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Western Canada 2020

The Western Canada benchmark represents people who work in Western Canada, including if their organizations have headquarters located in other locations. It covers all industries and functions. Also referred to as the Western provinces and more commonly known as the West, is a region of Canada that includes the four provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan

  • 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

  • Computer Software

    34%

  • Information Technology and Services

    9%

  • Internet

    9%

  • Apparel & Fashion

    5%

  • Management Consulting

    4%

  • Non-Profit Organization Management

    4%

  • Health, Wellness and Fitness

    3%

  • Import and Export

    3%

  • Oil & Energy

    3%

  • Marketing and Advertising

    3%

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 Western Canada employees are engaged

This is in the bottom 35% compared with other regions.


The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 12 and is in the bottom 30% compared with other regions.

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

65%

2% above global average

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

83%

1% above global average

I am proud to work for [Company]

87%

1% above global average

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

69%

Same as global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

51%

4% below global average

The highest scoring question for Western Canada had 90% of People agreeing that they are able to arrange time out from work when they need to (+3% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Work & Life Blend.


People in Western Canada were generally least favourable about Service & Quality Focus, and were most negative towards 'When it is clear that someone is not delivering in their role we do something about it' with 20% of people disagreeing (+0% above average).

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 22% 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.

1

[Company] is in a position to really succeed over the next three years

78% favorable

Company Performance
2

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

74% favorable

Alignment & Involvement
3

The leaders at [Company] keep people informed about what is happening

74% favorable

Leadership
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

3.8 stars (+0)

Culture and Values

3.9 stars (+0)

Work Life Balance

3.9 stars (+0.1)

Compensation and Benefits

3.6 stars (+0)

Career Opportunities

3.5 stars (+0)

Recommend to Friend

71.0% (+0)

CEO Approval

88.5% (+4.5)

Are staff empowered with results?

Organizations in the Western Canada benchmark on average gave 11% 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%).



  • Western Canada


    11%

  • Global average


    10%



  • How does Western Canada compare?

    People in Western Canada were much more positive than average regarding Decision Making, Learning & Development, and Belonging.


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