Employee Experience Study

How we work, where we work, and what we expect from work are in flux. The pressure is now squarely on business and human resources leaders to respond and reimagine the modern workplace. Everything — from culture to benefits to values — is on the table, which is why we provide Radford Global Compensation Database participants with access to this incredibly important annual survey. Severance and paid time-off policies are also covered in this study.

Survey Scope

By making our entire suite of market practice studies automatically available to Radford Global Compensation Database participants, and complimentary to everyone who provides a complete and timely submission, we’ve maximized our data collection efforts. Our most recent Employee Experience Study includes:


Employee Experience


Paid Time-Off





Covered Practices

Our Employee Experience Study covers the following key market practices:

Employee Experience
  • Community action and connection
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion policies and practices
  • Employee recognition programs
  • Perquisites for executives and employees
  • Retention and referral bonus practices
  • Talent mobility and flexible-working policies
  • Training and education programs
  • Virtual workplace
  • Workplace culture

Paid Time-Off Policies
  • Bereavement
  • Company shutdown days
  • Holiday
  • Jury duty (U.S., U.K., Canada); Military leave (U.S.)
  • New parent/adoption (Maternity, Paternity, Parent)
  • Sabbaticals
  • Vacation/sick/paid time off
Employee Severance
  • Broad-based employee severance
  • Cash severance calculation methods
  • Incentive plan and Benefits implications
  • Minimum/maximum severance benefits
  • Support service offerings


Our Employee Experience Study is conducted once per year with the following general schedule:

  • Data collection opens — February 2023
  • Data collection closes — July 2023
  • Results published — September 2023


Results for the Employee Experience Study are provided in a PDF format. Separate reports are created for employee experience, severance and paid time-off practices. All global reports include data for as many countries as possible where there is sufficient information to publish results.


Access to the Employee Experience Study is limited to Radford Global Compensation Database participants. All clients are automatically invited to submit data once a year via an online questionnaire posted on the Radford Network®. To check on your company's submission status, visit the input page on the Radford Network and look for the "Employee Experience", "Paid Time-off", and "Severance" tiles.


All Radford Global Compensation Database participants who provide a complete and timely submission to the Employee Experience Study will receive a complimentary copy of overall study results at the time of publication. Custom peer group analysis can be purchased separately at additional cost.

Radford Global Compensation Database participants who do not submit information to this study can purchase overall study results for a fee at the time of publication.

Participation in the Radford Global Compensation Database is required to join this study. To learn more about your survey participation options, click here.


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