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People Engagement Lead

  • McLean, Virginia
  • Corporate
  • Added


Here at Appian, our core values of Respect, Work to Impact, Ambition, and Constructive Dissent & Resolution define who we are. In short, this means we constantly seek to understand the best for our customers, we go beyond completion in our work, we strive for excellence with intensity, and we embrace candid communication. These values guide our actions and shape our culture every day.  When you join Appian, you'll be part of a passionate team that's dedicated to accomplishing hard things.

As part of the Talent Strategy & Culture team, the People Engagement Lead will be responsible for designing the engagement strategy, and building out the roadmap of people engagement for the organization. The goal of the overall function is to create a higher degree of engagement for all company employees to ensure leadership can be more reactive to issues at the ground level and find solutions to ensure Appian stays a talent magnet. 

The ideal candidate is experienced in designing and running people engagement strategy. The People Engagement Lead will take abstract and complex employee engagement data and transform them into powerful insights. This is an incredible opportunity to make 

an immediate and influential impact in the way in which we unify the global Appian community and engage with our employees.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Design and continue to iterate on an organization-wide people engagement  strategy; ensure strategy is integrated with organizational priorities and in alignment with company values.
  • Apply critical thinking to build and manage high-level engagement surveys for internal audiences. Create and maintain engagement calendars to ensure timely and relevant delivery. Own the relationship with the Culture Amp platform as the SPOC from Appian to ensure we are leveraging the platform features for all employee engagement needs.
  • Analyze the engagement data from surveys and draw insights by combining other key metrics available across Appian (e.g. training data, sales performance data). Present information from insights to executives that may be included in weekly executive briefing.
  • Monitor and measure the effectiveness of engagement activities; make recommendations and implement changes based on data analysis and feedback.
  • Provide support to complex, fast-moving, planned and unplanned projects to support broader employee engagement.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related degree
  • 5+ years experience in a high paced environment (e.g. management consulting, investment banking) with a focus on organization effectiveness and/or people analytics
  • Ability to easily transition from high level strategic thinking to detailed execution
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and autonomously, while continuing to maintain a team player attitude 
  • Ability to anticipate and mitigate potential issues that may result in negative employee sentiment/engagement
  • Ability to exercise high quality judgment, particularly with narrow timeframes
  • Excellent project management skills and demonstrated ability to deliver on multiple focus areas and contexts simultaneously
  • Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders across all levels of an organization

Tools and Resource 

  • Training and Development: During onboarding, we focus on equipping new hires with the skills and knowledge for success through department-specific training. Continuous learning is a central focus at Appian, with dedicated mentorship and the First-Friend program being widely utilized resources for new hires. 
  • Growth Opportunities: Appian provides a diverse array of growth and development opportunities, including our leadership program tailored for new and aspiring managers, a comprehensive library of specialized department training through Appian University, skills based training, and tuition reimbursement for those aiming to advance their education. This commitment ensures that employees have access to a holistic range of development opportunities.
  • Community: We’ll immerse you into our community rooted in respect starting on day one. Appian fosters inclusivity through our 8 employee-led affinity groups . These groups help employees build stronger internal and external networks by planning social, educational, and outreach activities to connect with Appianites and larger initiatives throughout the company.

About Appian

Appian is a software company that automates business processes. The Appian AI-Powered Process Platform includes everything you need to design, automate, and optimize even the most complex processes, from start to finish. The world's most innovative organizations trust Appian to improve their workflows, unify data, and optimize operations—resulting in better growth and superior customer experiences. For more information, visit . [Nasdaq: APPN]

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