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Professional Services (East Asia) 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.

  • 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

  • Financial Services


  • Staffing and Recruiting


  • Investment Management


  • Legal Services


  • Insurance


  • Management Consulting


  • Architecture & Planning


  • Banking


  • Accounting


  • Information Services


  • Human Resources


Included countries

  • China
  • Japan
  • Hong Kong
  • Republic of Korea
  • Mongolia
  • Uzbekistan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Taiwan
  • Macao

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.

74% of Professional Services (East Asia) employees are engaged

This is in the top 20% compared with the overall average.

The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 17 and is in the top 46% 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


10% above global average

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


5% above global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company


4% above global average

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


1% below global average

I am proud to work for [Company]


3% below global average

The highest scoring question for Professional Services East Asia had 90% 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 Teamwork & Ownership.

People in Professional Services East Asia were generally least favourable about Company Performance, and were most negative towards 'I believe that my total compensation is fair, relative to similar roles at [Company]' with 16% of people disagreeing (-7% below average).

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 12% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (-8% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 6% of people see themselves leaving within two years (-6% 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.


At [Company] we act on promising new or innovative ideas

60% favorable


Other departments at [Company] collaborate well with us to get the job done

72% favorable

Collaboration & Communication

We have enough autonomy to perform our jobs effectively

79% favorable

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

3.3 stars (-0.5)

Culture and Values

3.1 stars (-0.8)

Work Life Balance

3.4 stars (-0.4)

Compensation and Benefits

3.2 stars (-0.4)

Career Opportunities

3.0 stars (-0.5)

Recommend to Friend

61.5% (-9.5)

CEO Approval

74.0% (-10)

Are staff empowered with results?

Organizations in the Professional Services (East Asia) benchmark on average gave 4% 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


  • Professional Services (East Asia)


  • How does Professional Services (East Asia) compare?

    People in Professional Services East Asia were much more positive than average regarding Feedback & Recognition, Action, and Service & Quality Focus.

    On the lower side, People in Professional Services East Asia had much lower favorable scores than average in Company Performance and Innovation.

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