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The State of Employee Engagement 2022

Building a sustainable organisation through engaged employees

This research report, the fifth edition of The State of Employee Engagement, draws on insights from our 400+ clients at WorkBuzz and research conducted with 300 people and business leaders. It outlines their top priorities, shares best practices, and provides perspectives to help you navigate an ever-changing world of work.


  • Key trends

  • Key finding: Hybrid working is a double-edged sword

  • Key finding: Employee listening is becoming a constant conversation

  • Key finding: Employee wellbeing is still high on the agenda

  • Key finding: Culture is your secret weapon

  • Key finding: Setting engagement KPIs helps create moments that matter

  • Insights and action plans

  • The cost-of-living crisis

Authored by:


Dawn SmedleyDawn Smedley

Head of Culture and Enterprise Sales at WorkBuzz


Ian FeaverIan Feaver

Managing Director at Terryberry UK 


Ian BarrowIan Barrow

Senior Employee Experience Consultant at WorkBuzz


Steven FrostSteven Frost

Founder & CEO at WorkBuzz


About WorkBuzz

If you’re reading this, you’re probably on the hunt for an employee engagement survey tool. So, hello!  We’re WorkBuzz and we offer simple, flexible, customisable engagement surveys that help you understand what’s driving your key people challenges – and more importantly, how you can solve them.

Your employees are Everyday Heroes, they are your difference makers. Our simple, flexible and customisable survey platform gets you closer to every single one of them.


  Gather Instant Insight

WorkBuzz is designed to get answers quickly and accurately from your employees. Powerful analytics provide the insights you need to understand what’s really happening at your organisation.

 Complete Survey Flexibility

Our fully customisable platform helps you to ask the right questions, at the right frequency, delivering the right insights to drive change.

 Anytime, Anywhere

WorkBuzz provides confidential and secure employee survey access on any device. Survey any and every type of worker, whether they’re office-based, deskless, or anything in-between.

 Real People Support

Get dedicated support from a team of real people who love what they do. On average, our customers rate us a 9.3 out of 10.

 Go Deeper

True employee listening goes deeper than feedback alone. Our People Scientists connect the dots to understand the “why” behind your survey results, bringing context and meaning to your data.