2018 Engaging Growth Benchmark

"Confidence in leadership is the top driver of engagement for these fast-growing and highly engaged companies."


The Engaging Growth benchmark is made up of companies from a range of industries that are high on growth (they're hiring fast) but also high on Engagement and retention - something that can be hard for fast-growing companies. They're showing they can attract AND retain and they are often the main competition for your best people. We identify these companies using their previous 6 months of hiring data, Mattermark growth criteria and our own Engagement and retention data. 

On average these companies are adding close to 200 people every 6 months. They have higher Engagement scores than average. They also have higher Glassdoor review and CEO approval ratings than most other companies.

Anatomy of the benchmark:

Response rate:

  • 87% average response rate across all companies


  • Internet
  • Computer Software
  • Financial Services
  • E-Learning
  • Information Technology and Services
  • Online Media
  • Entertainment
  • Sports
  • Leisure, Travel & Tourism

Distribution by sub-region:

  • ~70% North America,~10% Europe, ~10% Oceania, ~5% Asia, ~5% Other


Average Glassdoor ratings:

We have connected the employee feedback data with ratings for each company included in the benchmark to provide the below insights.

  • CEO approval = 86%
  • Overall company rating 4.2 stars


Key Insights and Data for the People Geeks!

How engaged are employees at these companies?

Insight: Employee engagement at these companies is notably higher than average across all industries. To be included in this benchmark, companies must maintain employee engagement scores that are in the top third of all companies.


Employee Engagement quartile scores

If you are interested in the spread of employee engagement ratings, below are the engagement scores by quartile.


What has the biggest impact on employee engagement for these companies?

Insight: Confidence in Leadership is the top driver of engagement for these fast-growing and highly engaged companies. Unique to this group, feeling part of a team and holding each other accountable are also top drivers of engagement.


Learn more

Gain a deeper understanding of what makes our benchmarks special and learn more about how we calculate our region/country benchmarks here

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