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.
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
Staffing and Recruiting
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 the lowest scoring group compared with the overall average.
The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is -6 and is the lowest scoring group compared with the overall average.
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
1% below global average
I rarely think about looking for a job at another company
6% below global average
I would recommend [Company] as a great place to work
6% below global average
I am proud to work for [Company]
9% below global average
[Company] motivates me to go beyond what I would in a similar role elsewhere
10% below global average
The highest scoring question for Professional Services Western Europe had 86% of People agreeing that they know what they need to do to be successful in their role (+1% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Management.
People in Professional Services Western Europe were generally least favourable about Social Connection, 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).
In the short term, 23% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (+3% 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 that my total compensation is fair, relative to similar roles at [Company]
Other departments at [Company] collaborate well with us to get the job done
53% favorableCollaboration & Communication
The products and services [Company] provides are as good as, or better than, our main competitors
68% favorableCompany Performance
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.
3.6 stars (-0.2)
Culture and Values
3.5 stars (-0.4)
Work Life Balance
3.5 stars (-0.3)
Compensation and Benefits
3.4 stars (-0.2)
3.2 stars (-0.3)
Recommend to Friend
Organizations in the Professional Services (Western Europe) 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%).
Professional Services (Western Europe)
On the lower side, People in Professional Services Western Europe had much lower favorable scores than average in Action, Social Connection, and Fairness.