There is one element that can make or break how your customers feel about your brand or organization. That is the way how they are treated when interacting with your employees. 

There are different ways to measure how your employees feel about your company and what you can do to improve employee satisfaction. In this blog, you can read all about one of them: employee Net Promoter Score (eNPS).

Employee Net Promoter Score

What is eNPS? The Employee Net Promoter Score, or Employee NPS, is a KPI used to measure employee engagement and to be specific the loyalty of employees to a company.

The Employer NPS is built around the same concept as Net Promoter Score, which asks customers the likelihood that they would recommend a company's products or services to their friends and family.

The eNPS question

The employee NPS question measures if employees are loyal to their employer by asking one question. 

Employee NPS question

How likely are you to recommend our organization on a scale from 0 to 10? 

Employees are asked to rate their score on a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 is not at all likely to be recommended and 10 is very likely to be recommended. The employee will indicate a (score) between 0 and 10. The scores are divided into three groups:

  1. Promoters: respondents who gave a score of 9 or 10.
  2. Passives: respondents who gave a score of 7 or 8.
  3. Detractors: respondents who gave a score of 0 to 6.

How to calculate employee NPS

To measure your Employee Net Promoter Score you take the percentage of promoters and detract the percentage of detractors from this. The result is displayed as an absolute score between -100 and +100 (not a percentage).

eNPS Infographic

A good employee NPS score?

The eNPS can vary between -100 and +100. A score above 0 is considered as positive, a score above 50 is seen as excellent.

Our customers often ask what a good eNPS score is or what the employee NPS is of companies in similar branches. One way to find out is by doing an employee NPS benchmark. Our advice is: don’t do this. There are so many factors to be taken into account when comparing results, like the number of employees, and cultural influences for example.

It is much more important that your eNPS score is increasing than to have a higher score than your competitors. So by regularly mapping your employee Net Promoter Score and mapping the priorities for improving it, you can improve the loyalty of your employees.

What does an eNPS Survey look like?

The eNPS survey is intended as a measurement with a regular interval. Not a big, once-a-year engagement survey, but a short questionnaire that can be sent regularly.

For an optimal result, CYS recommend to use the following eNPS survey questions:

  1. The first question is the eNPS question: How likely are you to recommend your employer to others as a place to work?
  2. The second question is an open question: Could you please share the reason why you feel this way?
  3. The third question is the Root Cause question: Which of the factors below best captures your experience?

Uncovers what has been hidden

Root Cause Analysis  

CYS enriches the (e)NPS question and the open answer with a Root Cause Analysis. Root cause analysis (RCA) is a valued method to map the drivers behind customer and employee KPI’s. Thanks to this analysis, you not only know the needs of your employees but also why they have those wishes and what follow-up actions you can take. 

Read more about the Root Cause Analysis 

How to improve eNPS?

You know your eNPS, and you have collected valuable information about the energy balance of your employees, but this is just the beginning. To measure is one thing, to improve is another.

Focus on intrinsic motivation 

It is important to focus on intrinsic motivation. Research shows that the engagement of employees with a cognitive profession will not increase by offering a good salary or other external factors.

Share insights 

Besides that, make sure to focus on the priorities, and to share the right insights with the right people in the organization.


Five tips on how to improve employee loyalty 

In our whitepaper about employee NPS, we give five tips on how to improve the eNPS score. 

Employee NPS software

In the CYS software, the eNPS survey is (in several languages) ready for use. You only have to adjust this to your situation and organization and you can start collecting feedback.

All feedback gathered is automatically translated into a clear and transparent priority overview per department, store, or location. This helps to structurally implement improvements on a strategic, operational, and individual level.

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