Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Research

Download the latest research that provides customer experience (CX) leaders with comprehensive insights about contact center staff satisfaction and the drivers of employee engagement.

Global data that shows why employee engagement is critical for CX success.

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Global Employee Satisfaction Insights

Explore comprehensive insights into employee satisfaction gathered over three years from 19 countries

The contact center and CX industry have historically dealt with high attrition rates. Data suggests that effective engagement strategies lead to higher performance, increased productivity, improved retention and bottom-line growth. However, the industry struggles to adapt and find new ways of engaging employees, especially in hybrid and remote work environments.

Our research aims to provide CX leaders with the most comprehensive and in-depth insights for organizations to incorporate into broader strategies. You'll learn how satisfied contact center staff are with their jobs, understand what drives employee satisfaction and distinguish the differences between countries.

The 14-part series provides an unbiased overview of job satisfaction across all layers of the contact center, offering benchmarking possibilities.

Overall Employee Experience

Current levels of satisfaction and retention by tenure, country and industry.


Impact of effective recruiting and training on overall satisfaction and retention.

Growth & Development

Insights regarding the importance and impact of recognition, development opportunities, and long-term investment of employees.

Position Analysis

Differences in frontline and non-frontline levels of satisfaction and retention.

BPOs vs. In-House Contact Centers

Comparison of satisfaction and retention rates between BPO and in-house contact center staff.

Work-at-Home (WAH)

Current levels of WAH staff, their future intentions and overall experience.

Get actionable insights from thousands of CX professionals across the globe.


Insights cover 19 countries, including Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.


Frontline Staff

We surveyed over 6,000 staff at BPOs and in-house contact centers. Frontline roles include CSRs, CSSs, Agents, TSRs, and more.


Non-Frontline Staff

We gathered data from nearly 1,000 non-frontline staff: workforce management, quality, reporting & analytics and training/staff development roles.