Who We Are - HighGround

Our Story

Here's why we're passionate about employee engagement.

HighGround was founded in 2012 as a result of a simple observation:

Human Capital Management systems tend to the needs of the HR administrator but largely ignore the employee. Today’s modern employees expect the workplace to provide them the same level of service, convenience and instant access to information that they get from consumer technology. Meanwhile, according to a 2015 Gallup study, 70% of all employees are disengaged. Digitalistmag cited that 90% of leaders agree this is a problem, and yet only 25% have a strategy to address it.

This misalignment led Vip Sandhir to imagine employees that are fully engaged at work and to develop the HighGround platform to support it. Our product, built on a foundation of cloud, mobile and data visualization, complements an existing HCM ecosystem by introducing a place where:

  • Employees are encouraged to recognize one another’s accomplishments and their opinions are valued.
  • Managers have tools to make coaching, feedback and recognition easy.
  • Executives get real-time data visualizations of the organization’s health.


Transform the way companies motivate, develop and recognize their employees by providing solutions to drive engagement for workplaces around the world.


Create satisfied workers, better performance and a motivated workplace by driving employee engagement.


Provide exceptional customer service and practice what we preach by living out HighGround values every day.

Speak Up

Every employee impacts our growth and has a responsibility to think about how we can be more efficient, productive and better.

Speak Up

Every employee impacts our growth and has a responsibility to think about how we can be more efficient, productive and better.

Decide with Data

Never forget to gather the data, analyze it and then use the results to help shape your decisions.

Shake It Off

Look at every situation as a learning opportunity and don't let the tough ones ruin your day.

Take Ownership

Identifying problems is easy; creating solutions is challenging. Take initiative, own what’s ours and drive results.

Check Your Pride at the Door

Titles are great for business cards and resumes, but we do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Think Big

Thinking small is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Innovation is the foundation of our company. We have open minds and never settle.

Customer is King

As our customers needs evolve, we will evolve with them. Their success is truly our success.

Fast is Better Than Slow

We take risks and move fast. We embrace and adapt to change. We learn from our mistakes and celebrate success.

Take Fun Seriously

We are serious about creating a workplace we love. An awesome culture will ultimately benefit our customers, our #1 priority.