TalentMap’s benchmark database delivers insights to help HR professionals and executive leadership teams assess employee engagement achievements.
Since our start in 1998, we’ve conducted thousands of employee engagement survey projects and surveyed millions of employees. Working in partnership with public and private sector organizations of all sizes across North America, our deep understanding of methodologies and industry-specific expertise, alongside volumes of benchmark data accrued over the years, have become valued resources for organizations that value their people.
Industry Benchmark Composition
Internal benchmarks are often your best benchmarks, measuring changes from one survey to the next. What’s important, however, is that external benchmarks available from TalentMap broaden the focus beyond internal navel-gazing. They let you see everyone else’s performance – distinct from yours – so you can compare.
TalentMap's benchmark database gives you the insight to create effective action plans and make smart business decisions. We continuously update and refresh our database with the millions of employee survey responses received each year from organizations just like yours, among them:
- Associations & Not-for-Profit: Arthritis Society, Canadian Blood Services, Canadian Medical Association, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, EORLA, Heart and Stroke Foundation, RECO, Right to Play International, Universities Canada
- Energy, Oil & Gas, Mining: AngloGold, Badger Daylighting Ltd., Black Diamond, Capital Power, Caribbean Utilities Company, Enmax Corporation, EPCOR Utilities Inc., FortisBC Inc., SaskEnergy Inc., SaskPower
- Financial Services: Affinity Credit Union, Alterna Savings, Canadian Direct Insurance Inc., Cayman National, Great-West Life Assurance Company, HOOPP, Insurance Bureau of Canada, MD Financial Management, Synergy Credit Union
- Government/Agencies (local/municipal, state/provincial and federal): Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission, Bank of Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada, Calgary Police Service, Canadian Council for the Arts, CBC, Central Park Conservancy, City of Kelowna, City of Kent, Washington, City of Marion, City of Winnipeg, Defence Construction Canada, Government of Alberta, Provincial Health Services Authority, Standards Council of Canada, Worksafe BC
- Higher Education: Abu Dhabi University, Carleton University, Collingwood School Society, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Loyalist College, MacEwan University, University of British Columbia, Upper Canada College
- Hospitals and Healthcare: 3sHealth, Almonte General Hospital, CAREA Community Health Centre, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Connect Hearing, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, Providence Health Care, Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS), Trillium Health Partners Foundation
- Media & Technology: Canon Canada, CBC, Corus Entertainment Inc., OANDA Canada, PriceMetrix, SaskTel, Teranet
- Professional Services: DST Consulting Engineers, Deloitte, Duncan Craig LLP, Engineers Canada, Nautilus International
- Retail & Hospitality: Fountain Tires, McDonald's Restaurants, Nando's Chickenland West, Nature's Path Foods, NYRA Inc.
- Transportation and Logistics: British Columbia Transit, Edmonton International Airport, KF Aerospace, The Calgary Airport Authority, West Wind Aviation Inc., Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport Authority
- Associations & Not-for-Profit
- Energy, Oil & Gas, Mining
- Financial Services
- Government/Agencies (local/municipal, state/provincial and federal)
- Higher Education
- Hospitals and Healthcare
- Media & Technology
- Professional Services
- Retail & Hospitality
- Transportation and Logistics
Custom-Select Benchmark Options
To interpret your employee survey results correctly, you also want to consider them in the context of normative data that lets you compare yourself to similar organizations and competitors. We consult with you in advance of your survey to ensure you receive quality, up-to-date benchmark data relevant to your organization and measurement objectives. Benchmark data can be segmented based on your requirements. Options include:
Benchmarks by Sector
- Public: Federal, Provincial or Municipal
- Regulated Authorities: Agencies or Commissions
- Private: Publicly Traded or Closely Held
Benchmarks by Organization Size
- Small: <250 Employees
- Medium: 250-999 Employees
- Large: 1000+ Employees
Other Common Benchmarks
- Job Type (e.g. Senior Manager, Manager, Front-line Staff)
- Function (e.g. HR, IT, Clinical, Finance, and Marketing)
- Geography: Country, City, Office or Branch Location
Selecting Credible Benchmark Data
Given that benchmarks are based on responses from individuals – not organizations – the sheer volume of responses from even one or two large enterprises will heavily weight benchmarks to reflect large organization sentiments. Not good if you’re a small, medium or even “large” organization with considerably fewer employees. In other words, whether a benchmark includes 50 or 500 organizations is irrelevant. What matters is peer size.
What matters even more is what the industry calls variance.
- In simple terms, a benchmark of 50 organizations which all have very similar results will be more reliable than a benchmark of 500 with wildly different results (higher variance).
- All TalentMap benchmarks have very low variation, which means they’re not very different from each other at all.
- This allows for objective and realistic target setting (e.g. if your organization is at 70% engagement and the benchmark of your peers is 75%, then your organization might want to consider enacting strategies to get to 75% and beyond).
Gain years of experience and expertise by partnering with TalentMap. To learn more about TalentMap’s employee engagement benchmarks, book a discovery call with an employee engagement specialist today.