Set a confidentiality threshold for engagement campaigns

The confidentiality threshold in Engagement determines how many submissions from a group are required before individuals with results access can view that group's results. The default threshold is 5, but you can change it to require only 3 or 4 responses.

In this article, you will learn...

Access and availability

⛔️ Required access to Engagement feature settings.
👥 This article is relevant to Engagement Admins and Organization Admins.
📦 This feature is available in the Engage, Legacy Perform, and Total Platform pricing packages.



Check out our "Confidentiality for engagement surveys" article for more information about confidentiality.

Set a confidentiality threshold



It is not possible to change the confidentiality threshold for an in-progress campaign. Any changes to confidentiality must be made before a campaign's launch date to take effect.

    1. Click on Engagement in 15Five's main, left-hand navigation.
    2. [HR Admins only] You'll land on the Engagement Overview page in 15Five. From here, click Go to Engage to open the Engage Portal.
    3. Click on the Settings gear in the top, right-hand corner of the Engage Portal and select 'Settings' from the dropdown menu.
    4. Open the "Organization settings" page using the top navigation.
    5. Use the arrow to the left of "Results Access" to expand options.
    6. Find the "Company-wide confidentiality rule" setting. By default, engagement survey results are hidden for groups with fewer than five (5) survey respondents to protect employee confidentiality and data integrity. If desired, you can change the respondent minimum from 5 to either 3 or 4. Read more about confidentiality for engagement surveys.



      Although we offer the flexibility to set your confidentiality threshold to 3 or 4 respondents, we highly recommend sticking to what we call the "Rule of 5." This recommended policy prevents engagement results from being displayed for groups with fewer than five (5) survey respondents and is specifically engineered to protect respondent anonymity while also providing precise, actionable insights from your engagement surveys.

    7. When you're done, click Save changes. Your changes will take effect in future engagement campaigns.


Refer to our "Configure Engagement feature settings" article for information about configuring additional settings.

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