Employee Engagement: A Growing Challenge

Are you struggling with employee engagement at your company? You’re not alone. Recent research from Gallup indicates “a staggering 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged.” The same study found that “companies with highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share.” With numbers like that, there’s no denying that employee engagement has a sizable impact on a company’s bottom line. One of the most effective ways to improve employee engagement is with software that enhances the employee experience. Engagement software can help your company increase employee satisfaction, retention, productivity and ultimately, revenue.

What is Employee Engagement Software?

According to Forbes, employee engagement is defined as “the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals… Engaged employees actually care about their work and their company.” Engagement software enables HR and senior leadership to keep employees involved and passionate about the company and its mission wherever they are and whatever their role.

Jive’s Interactive Intranet takes engagement software to the next level, powering great experiences that engage employees at each stage of their journey, from the moment they’re hired through long-term development and professional growth. Jive solves some of HR’s biggest challenges: It speeds and improves onboarding. It facilitates training, on-the-job learning and mentoring. It motivates employees with recognition and rewards. It fosters closer working relationships and cultural cohesion.

With Jive’s software, employees enjoy frictionless collaboration and access to content, people and resources, which makes work faster and much more gratifying. Crucially, Jive’s employee engagement software drives strategic alignment across the enterprise. It enables corporate communications teams to easily create and publish news articles and announcements that are instantly delivered to employees in personalized news streams on mobile and desktop devices. Jive ensures that everyone “gets the memo” – even remote and “deskless” workers. With its blogging and commenting capabilities, Jive also opens up lines of communication and trust between leadership and employees.

What are the Benefits of Employee Engagement Software?

The positive impact of implementing Jive’s employee engagement software is undeniable. The numbers speak for themselves.







Average results from hundreds of Jive customers, verified by independent researchers

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Cohesion and teamwork

When employees feel alienated and cut off from the company and co-workers, morale and motivation suffer. Employee engagement software breaks down silos and hierarchies, turning disconnected organizations into cohesive teams, where everyone contributes and has a voice.


Jive’s employee engagement software empowers high-performance collaboration at every level, from teams to departments to large communities of practice and cross-functional groups. Optimized collaboration spaces bring together all the people, information and tools needed to plan and execute initiatives large and small. With everything and everybody on the same page, employees get more done and love what they’re doing.


It can be tough to integrate new employees into company culture, processes and teams – let alone do it quickly when there’s so much to learn. An employee engagement platform can bring new hires up to speed much faster by immersing them in the company and giving them an overview of what’s going on from day one. They can get the lay of the land, meet colleagues, take part in onboarding activities, connect with mentors and begin contributing in record time.

Strategic alignment

Keep employees informed and aligned with compelling communications that reach and engage your entire workforce. Jive delivers personalized news streams to employees on desktop and mobile devices. Even workers without computers or company email addresses stay up-to-the-minute on the latest company announcements, guidance and policies. Recipients don’t just consume: they can comment, ask questions and discuss, opening up genuine dialogue that gets people involved and invested in the company’s mission.

Feedback and recognition

Traditional, formal employee feedback processes, such as periodic performance reviews, aren’t enough in this day and age. Jive employee engagement software nurtures a positive, high-performance culture by making feedback and encouragement a part of everyday work. You can use Jive’s built-in recognition and rewards system to incentivize desirable behaviors and activities. And co-workers can acknowledge each other’s accomplishments with Peer Recognition Badges.

Employee support

Jive helps employees quickly get answers and address HR and IT issues by putting great self-service resources and peer assistance at their fingertips. The software includes pre-built spaces where users can find helpful resources (policy documents, how-to guides, FAQs, videos); ask questions; and consult with experts. It’s a win-win: employees are able to resolve issues faster while offloading support staff, deflecting help desk tickets and reducing costs.

On-the-job learning

Jive’s employee engagement software unleashes knowledge-sharing and mentoring. Employees can quickly find in-house experts, answer each other’s questions, pool their know-how and get smarter together. Every moment becomes a teaching moment, supplementing formal training with continuous on-the-job learning.

Data-driven insight

Jive doesn’t just drive engagement. It helps companies measure and understand it. Jive’s advanced analytics provide powerful, actionable insights into employee motivation, behaviors and sentiments – insights you can use to assess and optimize HR programs and company performance.

How a Global Business Drives Employee Engagement

With its headcount growing fast and offices expanding globally, GoDaddy needed a way to preserve the spirit and efficiency of a tight-knit team.

They implemented Jive’s employee engagement solution in an intranet that GoDaddy calls “The Planet.” It’s now home base for the company’s workforce, where employees go to read up on company news, find key HR resources, get to know each other, share ideas and problem-solve together.

GoDaddy Chief People Officer Auguste Goldman says it had a huge impact on the company very quickly: “People feel more connected to each other. People feel like they have a voice to bring up their ideas, to respond to others. Jive isn’t just platform to read, it’s a platform to be involved.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do you build employee engagement?

Here are 4 top tips to build employee engagement in your workplace:

  1. Create a positive work environment.
  2. Encourage employees to collaborate and connect.
  3. Use an employee intranet portal to increase internal communication.
  4. Encourage open communication.
How do you determine which employee engagement solution is right for your business?

There are many employee engagement tools available. Jive offers an industry-leading intranet platform that empowers employees and increases engagement.

How do you measure employee engagement?

Here are 3 easy ways to measure employee engagement:

  1. Conduct an employee survey.
  2. Use HR employee engagement software.
  3. Introduce an incentive-based strategy.
How can employee engagement strategies impact the culture of your organization?

An engaged employee is a productive employee. The more engaged an employee is, the lower the turnover rate will be for your company.

Why is employee engagement important to company success?

Employee engagement has a direct impact on lowering employee turnover rates. HR leaders should focus on increasing engagement in order to shore up employee retention and boost productivity.

How do you know when your employees and managers are engaged?

Answer these questions to know if your employees and managers are highly engaged:

  • Are your employees and managers absolutely clear about the company’s core values and goals?
  • Do they actively communicate and collaborate on your company intranet platform?
  • Can they see how their contributions are adding value to the company’s success?
  • Do the managers have good leadership skills?
  • Do employees have access to all necessary tools?
  • Are employees happy and motivated to work?
What is an HR employee engagement platform?

An HR employee engagement platform in an employee engagement solution that helps organizations increase job satisfaction and improve employee retention.

Why do most engagement strategies and initiatives fail?

Most engagement strategies lack a sense of employee empowerment. When employees feel powerless, they lack confidence in the organization, and their involvement decreases with time. At Jive, we offer an interactive intranet platform that empowers employees to communicate, share files and get work done. With Jive, employees feel empowered, connected, and most importantly- engaged with their work.

How do you define engagement?

In an organization, “engagement” is an employee’s emotional commitment to the company and its goals. Without engaged employees, organizations can never be successful. At Jive, we offer powerful collaboration software to help employees connect, collaborate, engage quickly and help businesses achieve peak productivity.

Can our company add our groups to the Jive intranet platform?

Yes. At Jive, employees can create groups easily in our employee social network. This helps everyone connect, collaborate and share content with specific people and get responses immediately. Using groups is convenient, collaborative and cost-effective.