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Construction & Heavy Industry 2021

The construction and heavy industry benchmark covers industries that are often doing things on a grand physical scale. They employ engineers, machinery operators and other skilled workers who can bring big projects and endeavors to life.

  • ~9m

    Questions answered
    in last 12 months

  • /
  • ~200

    Organizations

These insights represent ~9m questions answered from ~200 organizations, ranging in size from 10 to 34,600 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

  • Construction

    19%

  • Automotive

    14%

  • Utilities

    14%

  • Renewables & Environment

    12%

  • Oil & Energy

    10%

  • Civil Engineering

    6%

  • Environmental Services

    5%

  • Industrial Automation

    5%

  • Machinery

    5%

  • Mining & Metals

    3%

  • Mechanical Or Industrial Engineering

    3%

  • Building Materials

    2%

Region breakdown

  • Oceania

    61%

  • North America

    23%

  • Europe

    9%

  • Asia

    5%

  • MEA

    1%

  • South America

    1%

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 Construction and Heavy Industry employees are engaged

This is in the bottom 26% compared with other industries.


The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 18 and is in the bottom 19% compared with other industries.

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

70%

3% above global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

58%

1% below global average

I am proud to work for [Company]

84%

3% below global average

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

80%

4% below global average

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

65%

6% below global average

The highest scoring question for Construction & Heavy Industry had 89% of people agreeing that they know how their work contributes to the goals of [company] (-2% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Work & Life Blend.


People in Construction & Heavy Industry were generally least favourable about Action, and were most negative towards 'I have seen positive changes taking place based on recent employee survey results' with 15% of people disagreeing (+3% 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 Construction and Heavy Industry organizations.

1

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

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 Construction and Heavy Industry organizations.

1

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

73% favorable

Leadership
2

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

69% favorable

Leadership
3

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

70% favorable

Learning & Development
4

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

65% favorable

Service & Quality Focus
5

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

59% favorable

Company Performance

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 19% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (+1% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 9% of people see themselves leaving within two years (-1% 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 have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

73% favorable

Leadership
2

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

76% favorable

Alignment & Involvement
3

I believe there are good career opportunities for me at [Company]

61% favorable

Learning & Development
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

3.5 stars (-0.3)

Compensation and Benefits

3.5 stars (-0.1)

Career Opportunities

3.2 stars (-0.3)

Recommend to Friend

67.0% (-4)

CEO Approval

85.0% (+1)

How does Construction and Heavy Industry compare?

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

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