From v.15 WeThrive has six primary data fields that apply to staff: email, name, team, department, location and language.
These have their own functions in WeThrive
- email is the basic identifier in the system
- name is the label that goes under the charts
- team is the primary filter for report sharing or selecting staff to survey
- location allows you to know where staff are
- language selects the survey language when translation is enabled for a customer.
In addition to these you can create any number of custom filters, so if you need to know the effect on staff of which driving licences they have, whether they are paid weekly or monthly, or any other factor, you can set up a custom filter for that.
Some of these attributes are stored with the survey, others are permanent. People don't usually change language, so that attribute stays with the team member. However they do change location and department, so these attributes are stored with the survey as they complete it.
This means that when you use the Compare feature to see how, say, the Paris office has changed since the last survey, the two sets of bars in the chart represent the office as it was then vs. the office as it is now - someone who has moved to Huddersfield since the first survey will not be part of the new results.
Filters, on the other hand apply to the team as they are now, so you can use them to get a snapshot of, say, all your grade4 staff against all the grade 5s, or whatever.