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Data Definitions

This page provides definitions for attributes that are 'derived' based on employer-provided data or survey responses.

Commenter Status

  • Commenter = a respondent who provides a response on one or more open-ended survey questions

  • Non-Commenter = a respondent who does not provide a response on one or more open-ended survey questions

Generation

  • Silent = DOB < 1946

  • Baby Boomer = DOB between 1946 and 1964

  • X = DOB between 1965 and 1980

  • Y = DOB between 1981 and 1996

  • Z = DOB between 1997 and 2009

  • A = DOB between 2010 and 2025

Influencer Type

  • Advisor = a person referenced by one or more respondents on the following survey question: "Who is most important for you to have greater access to?"

  • Career Coacher = a person referenced by one or more respondents on the following survey question: "Who provides you the best career-related advice?"

  • Subject Matter Expert = a person referenced by one or more respondents on the following survey question: "Who do you leverage most often for information needed to accomplish work priorities?"

Management Level

  • Individual Contributor = a person with no direct reports

  • First-Level Management = a person with direct reports who are not people leaders (i.e., no skip-level reports)

  • Middle Management = a person with skip-level reports

  • Upper Management = a person with direct reports who have skip-level reports

Org Layer

  • A measure of a person's org depth, which is equal to the number of layers removed from the senior-most person in the organization (e.g., CEO). For example, a person whose manager reports to the senior-most leader will have an Org Depth value of 2.

People Leader

  • Yes = a person with one or more direct reports

  • No = a person with no direct reports

Span of Control

  • The number of direct reports a people leader has. For example, a people leader with 5 direct reports will have a Span of Control value of 5.

 

Tenure

  • Tenure metrics are calculated by taking the difference between the current date and the date provided for the respective tenure type (e.g., Org, Manager, Job). For example, Org Tenure is the difference between the current date and a person's most recent hire date. The unit of measurement (e.g., months, years) varies and is specified for each.

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