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Ireland 2020

The Ireland benchmark represents people who work in Ireland. It covers all industries and functions. The benchmark includes people who work in Ireland but their organizations have headquarters in other countries.

  • 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.

Data provided by Culture Amp

Industry breakdown

  • Computer Software


  • Internet


  • Information Technology and Services


  • Insurance


  • Public Relations and Communications


  • Consumer Electronics


  • Staffing and Recruiting


  • Leisure, Travel & Tourism


  • Apparel & Fashion


  • Food & Beverages


  • Financial Services


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.

69% of Ireland employees are engaged

This is in the bottom 17% compared with other countries.

The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 15 and is in the top 47% compared with other countries.

Understanding the engagement questions

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

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


1% below global average

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


1% below global average

I am proud to work for [Company]


2% below global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company


3% below global average

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


5% below global average

The highest scoring question for Ireland had 88% 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 Management.

People in Ireland were generally least favourable about Service & Quality Focus, and were most negative towards 'When it is clear that someone is not delivering in their role we do something about it' with 17% of people disagreeing (-3% below average).

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 23% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (+3% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 15% of people see themselves leaving within two years (+3% 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 leaders at [Company] demonstrate that people are important to the company's success

66% favorable


I believe action will take place as a result of this survey

52% favorable


I am given opportunities to develop skills relevant to my interests

65% favorable

Learning & Development
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

4.0 stars (+0.1)

Work Life Balance

3.9 stars (+0.1)

Compensation and Benefits

3.8 stars (+0.2)

Career Opportunities

3.6 stars (+0.1)

Recommend to Friend

74.0% (+3)

CEO Approval

86.0% (+2)

Are staff empowered with results?

Organizations in the Ireland benchmark on average gave 10% 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


  • Ireland


  • How does Ireland compare?

    People in Ireland were much more positive than average regarding Decision Making.

    On the lower side, People in Ireland had much lower favorable scores than average in Action, Fairness, and Service & Quality Focus.

    What are organizations focussing on?

    Below are the most common areas that organizations in Ireland choose to take action on using the Culture Amp platform. Actions varied from changing or iterating on an All Hands meeting, introducing new skip level 1:1s, to introducing an organizational transparency report.


    At [Company] there is open and honest two-way communication

    59% favorable

    Collaboration & Communication

    I am happy with my current role relative to what was described to me

    72% favorable

    Alignment & Involvement

    I receive appropriate recognition for good work at [Company]

    67% favorable

    Feedback & Recognition

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