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Professional Services (200–500) 2020

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 200–500 employees.

  • ~1.3m

    Questions answered
    in last 12 months

  • /
  • ~90

    Organizations

These insights represent ~1.3m questions answered from ~90 organizations, ranging in size from 200 to 500 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

  • Financial Services

    20%

  • Investment Banking

    19%

  • Insurance

    11%

  • Investment Management

    9%

  • Legal Services

    7%

  • Management Consulting

    7%

  • Commercial Real Estate

    6%

  • Accounting

    5%

  • Architecture & Planning

    5%

  • Banking

    3%

  • Real Estate

    2%

  • Information Services

    2%

Region breakdown

  • North America

    43%

  • Oceania

    39%

  • Europe

    14%

  • Asia

    3%

  • MEA

    1%

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.

71% of Professional Services (200–500) employees are engaged

This is in the bottom 42% compared with the overall average.


The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 13 and is in the bottom 26% 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 rarely think about looking for a job at another company

58%

3% above global average

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

65%

2% above global average

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

81%

1% below global average

I am proud to work for [Company]

84%

2% below global average

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

66%

3% below global average

The highest scoring question for Professional Services 200–500) had 89% of People agreeing that they know how their work contributes to the goals of [company] (+0% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Management.


People in Professional Services 200–500) 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 18% of people disagreeing (+4% 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 Professional Services (200–500) organizations.

1

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

75% 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 Professional Services (200–500) organizations.

1

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

75% favorable

Leadership
2

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

75% favorable

Alignment & Involvement
3

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

72% favorable

Learning & Development
4

The leaders at [Company] demonstrate that people are important to the company's success

68% favorable

Leadership
5

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

58% favorable

Company Performance

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 19% 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 have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

75% favorable

Leadership
2

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

75% favorable

Alignment & Involvement
3

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

70% favorable

Enablement
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

4.0 stars (+0.2)

Culture and Values

3.9 stars (+0)

Work Life Balance

3.8 stars (+0)

Compensation and Benefits

3.7 stars (+0.1)

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 Professional Services (200–500) benchmark on average gave 9% 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%

  • Professional Services (200–500)


    9%



  • How does Professional Services (200–500) compare?

    People in Professional Services 200–500) were much more positive than average regarding Fairness, Decision Making, and Belonging.


    On the lower side, People in Professional Services 200–500) had much lower favorable scores than average in Action and Voice.

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