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Professional Services (Southeast 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

    23%

  • Insurance

    10%

  • Staffing and Recruiting

    10%

  • Commercial Real Estate

    7%

  • Investment Banking

    7%

  • Accounting

    7%

  • Management Consulting

    7%

  • Investment Management

    7%

  • Legal Services

    7%

  • Human Resources

    7%

  • Architecture & Planning

    7%

  • Information Services

    3%

Included countries

  • Singapore
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar [Burma]

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 Professional Services (Southeast Asia) employees are engaged

This is in the top 39% compared with the overall average.


The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 16 and is in the bottom 44% 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

76%

7% above global average

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

66%

3% above global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

55%

Same as global average

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

82%

Same as global average

I am proud to work for [Company]

83%

3% below global average

The highest scoring question for Professional Services Southeast Asia 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 Professional Services Southeast Asia were generally least favourable about Social Connection, and were most negative towards 'I believe my total compensation (base salary+any bonuses+benefits+equity) is fair, relative to similar roles at other companies' with 21% of people disagreeing (-2% below average).

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 15% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (-5% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 9% of people see themselves leaving within two years (-3% 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 am happy with my current role relative to what was described to me

76% favorable

Alignment & Involvement
2

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

77% favorable

Learning & Development
3

The products and services [Company] provides are as good as, or better than, our main competitors

70% 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

3.5 stars (-0.4)

Work Life Balance

3.4 stars (-0.4)

Compensation and Benefits

3.4 stars (-0.2)

Career Opportunities

3.3 stars (-0.2)

Recommend to Friend

66.0% (-5)

CEO Approval

82.0% (-2)

Are staff empowered with results?

Organizations in the Professional Services (Southeast Asia) benchmark on average gave 6% 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 (Southeast Asia)


    6%



  • How does Professional Services (Southeast Asia) compare?

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


    On the lower side, People in Professional Services Southeast Asia had much lower favorable scores than average in Fairness and Social Connection.

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