Employee apps are a crucial part of this strategy. They make it easy to communicate with your people at scale. And they enable targeted interactions that let you understand each employee’s unique experience. By automatically surfacing insights, a mobile employee experience app can drive actions that produce outcomes. And it can even integrate the digital tools you use to carry them out.
For more information on the employee experience and its relationship to employee engagement and the digital workplace, you might also check out the articles listed below. You should also feel free to contact us or, better yet, leave a comment.