Korn Ferry Engaged Performance Awards 2019


Korn Ferry Engaged Performance Awards, have been developed to publicly recognize organizations that have built superior levels of engagement and enablement, as measured through their recent people surveys.


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How do organizations qualify?

In order to qualify for consideration for the Engaged Performance Awards, organizations need to have met the following criteria:

  1. To have conducted an employee survey for engagement and / or enablement during the latest survey cycle.
  2. To have included the two official engagement / enablement questions within their qualifying employee survey.
  3. To have at least 50 respondents that completed their qualifying employee survey.


How are the winners determined and notified?

Our Korn Ferry Listen team will analyze the scores of all eligible organizations and determine the winners according to the methodology outlined below.


We will then reach out to the winners on a one-to-one basis to inform them of their win, and appraise them of the next steps.


What makes a winner

Our employee engagement database is one of the largest in the world, holding data from over 7 million employees who have completed our surveys.

Korn Ferry uses two key question statements for each engagement and enablement category, which are commonly used across all of our client employee surveys around the world:


  • Engagement Category: I feel proud to work for the company. I would recommend the company as a good place to work.
  • Enablement Category: My job makes good use of my skills and abilities. Conditions in my job allow me to be about as productive as I can be.


These question statements are proven measures of organizational commitment, and in themselves are strong predictors of overall levels of employee motivation, loyalty and well-being.


Our objective is to employ a set of measures that are clear and simple to understand, as well as to use question statements that are consistently used by the vast majority of our clients.


As the customer Net Promoter Score has become an established and widely-used platform for understanding customer satisfaction, similarly we believe levels of employee pride and advocacy provide an equivalent straightforward reading of employee engagement and enablement.



How are the Korn Ferry Engaged Performance Award scores calculated for each category (engagement and enablement)?


The calculation is simple.


We use the percentage of respondents either ‘strongly agreeing’ or ‘agreeing’ with the two question statements (using a five-point Likert scale). The percentage of respondents for each question statement is then averaged to determine an overall score, which forms the basis for the organization rankings.


We then compare the score of the organization to Korn Ferry benchmarks to determine if they are winners.


Meet our team

David Marzo

Vice President, Solution Design - Products

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Ben Hubbard

Head of Advisory, Korn Ferry Listen

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Jennifer Streitweiser

Associate Client Partner

Korn Ferry NA

Giles Walker

Regional Director Productized Services

Korn Ferry EMEA

Mark Tuban

Global Products Marketing Manager

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Jessica Winquist

Global Products Marketing Manager

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Mark Royal

Solution Architect

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