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50 Leading Companies of the Year 2018

Addressing Potential Workforce Problems: Emplify

thesiliconreview-santiago-jaramillo-ceo-emplify-18Emplify provides companies with a new way to invest in their culture with confidence. It aims to help one million employees do the best work of their careers. Giving organizations a way to unlock the potential of their people, Emplify’s Insights framework distills culture and feedback into employee analytics that enables leaders to make better data-driven decisions. Emplify offers a unique blend of mobile-first technology, behavioral psychology, and data science delivered with human expertise. The result is a faster, more reliable feedback loop for employees, enabling leaders to make effective people decisions that support their business strategy and outcomes.

Why go for Emplify?

Simple: Clients can get the insights they need with the efficiency of Emplify’smobile app. They can understand what’s really going on to help empower high-performing teams and managers.

Trustworthy: Clients can measure true employee engagement with a science-based framework they can trust, and quickly pinpoint challenges and opportunities across their organization.

Actionable: Insights are most helpful when they clarify what actions can truly make a difference.

The Success Story

Like most great success stories, Emplify began as a simple idea.

As the company considered ways to improve engagement for its own employees, it thought that bringing snacks into the office might be a good place to start. But when polling was done, the results showed that what people actually wanted was a 401(k) match and then maybe some snacks.

This was a pivotal moment for the company as it realized that soliciting and quantifying honest feedback is the only way to truly understand and work toward improving employee engagement. After all, when one has a metric for everything else in the business, why not culture?

So Emplify set out to build a tool that helps leaders know exactly what they need to do in order to improve engagement for their organizations. The company created Emplify Insights, a tool that delivers an honest, straightforward view of one’s company through confidential, data-driven surveys. Based on scientific measurements of employee engagement, each survey is completely confidential and provides leaders with a single top-line score to track progress each quarter.

It believes in the value of Emplify Insights not just for others’ organization, but for its own. Since utilizing this tool for its own engagement, it has recognized several areas for improvement and made specific changes in response to that feedback.

Today, Emplify is well-positioned to help people-centered CEOs and HR leaders measure, diagnose, and solve their employee engagement challenges through a combination of insightful survey data and expert guidance.

Employee insights one need is closer than one thinks!

Emplify is an employee engagement platform that delivers honest feedback for proactive action.

While today’s companies are using powerful data to get ahead of the game, most leadership teams are still relying on gut feelings over proven metrics. But relying on intuition alone makes it hard to advocate for a winning culture. Hence, Emplify was born to help.

The company eliminates the guesswork with confidential, data-driven surveys that are based on scientific measurements of employee engagement.  One needs a hassle-free survey with quick answers and relevant solutions. Emplify handles every aspect of survey administration.

Accessible via mobile app, text, email, and web, its survey takes just six minutes to complete, and offers the confidentiality of a third-party survey. The survey reaches every employee (both in and out of the office), so communication barriers are eliminated and real feedback is encouraged that helps one to see exactly where employee disengagement is happening, and what should be done about it.

Client’s Testimonials

“The business is going through a lot of transformation right now. Our people are stressed. Our people are critical to the business. Recruitment of engineering talent is difficult, and on-boarding is costly so retention is important. I need a tool to keep my pulse on how our people are doing. Emplify enables me to do this.”

  • Mark Matson, Vice President of Human Resources, EWI

“Emplify provides data around things you would normally just feel. You may have this sense that there are problems but you don’t know exactly what or why, and with Insights’ conditions and drivers, you see clearly and specifically those areas your teams need to address.”

  • Kira Childers, LMS Manager, Ontario Systems

“Emplify allows me to do my job better by having a direct line to our employees. It helps me understand exactly how they’re feeling and allows me to get quick feedback on the issues I’m trying to solve.”

  • Craig Anderson, President, Student Connections

Meet the Leader

Santiago Jaramillo, Founder, and CEO: Santiago Jaramillo is the CEO and Co-founder of Emplify, where he leads a team of mobile engagement experts while overseeing the vision, strategy, and roadmap of the company’s product and brand. Santiago is a nationally-recognized expert on mobile and innovation and was named to Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 “World’s Coolest Entrepreneurs” in 2013. He has also been invited to the White House for his entrepreneurial contributions and was named TechPoint’s “Young Professional of the Year” in 2013. Most recently, he was named to Indianapolis Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” list.

“We fully believe that tomorrow’s market winners will be those who realize that their people are one of their top competitive differentiators.”