OrgVitals data requires privacy, security and integrity. Read how we respect those three aspects to generate trust.
Employees fear retribution. Leaders need honesty.
The data that OrgVitals captures from employees is only meaningful if everyone shares honestly about their work experiences. But if one cannot trust how the data is going to be used, no one is going to be honest.
OrgVitals is designed to protect identity so that we can all be honest. We do that through the design of our technology and how we train leaders to learn and lead with data.
Technology - leaders using OrgVitals have choice to how data is captured. Leaders can choose to capture data that is linked to participant identity (this enables enhanced segmentation and analysis capabilities), or data that has zero traceability to identity. In the second option, the system has zero knowledge who responded with anonymous, zero tracking collection, with zero way of identifying participants. Leaders using OrgVitals get to choose.
When there's enough trust, OrgVitals recommends deploying identified data capture. It just means more. That's because this type of data reveals more specific signals about the organization's culture by understanding individual employee experiences, as well as employee population segments. From identified data, OrgVitals is able to generate a network map of the organization and layer culture data across this map to reveal things like equity.
Regardless of the data capture method, survey participants will always have their expectations set when they begin a survey about how the data will be handled, why it's being collected, and who will see it. We believe in transparency.
Training - data handling is as important as the technology. OrgVitals makes sure only core culture management leaders have access, and they only have access to the data relevant to them ("least privilege"). Sometimes that's a 3rd party consultant, who serves as an added layer of data protection for the employees. Culture management leaders and consultants given access to OrgVitals are trained to mask individual employee data before revealing information to organizational leadership or managers.
Speaking truth to power only works when employees trust that their authentic feedback will not result in negative consequences. OrgVitals takes extensive steps to build trust for everyone participating.
Understanding options with OrgVitals data storage.
As noted in the Data Privacy section, OrgVitals offers a means for secure data collection and storage: identified vs unidentified.
Identified data is stored securely on cloud servers. Unidentified data is stored encrypted in a decentralized manner (on a blockchain) for maximum protection.
Our cloud-based identified data storage follows best practices as we aim for SOC 2 security compliance certification. This data storage is available with all packages and plans.
Unidentified data is stored decentralized and leverages "zero knowledge" blockchain protocols with end-to-end encryption. Decentralized data storage is available for the OrgVitals and OrgVitals Premium plans.
Academic rigor comes standard.
Chief Data Officer Dr. Brad Shuck knows a thing or two about academic rigor. As a full, tenured professor, the standard is just higher. Dr. Shuck literally wrote the book on employee engagement and is leading the research on Work Determinants of Health™.
His role at OrgVitals is to make sure we deliver on the promise of rigor through advanced data science. To do that, he ensures that template assessments reveal what we promise they will, examines the relationships between data sets to understand macro signals, and develops the initial models for our predictive analytics.
Everything we do at OrgVitals boils down to data we can all trust.