Culture First 2021 – Join us for our first-ever virtual, free event to create a better world of work – Register today →

Australia 2021

The Australia benchmark represents people who work in Australia, including if their organizations have headquarters located in other locations. It covers all industries and functions.

  • ~19m

    Questions answered
    in last 12 months

  • /
  • ~750

    Organizations

These insights represent ~19m questions answered from ~750 organizations with in-region presence, ranging in size from 10 to 111,700 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

  • Information Technology and Services

    10%

  • Computer Software

    9%

  • Financial Services

    7%

  • Nonprofit Organization Management

    4%

  • Internet

    4%

  • Sports

    4%

  • Utilities

    2%

  • Retail

    2%

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 Australia employees are engaged

This is in the top 48% compared with other countries.


The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 23 and is in the bottom 48% compared with other countries.

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

67%

Same as global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

59%

Same as global average

I am proud to work for [Company]

86%

1% below global average

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

83%

1% below global average

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

67%

4% below global average

The highest scoring question for Australia had 90% of people agreeing that they understand how their work contributes to [company]'s mission (-3% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Work & Life Blend.


People in Australia were generally least favourable about Action, and were most negative towards 'When it is clear that someone is not delivering in their role we do something about it' with 17% of people disagreeing (+1% 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 Australia organizations.

1

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

73% 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 Australia organizations.

1

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

73% favorable

Leadership
2

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

77% favorable

Leadership
3

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

72% favorable

Learning & Development
4

Day-to-day decisions here demonstrate that quality and improvement are top priorities

67% favorable

Service & Quality Focus
5

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

60% favorable

Company Performance

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 18% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (+0% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 10% 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

I would feel comfortable traveling for work related purposes (e.g. attending offsite meetings) when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted

50% favorable

Travel
2

I really enjoy the work that I am doing

83% favorable

Progress and Growth
3

I am enjoying the work that I am doing

83% favorable

Growth and alignment
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

3.7 stars (-0.1)

Culture and Values

3.6 stars (-0.3)

Work Life Balance

3.7 stars (-0.1)

Compensation and Benefits

3.5 stars (-0.1)

Career Opportunities

3.3 stars (-0.2)

Recommend to Friend

69.0% (-2)

CEO Approval

86.0% (+2)

How does Australia compare?

Organizations in Australia tend to be very similar to the global all industries insights, with no significant departures from the average.

Insights data provided by Culture Amp. For a complete overview of 2021 Insights (Culture Amp Platform benchmarks) visit the Culture Amp Support Guide.

What makes Insights special? Gain a deeper understanding of how they work.

Learn more about Insights with Culture Amp’s benchmarks

Build a world-class employee experience today

Your browser is out of date. Our website is built to provide a faster, more engaging experience. Your browser may not support all of our features. Please update to the latest version of Microsoft Edge or contact your network administrator.

Close browser update banner