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Construction & Heavy Industry (Australia) 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.

  • ~4m

    Questions answered
    in last 12 months

  • /
  • ~85

    Organizations

These insights represent ~4m questions answered from ~85 organizations, ranging in size from 10 to 29,100 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

  • Utilities

    21%

  • Construction

    17%

  • Automotive

    14%

  • Civil Engineering

    11%

  • Oil & Energy

    10%

  • Environmental Services

    5%

  • Renewables & Environment

    5%

  • Mining & Metals

    4%

  • Machinery

    4%

  • Industrial Automation

    2%

  • Glass, Ceramics & Concrete

    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.

68% of Construction and Heavy Industry (Australia) employees are engaged

This is in the bottom 12% compared with the overall average.


The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 8 and is in the bottom 4% 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.

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

68%

1% above global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

55%

4% below global average

I am proud to work for [Company]

80%

7% below global average

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

77%

7% below global average

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

60%

11% below global average

The highest scoring question for Construction & Heavy Industry Australia had 86% of people agreeing that they know how their work contributes to the goals of [company] (-5% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Work & Life Blend.


People in Construction & Heavy Industry Australia 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 20% of people disagreeing (+8% 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 (Australia) organizations.

1

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

66% 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 (Australia) organizations.

1

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

66% favorable

Leadership
2

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

63% favorable

Leadership
3

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

69% favorable

Learning & Development
4

[Company] is supporting employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic

89% favorable

Company Confidence
5

[Company] really allows us to make a positive difference

64% favorable

Social Connection

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 20% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (+2% 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]

66% favorable

Leadership
2

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

63% favorable

Leadership
3

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

69% 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

3.5 stars (-0.3)

Culture and Values

3.3 stars (-0.6)

Work Life Balance

3.3 stars (-0.5)

Compensation and Benefits

3.2 stars (-0.4)

Career Opportunities

3.1 stars (-0.4)

Recommend to Friend

66.0% (-5)

CEO Approval

82.0% (-2)

How does Construction and Heavy Industry (Australia) compare?

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

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