How is the anonymity of engagement results ensured?

The results of an employee survey are displayed anonymously and cannot be traced back to an individual. This means that in some instances, answers cannot be shown to ensure the anonymity of employees. Anonymity is ensured in the following manner:

Results from a team are displayed when there are at least 5 respondents. If a team has fewer than 5 respondents, the answers for this team are hidden and aggregated at the next higher level where they can be displayed anonymous.

To determine if answers at a higher level can be anonymously shown, we also use a threshold of 5 respondents on that layer. If all teams on a certain layer have at least 5 hidden answers, these can be collectively displayed at the higher level.


Example 1: No scores for underlying teams, but scores for higher-level team

The higher-level team X consists of 9 respondents, composed of two underlying teams:

Team A has 3 respondents.
Team B has 6 respondents.

Since team A does not reach the minimum of 5 respondents, it will not be visible. To ensure anonymity, the scores of team B will also not be displayed because it could potentially reveal the survey results of team A. The insights will only be visible for the higher-level team X, which has a total of 9 respondents.

Example 2: Scores for a part of the underlying teams

There are also cases where a higher-level team includes individual employees who are not part of another team.

The higher-level team X consists of 13 respondents, composed of:

Team A has 3 respondents.
Team B has 6 respondents.
Direct team members in team X account for 4 respondents.

In this situation, the scores for the higher-level team X will be visible because it consists of a total of 13 employees. Additionally, team B will also be visible because there are enough anonymous responses from other teams that cannot be traced back at this moment (Team A + direct team members of team X = 7 respondents).

This way, we aim to create insights at the team level while ensuring anonymity at all times.

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