The professional services benchmark is made up of companies that provide vital services in our modern economies. The work is increasingly a combination of experience and even technology - relying often on specialist industry knowledge and expertise. This benchmark only includes organizations of size 0–100 employees.
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
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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.
This is in the top 12% compared with the overall average.
The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 25 and is in the top 15% compared with the overall average.
Engagement is defined through these five industry-standard questions from Culture Amp’s engagement survey template.
I would recommend [Company] as a great place to work
5% above global average
[Company] motivates me to go beyond what I would in a similar role elsewhere
5% above global average
I am proud to work for [Company]
4% above global average
I rarely think about looking for a job at another company
3% above global average
I see myself still working at [Company] in two years' time
2% above global average
The highest scoring question for Professional Services 0–100) had 92% of People agreeing that they know how their work contributes to the goals of [company] (+3% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Management.
People in Professional Services 0–100) were generally least favourable about Action, and were most negative towards 'My manager, or someone else, has communicated some clear actions based on recent employee survey results' with 20% of people disagreeing (+4% above average).
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.
I believe there are good career opportunities for me at [Company]
66% favorableLearning & Development
I am happy with my current role relative to what was described to me
78% favorableAlignment & Involvement
I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]
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.
4.1 stars (+0.3)
Culture and Values
4.0 stars (+0.1)
Work Life Balance
4.0 stars (+0.2)
Compensation and Benefits
3.8 stars (+0.2)
3.8 stars (+0.2)
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Organizations in the Professional Services (0–100) benchmark on average gave 14% 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%).
Professional Services (0–100)
People in Professional Services 0–100) were much more positive than average regarding Feedback & Recognition, Fairness, and Collaboration & Communication.