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Middle East 2021

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

  • ~1.2m

    Questions answered
    in last 12 months

  • /
  • ~150

    Organizations

These insights represent ~1.2m questions answered from ~150 organizations with in-region presence, ranging in size from 10 to 3,100 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

  • Computer Software

    18%

  • Internet

    14%

  • Information Technology and Services

    9%

  • Marketing and Advertising

    6%

  • Financial Services

    6%

  • Insurance

    3%

  • Food & Beverages

    3%

  • Computer & Network Security

    2%

  • E-learning

    2%

  • Higher Education

    2%

  • Computer Games

    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.

77% of Middle East employees are engaged

This is in the top 22% compared with other regions.


The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 44 and is in the top 10% 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 would recommend [Company] as a great place to work

90%

6% above global average

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

73%

6% above global average

I am proud to work for [Company]

92%

5% above global average

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

72%

1% above global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company

60%

1% above global average

The highest scoring question for Middle East had 93% 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 Teamwork & Ownership.


People in Middle East were generally least favourable about Learning & Development, and were most negative towards 'When it is clear that someone is not delivering in their role we do something about it' with 11% of people disagreeing (-6% below 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 Middle East organizations.

1

The leaders at [Company] have communicated a vision that motivates me

74% 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 Middle East organizations.

1

The leaders at [Company] have communicated a vision that motivates me

74% favorable

Leadership
2

Generally, the right people are rewarded and recognized at [Company]

61% favorable

Feedback & Recognition
3

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

82% favorable

Leadership
4

I have confidence in the leaders at [Company]

86% favorable

Leadership
5

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

80% favorable

Alignment & Involvement

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, 6% of people see themselves leaving within two years (-4% 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

The leaders at [Company] have communicated a vision that motivates me

74% favorable

Leadership
2

I believe my total compensation (base salary+any bonuses+benefits+equity) is fair, relative to similar roles at other companies

55% favorable

Alignment & Involvement
3

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

82% 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

4.0 stars (+0.2)

Culture and Values

3.9 stars (+0)

Work Life Balance

3.8 stars (+0)

Compensation and Benefits

3.8 stars (+0.2)

Career Opportunities

3.6 stars (+0.1)

Recommend to Friend

76.0% (+5)

CEO Approval

90.0% (+6)

How does Middle East compare?

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

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