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Comparison Widget (EX)

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Qtip: This page describes functionality available to dashboards in Engagement, Lifecycle, and Ad Hoc Employee Research projects, although Lifecycle and Ad Hoc Employee Research do not have hierarchies. For more details on each, see Types of Employee Experience Projects.

About Comparison Widgets

The Comparison widget allows users to compare across demographic or hierarchy fields. With this widget, users determine questions or categories to be broken out by a hierarchy or participant metadata. Dashboard viewers are then allowed to switch between selected questions and categories. This is useful if you want to compare units of the company on their engagement scores, or if you want to see a breakout of the ratings given by different units of the company.

Rather than being based off of average or overall score, the Distribution column of a Comparison widget is calculated based off of the Scale settings. Each color of the scale indicates a different level of favorability, with the percentage on the far left in green indicating the percentage of participants who gave the item a high favorability rating.

Attention: The hierarchy options are available in Engagement projects, but not Lifecycle or Ad Hoc Employee Research projects.
Attention: The Comparison widget has nothing to do with the comparisons that can be added to other widgets.

Field Type Compatibility

The Comparison widget has two different fields you can fill out, and each is compatible with different field types.

Items can be either categories, or questions saved as Number Set.

Break out by can be questions or metadata saved asText Set, Multi-Answer Text Set, or Number Set.

Widget Customization

For basic widget instructions and customization, visit the Widgets Overview support page. Continue reading for widget-specific customization.

The Comparison widget provides you with a number of unique customization options:

Comparison widget with widget editing pane open to the right

  1. Source: Choose the EmployeeXM project to pull data from. By default, there will be only one source, but you can add additional surveys to your list of surveys inside the Dashboard Data. You can select multiple sources at a time.
  2. Decimal Places: Choose how many decimal places display on the percentages in the green portion of the scale.
  3. Items: Choose the survey questions or categories you want to display the data for. You can choose multiple items at a time. Dashboard viewers can switch between these items using the Item dropdown menu.
    Dropdown menu on top-left of the Comparison Widget that lets you toggle between Items
  4. Default Selected Item: The item displayed by default.
  5. Breakouts: Choose metadata, survey questions, or an org hierarchy to break out results. For example, in the screenshot above, a rating of company pride is broken out by units of a Parent-Child hierarchy.

Display Options

Zoom-in on the Display Options in the editing pane

  • Show Response Counts: Show the number of responses for each level of the breakout.
  • Show Mean: Show the mean rating provided for each level of the breakout.
  • Disable Column Sorting: Disable the ability for dashboard viewers to click column headers and sort the widget data in a different order.
  • Show All Percents: When selected, this option allows you to not just show the percentage of the positively engaged group, but the neutral and negative groups.