Businesses around the globe have invested in employee engagement for years, with minimal return on investment or a noticeable improvement in engagement scores.
Recently, we have seen the rise of the "employee experience" which ignores the previous approach of providing employees with short-term perks, and actually changes the core workplace practices of the organisation around the people who work there.
This article from Inc.com gives the results of an analysis of 250 corporations, to list the top 15 companies for employee experience. It is surely no coincidence that the rankings are dominated by companies from the technology sector...
"The good news is that every single employee experience at every company around the world, is a combination of three environments: culture (the side effects of working for your organization), technology (the tools employees use to get their jobs done), and physical space (the actual spaces in which employees work)."