The use of social media in the workplace is growing. One anticipates this trend to continue as more and more individuals comfortable with social media join the workforce. Social media provides an opportunity for organizations to obtain a real-time understanding of various aspects of the employee experience. For organizations to truly benefit from this aspect of social media, there is a need to build tools that allow an organization to make sense of the large scale unstructured data generated by social media. In this talk, I will first introduce a tool named Social Pulse that enables an organization to understand the social media chatter and sentiment of its employees. Social Pulse provides text and sentiment analysis, search and filtering, and several visualization features while respecting employee data privacy. I will then discuss how the data generated through Social Pulse can lead to insights that can improve outcomes of interest to an organization, such as employee engagement and performance.