Employee surveys give you the what. People Science give you the why.

True employee listening goes deeper than simple feedback. It’s about connecting the dots to understand “the why” behind the stuff that’s impacting your Everyday Heroes. Our data-savvy People Science experts bring context and meaning to your data.

Develop your people strategy and achieve your organisational goals with People Science

Our experienced People Science team digs deeper into your employee research, combining detailed analytics with the study of human behaviour to tangibly improve engagement and the wider employee experience.

Employee listening is crucial, but it’s only the first step on your journey. People Science helps you understand the human behaviours behind your results, and how to make the biggest difference across your organisation.

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Building people-centric cultures that drive organisational success with People Science

We create a straightforward, compelling story for change – and help get buy-in from leaders and managers.

There are three People Science subscription tiers to support organisations at different stages of their employee experience journey:


Work with our People Science team to fully identify requirements and create the right programme and survey questions.


Pinpoint the drivers impacting your employee engagement to inform your progressive listening strategy.


Create an evergreen listening programme that is constantly improving the employee experience.

Meet the team

Our People Science team brings decades of experience in employee research, listening and engagement.

Chandni Chauhan

Employee Engagement Consultant

Chandni’s career in HR business partnering and employee engagement spans the healthcare, retail and manufacturing industries. Before joining WorkBuzz, she led staff engagement at the NHS and employee engagement projects at Morrisons – covering both store staff and manufacturing teams. Chandni is an expert in survey design, employee engagement and experience, and long-term action planning.

David Bailey

Senior Analyst

Following a career in performance analysis and improvement spanning both industry and policing, David has focused on employee engagement and experience for the past five years. He’s built experience in managing employee listening surveys, analysing results and developing in-depth, actionable insight. David has worked with leading employers across many sectors to help measurably improve the employee experience, including HS2, McDonalds, Shell Energy, BuzzBingo, Priory, Premier Foods, and many more.

Ian Barrow

Senior EX Consultant

Ian has been partnering with organisations to help them become more effective for over 25 years. Working primarily at board and senior management team levels, he helps organisations to identify, understand and improve the underlying drivers of their culture, employee engagement and employee experience.

John Backhouse

Head of People Science

John has worked in the world of employee research, employee listening, engagement and experience for 27 years. He has a deep understanding of how to build and deliver successful employee listening programmes, and how to analyse and act on the results to drive organisational success. John has a huge library of case studies across the many organisations he’s helped, including HS2, Eurotunnel, Aldi, Asda, Greggs, Morrisons, Hovis, Whistl, Thames Water, Scottish Water, NI Water, The Royal Navy and Marines, and hundreds of others.

How LKQ Euro Car Parts improved every single employee engagement metric in year one with WorkBuzz

LKQ Euro Car Parts increased key engagement metrics including:

– Number of people believing the organisation would act on survey results increased from 45% to 60%
– Number of people who are proud to work for the organisation increased from 69% to 76%
– Number of people who would recommend the organisation as a great place to work increased from 57% to 66%

Using insights from WorkBuzz’s People Science team.

Hear from Donna Fearnley, Group HR Director, on how they did it. 

People Science packages to suit your budget:

WorkBuzz Engage

We will help maximise the potential of your new or existing listening programme, using WorkBuzz insights to:

  • Develop a best-practice employee research programme to optimise engagement
  • Recommend enhancements so research derives insights consistently over time, including an annual assessment to ensure market conditions and company performance are factored in, ensuring future employee success
  • Create a foundational programme roadmap to ensure employee engagement feedback continues successfully over time.

WorkBuzz Enable

We will help you to evolve your existing listening programmes through:

  • Biannual assessments to ensure regular listening programmes are taking account of internal and external changes
  • Biannual assessment of the listening programme roadmap, ensuring challenges are addressed and measured at an early stage
  • Ensuring listening programmes continuously evolve, taking into account employee views and organisational development and change.

WorkBuzz Embed

Creating holistic employee listening programmes that take into account corporate initiatives and targets, and employee voice, to ensure all elements of the employee experience are measured and key challenges addressed:

  • Quarterly assessment of listening programme and consultation to transition the research to a broader, more complex listening strategy that requires in-depth, long-term planning and execution
  • Longer term employee journey mapping to ensure the ‘moments that matter’ are clearly identified
  • Extracting narrative from the data to point leadership teams in the right direction to solve the people challenges that will improve employee engagement.

Ready to turbocharge your employee listening strategy and drive positive, measurable change across your organisation?

Book a free consultation with one of our experts!