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Northern America (1000+) 2020

The Northern America benchmark represents people who work in Northern America. It covers all industries and functions. The benchmark includes people who work in Northern America but their organizations have headquarters in other countries. This benchmark only includes organizations of size 1000–plus employees.

  • ~12m

    Questions answered
    in last 12 months

  • /
  • ~200

    Organizations

These insights represent ~12m questions answered from ~200 organizations, ranging in size from 10 to 28,400 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

    18%

  • Information Technology and Services

    6%

  • Internet

    5%

  • Food & Beverages

    5%

  • Financial Services

    5%

  • Retail

    4%

  • Insurance

    3%

  • Health, Wellness and Fitness

    3%

  • Hospital & Health Care

    3%

  • Investment Management

    2%

  • Apparel & Fashion

    2%

  • Staffing and Recruiting

    2%

  • Entertainment

    2%

  • Investment Banking

    2%

Included countries

  • Canada
  • United States

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.

72% of Northern America (1000+) employees are engaged

This is in the top 46% compared with the overall average.


The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 18 and is in the top 40% 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

67%

4% above global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

56%

1% above global average

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

82%

Same as global average

I am proud to work for [Company]

85%

1% below global average

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

68%

1% below global average

The highest scoring question for Northern America 1000+) had 88% of People agreeing that they know how their work contributes to the goals of [company] (-1% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Management.


People in Northern America 1000+) were generally least favourable about Action, and were most negative towards 'When it is clear that someone is not delivering in their role we do something about it' with 21% of people disagreeing (+1% 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 Northern America (1000+) organizations.

1

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

73% favorable


The factor this relates most closely to is Learning & Development

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 Northern America (1000+) organizations.

1

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

73% favorable

Learning & Development
2

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

72% favorable

Leadership
3

I feel like I belong at [Company]

76% favorable

Belonging
4

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

62% favorable

Leadership
5

Day-to-day decisions here demonstrate that quality and improvement are top priorities

67% favorable

Service & Quality Focus

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 21% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (+1% 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.

1

I feel like I belong at [Company]

76% favorable

Belonging
2

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

75% favorable

Alignment & Involvement
3

[Company] effectively directs resources (funding, people and effort) towards company goals

58% favorable

Company Performance
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

3.6 stars (-0.2)

Culture and Values

3.7 stars (-0.2)

Work Life Balance

3.6 stars (-0.2)

Compensation and Benefits

3.5 stars (-0.1)

Career Opportunities

3.3 stars (-0.2)

Recommend to Friend

66.0% (-5)

CEO Approval

81.0% (-3)

Are staff empowered with results?

Organizations in the Northern America (1000+) benchmark on average gave 7% 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


    10%

  • Northern America (1000+)


    7%



  • How does Northern America (1000+) compare?

    People in Northern America 1000+) were much more positive than average regarding Decision Making.


    On the lower side, People in Northern America 1000+) had much lower favorable scores than average in Voice.

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