Our 2017 Retail benchmark represent a balance of newer and more traditional retail focused companies focused on a range of different retail products. Retail companies are often characterized by significant numbers of casual or part-time people and widely dispersed teams, stores and headquarters in many cases. As we often point out when looking at benchmarks, you should be focused on where your employees might be going, not where they've been. Retail focuses include:
Fashion & Apparel
General Retailers (e.g. multiple brand distributors and sellers)
You can read more about our sampling methodology here. Companies range in size from ~100 to ~3000 people with an average of ~500.
Response rates range from ~70% up to a very high 97% with an average of 86%.