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New Tech (United Kingdom) 2020

The new tech numbers tell a story of (mostly) young and fast-growing companies that are some of the most in-demand places to work in the world right now. But what makes a New Tech company is not their age, size or industry - it is their approach to business. All of our New Tech companies are disruptive at their hearts; often internet-based or focused on creating new technologies.

  • ~670k

    Questions answered
    in last 12 months

  • /
  • ~200

    Organizations

These insights represent ~670k questions answered from ~200 organizations, ranging in size from 10 to 1,100 people, in the last 12 months.

The data meet our criteria as being robust and reliable; unlikely to substantially change over time; and representative of the wider industry. Read more about the methodology.

Data provided by Culture Amp

Industry breakdown

  • Computer Software

    53%

  • Information Technology and Services

    21%

  • Internet

    18%

  • Computer & Network Security

    5%

  • Computer Games

    2%

Included countries

  • United Kingdom
  • Jersey

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.

73% of New Tech (United Kingdom) employees are engaged

This is in the top 27% compared with the overall average.


The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 24 and is in the top 19% 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.

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

73%

4% above global average

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

86%

4% above global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

57%

2% above global average

I am proud to work for [Company]

88%

2% above global average

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

62%

1% below global average

The highest scoring question for New Tech United Kingdom had 91% of People agreeing that they know how their work contributes to the goals of [company] (+2% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Work & Life Blend.


People in New Tech United Kingdom were generally least favourable about Action, and were most negative towards 'I have seen positive changes taking place based on recent employee survey results' with 14% of people disagreeing (+0% above average).

Which questions matter the most?

Different things are important to different cultures. If you want to make more of your people engaged then you need to know what is important your people. These questions are most important to keeping people engaged in New Tech (United Kingdom) organizations.

1

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

78% favorable


The factor this relates most closely to is Leadership

Which questions matter the most?

Different things are important to different cultures. If you want to make more of your people engaged then you need to know what is important your people. These questions are most important to keeping people engaged in New Tech (United Kingdom) organizations.

1

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

78% favorable

Leadership
2

[Company] is a great company for me to make a contribution to my development

73% favorable

Learning & Development
3

When I share my opinion, it is valued

76% favorable

Voice
4

The leaders at [Company] have communicated a vision that motivates me

71% favorable

Leadership
5

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

74% favorable

Alignment & Involvement

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 18% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (-2% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 12% of people see themselves leaving within two years (+0% 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.

1

When I share my opinion, it is valued

76% favorable

Voice
2

I believe there are good career opportunities for me at [Company]

58% favorable

Learning & Development
3

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

78% favorable

Leadership
Average Glassdoor ratings

We’ve connected the employee feedback data for each company included in the benchmark with ratings from Glassdoor.com, 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

3.9 stars (+0.1)

Culture and Values

4.0 stars (+0.1)

Work Life Balance

4.0 stars (+0.2)

Compensation and Benefits

3.9 stars (+0.3)

Career Opportunities

3.7 stars (+0.2)

Recommend to Friend

74.0% (+3)

CEO Approval

86.0% (+2)

Are staff empowered with results?

Organizations in the New Tech (United Kingdom) benchmark on average gave 11% of employees access to reports with their survey results. This is higher than average and demonstrates that organizations in this benchmark tend to be more transparent with their survey results to leaders and managers.

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%).



  • New Tech (United Kingdom)


    11%

  • Global average


    10%



  • How does New Tech (United Kingdom) compare?

    People in New Tech United Kingdom were much more positive than average regarding Decision Making, Fairness, and Leadership.


    On the lower side, People in New Tech United Kingdom had much lower favorable scores than average in Opportunities & Resources, Social Connection, and Learning & Development.

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