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SHRM's Guide to Employee Engagement Vendors

* For a side-by-side comparison of systems, check the box next to each provider and the box above each of the system attributes you would like to compare.


  Employee Engagement Vendor
TeamRelate by Ceridian for Dayforce Human Capital Management (HCM) DPI Specialty Foods. TeamRelate rolled out to more than 2,000 Dayforce customers in early 2016 as part of the Dayforce HCM application.
  • Daily check-ins for a pulse on employee mood and engagement levels.
  • Team circles showing the relatability of a team overall or of an individual to a team.
  • Job candidate relatability assessment to measure compatibility with the hiring manager and team.
  • Relatability guidance within performance management for effective delivery of performance feedback.
  • Available within the Dayforce HCM application and on mobile.
Program is included in the per-employee, per-month charge for every Dayforce customer.

Optimity Workplace Wellness Platform, Including Dooo
Phone: (416) 428-6125


Bionik Labs, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Levitt-Safety, Virginia Partners

  • Office-friendly activities that incorporate goal-setting, competition and measurements of personal progress, such as counting steps using mobile devices. Also includes nutrition recommendations, brain exercises and stress management techniques. Customized employee competitions offer real-time feedback.
  • Centralized administrative dashboard is focused on metrics and results, helping managers coach employees, customize goals and incentivize activities.
  • Weekly engagement reports with tailored tips to improve performance.
  • Automatic fulfillment of rewards incentives.
  • Options range from a 30-day starter program to an annual subscription. All three programs have a $500 administrative setup fee.
  • Starter: $15 per user; app licenses and optional wearables at $35 per device.
  • 3-month program: $30 per user app licenses, optional wearables at $35 per device.
    Annual subscription: $120 per user app licenses, optional wearables included.

Glint Inc.
Phone: (650) 817-7240


Marketo, FICO, Sunrun, Pandora, Opower, Zuora

  • Frequent employee pulsing.
  • Interactive dashboards that analyze employee data in real time.
  • Interactive reports that visually pinpoint strengths and weaknesses within the organization or employee groups.
  • Advanced natural language processing for comment analytics to help quickly make sense of large amounts of open-ended feedback.
  • Smart Alerts that bring key changes to the surface, as well as outliers and patterns within the organization.
  • Action Plans (if applicable given the timeline).

Annual subscription based on employee count; starts at $15,000.

Phone: (206) 455-9424, HubSpot, GlaxoSmithKline, Airbnb, Brooks Sports, Whitepages, Limeade, Porch

  • Weekly anonymous pulse survey.
  • Cheers for Peers co-worker recognition tool.
  • Virtual suggestion box.
  • Anonymous private messaging.
  • Data tracking; shareable survey results; custom question creation; survey segmenting and filtering.
  • Personalized TINYpulse onboarding.
  • iOS/Android mobile apps.
  • Online chat/phone support.
Starts at $5 per user monthly for basic features and up to $10 per user monthly for all features; custom pricing available for companies with 1,000-plus employees.

The Marcus Buckingham Company’s (TMBC’s) StandOut Platform
Phone: (323) 302-9810

Cisco, Facebook, Minnesota Wild, Mission Health

  • Global, cloud-based platform that fuels engagement and accelerates performance. 
  • Prescriptive analytics.
  • Engagement and performance insights based on statistics.
  • Scalable for any size company. 
  • Customizable to fit a company’s branding and content.
  • Seamless integration with current HCM systems. 
  • Mobile functionality.

TMBC's StandOut pricing is based on a subscription model that includes access to a platform that delivers personalized coaching, education, prescriptive analytics, and statistics-based engagement and performance insights.
Subscription costs vary based on organization’s size and complexity.

Phone: (844) 479-6346


Procter & Gamble, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Exelon, Miami International Airport, Turner Construction Co.

  • Proprietary tool—the Executive Dashboard—analyzes employee-to-employee relationship data.
  • Data is collected via WorkforceMap, Syndio’s cloud-based survey.
  • Adds any HR data (age, gender, location, etc.) from a customer’s existing human resource information system into the dashboard to paint a complete picture of employees in the organization.
  • With information found in dashboard, customers can analyze their workforce to help succeed in strategic initiatives surrounding change, talent and communication.

Not available. But the company states that pricing depends on the number of employees surveyed per year.

Culture Amp
Phone: (415) 636-8011


Adobe, Airbnb, GoPro, Pinterest, GoDaddy, slack, stackoverflow

  • Culture (engagement) surveys; life cycle surveys (candidate, onboard, exit surveys); performance surveys (management effectiveness); pulse surveys; specialized surveys.
  • Surveys are customizable.
  • Several report options, including manager insight, driver analysis, and demographic and comparative.
  • Mobile-ready and basic version that works on old browsers.
Essentials plans start at $3,000; Premium plans start at $7,000; Enterprise plans start at $20,000.


Phone: (800) 340-9194


Tesla, Ford, World Wide Technology

  • Manager-specific feedback, real-time employee-engagement survey results.
  • Individualized, custom dashboards provide managers with engagement drivers for their specific pieces of the business.
  • Hierarchical reporting lets managers drill down into the data, for example, comparing divisions, regions and teams. They can quickly see pockets of high or low engagement and discover what’s driving them. This tells managers exactly which levers they need to pull to create a stronger, more engaged workforce.

Not available.