The Voice of the Employee: What's Next

2021 Talent Conference & Expo

Attendees will be exposed to employee survey feedback collected from over 15 million employees in over 200 countries working in every major industry around the world. Data encompasses feedback from the racial injustice movement to workplace safety during a pandemic. and distinguishes between topics that are truly important from those that are merely interesting. This session is the story behind the numbers.

Your presenters will discuss the global consolidated survey results, pointing out important subgroup differences, trends, and benchmarks. They will share the global drivers of employee engagement and provide insight into diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace. Based on learnings from over 40 years of employee research that spans the past to the present they will delineate between foundational psychological drivers of employee engagement and the new emerging factors that are growing increasingly critical to workforce performance. Attendees will learn what matters most to employees and how those drivers parallel to prove strategies that move the needle on employee performance. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the foundational drivers of employee engagement and how to move the needle to drive business outcomes.
  • Learn how to effectively collect, analyze, and act on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within your organization.
  • Determine how to distinguish important data from interesting data to prioritize action planning on what matters most to your employees and your workforce.
  • Participate in an In-depth analysis of data using a range of statistical techniques.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 10:15am to 11:15am

James Longabaugh, Ph.D.

Longabaugh, Ph.D

James Longabaugh, Ph.D., joined WSA as an Executive Consultant in 2019.  Previously, Dr. Longabaugh worked at IBM for four years as a Senior Managing Consultant, serving as a trusted advisor to organizations for enhancing the experience of their employees through research-driven employee engagement programs.  In addition, Dr. Longabaugh has extensive experience developing pre-employment assessment and selection programs for organizations to hire their unfair share of high-quality talent, employing assessment and coaching programs to develop the next generation of leaders, and leveraging workforce analytics and artificial intelligence to discover meaningful insight to drive change.

Dr. Longabaugh has over 10 years of experience in talent acquisition, employee engagement and customer surveys, talent assessment, and workforce analytics spanning a variety of organizations and industries.  Prior to IBM, Dr. Longabaugh was the owner and Principal Consultant of a boutique consulting firm specializing in organizational effectiveness, employee and customer surveys, recruitment, leadership development, and pre-employment assessments.  Dr. Longabaugh is an adjunct professor in the graduate I-O psychology department at Seattle Pacific University, is a published researcher, and has presented at multiple conferences and continues to contribute research and best practices to improve the world of work.

Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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