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Construction & Heavy Industry (North America) 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.

  • ~1.7m

    Questions answered
    in last 12 months

  • /
  • ~150

    Organizations

These insights represent ~1.7m questions answered from ~150 organizations, ranging in size from 10 to 3,000 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

    23%

  • Renewables & Environment

    15%

  • Utilities

    14%

  • Automotive

    13%

  • Oil & Energy

    8%

  • Environmental Services

    5%

  • Machinery

    5%

  • Mechanical Or Industrial Engineering

    5%

  • Industrial Automation

    5%

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.

76% of Construction and Heavy Industry (North America) employees are engaged

This is in the top 24% compared with the overall average.


The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 27 and is in the top 42% 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

74%

7% above global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

61%

2% above global average

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

85%

1% above global average

I am proud to work for [Company]

88%

1% above global average

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

71%

Same as global average

The highest scoring question for Construction & Heavy Industry North America had 90% of people agreeing that they know how their work contributes to the goals of [company] (-1% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Work & Life Blend.


People in Construction & Heavy Industry North America 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 18% of people disagreeing (+2% 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 (North America) organizations.

1

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

78% 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 (North America) organizations.

1

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

78% favorable

Leadership
2

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

64% favorable

Company Performance
3

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

80% favorable

Company Performance
4

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

66% favorable

Learning & Development
5

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

78% favorable

Learning & Development

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 17% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (-1% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 7% of people see themselves leaving within two years (-3% 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 believe there are good career opportunities for me at [Company]

66% favorable

Learning & Development
2

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

78% favorable

Leadership
3

I feel like I belong at [Company]

79% favorable

Belonging
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

3.5 stars (-0.4)

Work Life Balance

3.5 stars (-0.3)

Compensation and Benefits

3.6 stars (+0)

Career Opportunities

3.3 stars (-0.2)

Recommend to Friend

69.0% (-2)

CEO Approval

86.0% (+2)

How does Construction and Heavy Industry (North America) compare?

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

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