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Consulting & Staffing (200–500) 2020

The consulting and staffing benchmark includes organizations that provide advisory and implementation services across a wide range of industries. These organizations tend to have the same leadership and employment structure - though they tend to range from professional engineering consulting, leadership and strategy consulting as well as talent search and recruitment. This benchmark only includes organizations of size 200–500 employees.

  • Emerging

    Benchmark status

We consider this an emerging benchmark: it has enough data available for us to use bootstrapping to create a representative sample. As the sample grows in size, some scores may slightly change. Our research has shown that our bootstrapped scores are consistent with our standard benchmarks. Read more about the methodology.

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Industry breakdown

  • Management Consulting


  • Accounting


  • Architecture & Planning


  • Information Services


  • Professional Training & Coaching


  • Staffing and Recruiting


  • Human Resources


Region breakdown

  • North America


  • Oceania


  • Europe


  • Asia


Are employees committed to their organizations?

Engaged people are emotionally committed to their organization. These people stay at their organizations longer and are more productive and effective. Successful organizations have more engaged employees.

67% of Consulting and Staffing (200–500) employees are engaged

This is in the bottom 3% compared with the overall average.

The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 8 and is in the bottom 8% compared with the overall average.

Understanding the engagement questions

Engagement is defined through these five industry-standard questions from Culture Amp’s engagement survey template.

I see myself still working at [Company] in two years' time


1% above global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company


Same as global average

I would recommend [Company] as a great place to work


5% below global average

I am proud to work for [Company]


6% below global average

[Company] motivates me to go beyond what I would in a similar role elsewhere


12% below global average

The highest scoring question for Consulting & Staffing 200–500) had 86% of People agreeing that they are able to arrange time out from work when they need to (-1% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Work & Life Blend.

People in Consulting & Staffing 200–500) were generally least favourable about Social Connection, and were most negative towards 'When it is clear that someone is not delivering in their role we do something about it' with 20% of people disagreeing (+0% above average).

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 20% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (+0% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 11% of people see themselves leaving within two years (-1% compared to overall).

The following questions had the biggest impact on whether individuals felt that they were planning to stay at their organization and not actively looking for alternative jobs.


The information I need to do my job effectively is readily available

72% favorable


The products and services [Company] provides are as good as, or better than, our main competitors

72% favorable

Company Performance

We have enough autonomy to perform our jobs effectively

86% favorable

Average Glassdoor ratings

We’ve connected the employee feedback data for each company included in the benchmark with ratings from, which is one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites combined with a growing database of company reviews, CEO approval ratings and more.

Overall Rating

3.8 stars (+0)

Culture and Values

3.8 stars (-0.1)

Work Life Balance

3.7 stars (-0.1)

Compensation and Benefits

3.6 stars (+0)

Career Opportunities

3.6 stars (+0.1)

Recommend to Friend

72.0% (+1)

CEO Approval

80.5% (-3.5)

Are staff empowered with results?

Organizations in the Consulting and Staffing (200–500) benchmark on average gave 5% of employees access to reports with their survey results. This is below the overall average of 10% and demonstrates that organizations in this benchmark are more likely to share via offline and traditional formats.

An interesting reference point is that the average proportion of managers in organizations is 12-15%, with some industries higher than others (New Tech was closer to 20%).

  • Global average


  • Consulting and Staffing (200–500)


  • How does Consulting and Staffing (200–500) compare?

    People in Consulting & Staffing 200–500) were much more positive than average regarding Action and Decision Making.

    On the lower side, People in Consulting & Staffing 200–500) had much lower favorable scores than average in Voice, Social Connection, and Service & Quality Focus.

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