The Limeade Institute conducts research, establishes market points of views and keeps a pulse on the latest employee well-being and engagement research and trends. For the last decade, Limeade has explored the science of well-being and engagement — and how the two are closely connected — leading to pioneering innovations like the first-ever Limeade Well-Being Assessment, the Limeade Results Model and more.

Led by Chief Science Officer Laura Hamill, Ph.D., the Limeade Institute consists of researchers and advisors with deep expertise and advanced degrees in the areas of organizational psychology, talent and organizational development, psychometrics, data science, and employee experience research. This Institute works across Limeade to translate research, models, and methodologies into actionable strategies and product enhancements that strengthen, evolve and measure the impact of employee experience programs. The team also collaborates with advisors from a variety of fields — including medicine, cognitive behavioral therapy, sociology and behavioral economics — to develop new, cutting-edge research that pushes the market forward.

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Our Research is Grounded in These Beliefs

Limeade Institute Resources

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Well-Being Point of View

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Employee Engagement Point of View

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Inclusion Point of View

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Science of Care Point of View

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Burnout Point of View

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Behavior Change Point of View

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organizational communication point of view

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Organizational Culture: Research Paper

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Key Drivers and Outcomes of a Positive Employee Experience: Research Study

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Trust: Research Paper

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Experience Activators: Research Paper

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2020 Employee Care Report: The Hidden Causes of Turnover

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Organizational Managers: Literature Review

Institute leadership

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Chief Science Officer of the Limeade Institute and Limeade Chief People Officer

Laura leads the People Team, nurturing the company's award-winning culture of improvement while developing groundbreaking people practices and architecting employee engagement strategies for Limeade and its 100+ enterprise customers. Laura is also the founder and Chief People Officer of the Limeade Institute, which conducts proprietary research, establishes market points of view and keeps a pulse on the latest employee well-being and engagement trends. She earned her Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.