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Employee EngagementAugust 29, 2021

Employee engagement survey benchmark data: a complete guide

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Employee engagement survey benchmark data provides valuable context and helps you set goals – so you can build a great workplace where people thrive.

Whether you’re an HR Director, HR Business Partner, or CEO, you already know how important overall employee engagement is to drive your business forward. And that measuring employee engagement and collecting employee feedback is essential if you want to work proactively to improve culture and performance.

Related reading: The best employee engagement survey questions – what to ask and why?

Employee engagement data sets and benchmarking

With regular pulse surveys, you get an instant overview of the level of engagement in your organisation and how your employees experience their work. You can monitor trends, progress, and use heatmaps to quickly pinpoint problems before they become unmanageable. 

But, once you have all the survey responses, how to know what’s a good or bad result? And how to set goals?

This is where global employee engagement benchmarks come in as a helpful tool. With the Eletive platform, you can benchmark your survey data towards the +8,6 million surveys in our database. You can of course also use external benchmarks for external comparison.

In the platform, you can choose to benchmark towards: 

  • All Eletive users

  • A specific industry

  • A specific segment within the organization

Employee engagement survey benchmark data

Employee engagement benchmark reports provide context

Conducting an employee engagement survey will provide you with the data, and with data collected, you can begin to understand your employees' world of work. Benchmarking allows you to slice and dice the data from your employee survey results and compare different segments within your organisation with each other. Doing that can provide valuable insights about where things can be improved, and what parts of the organisation are working well.

Perhaps you’d like to compare employees who’ve been with your organization for 6 months, 1 year, and 3 years. Or maybe you want to compare your organisation as a whole to other companies in your industry. Benchmarking will provide valuable context and help you set ambitious but realistic goals.

Related reading: Best practices for employee engagement surveys

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