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Killer Apps For Encouraging Employee Engagement

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Across all industries, the number of employees who are fully engaged in their work is surprisingly low. A poll conducted by Gallup recently estimated that up to 70 percent of workers don’t feel engaged by their jobs. Engaged employees are both more loyal and more productive — they work roughly 20 percent harder and are about 80% less likely to seek other employment.

The value of engagement is clear. Improving engagement is a task that’s usually relegated to the human resources department.

Engagement can be influenced – for better or worse – in every phase of an employee’s tenure with the company. On boarding procedures, performance reviews, and relationships with company alumni all make a different. Today good HR departments are using technological innovations to improve productivity, efficiency, and engagement in all of these areas.

Questback have taken a look at the best apps in the Salesforce AppExchange to pinpoint those that have a positive impact on employee engagement.

Management Apps

Managing your company’s human capital involves a lot more than record-keeping. Helping your employees grow and cultivate their job skills is a great way to make them engaged. Here are some apps and companies that can help:

Financial Force HCM

This provider builds apps and modules to handle compensation plans, recruiting, HRMS, benefits, and performance and talent management.

FinancialForce.com delivers a complete, unified Human Capital Management (HCM) solution on the cloud supporting the entire HR spectrum – Recruiting, Onboarding, Talent Management, Benefits, and Time & Attendance.


This system is designed primarily for recruitment and HR functions. It can also help manage both performance and expenses. It has a number of management-friendly features like dashboards, reporting, workflow management, and internal communications options.

Training Tools

These apps are great for fostering professional development at every level of your company:


Almond is a learning app that’s available for free on both desktop and mobile platforms. It’s a great way to build your own training tools and track employees’ progress through your training system.


This learning manager gives employees full access to your training resources from any Internet-enabled device. Litmos allows you to brand your materials, set up notifications, feedback, and analytics, and track activity feeds.


The greatest strength of this scalable training platform is that it works equally well for employees, partners, and customers.

Cornerstone for Salesforce

Cornerstone is a tool for building better training materials. It supports the latest educational trends, including mobile learning, internal networks, and gamification.

Collaborative Tools

Greater communication leads to more teamwork and more engaged employees. These apps are all good communications enhancers:

Apttus X-Author for Chatter

This app does a great job of tying Salesforce, Salesforce Chatter, and Microsoft Office together into one cohesive unit.

Apttus X-Author™ For Salesforce Chatter delivers dynamic interaction between Microsoft Office, Chatter & Salesforce. Custom ribbons embedded in Office documents allow smart interaction with Structured Data Systems. Share & record document activity.

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If for some reason you don’t already have Microsoft Office, you can download it from this website.


This app from SpringCM is a team-oriented enterprise-level content management system.

Combine the power of Dropbox and Salesforce and get complete access to your Dropbox account directly in Salesforce. Automatically organise you and your teams Dropbox files with Salesforce records. Add and share files within Salesforce and Salesforce1.

Compliance Locker

Sometimes the convenience of Salesforce Chatter exposes employees to legal and regulatory risks. Compliance Locker provides seamless protection to ensure that confidential information stays compartmentalized.

Get the benefits of Chatter while ensuring that all necessary governance requirements are met. Compliance Locker by Arkus employs best practices for capturing Chatter for compliance purposes.

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