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CompanySights Headcount Benchmarks

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Harness the power of big data

Don’t settle for generic industry benchmarks. We are building one of the largest headcount datasets in the world, so that you can source relevant benchmarks specific to your business.

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Data sources and quality

We gather a lot of data from many sources, then we perform cross-referencing to ensure completeness. Only data that aligns to a trusted source is included (e.g. statutory report).

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Filtering for custom sample sets

Cut the underlying data however you like. Select from over 50 industries, choose the region, and then enter custom ranges for revenue, employees and more to refine your benchmarks.

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Benchmark your workforce using these key metrics

Revenue per Function Employee ($M)

This metric is typically used to assess the efficiency of employees in functions where revenue is the key headcount driver, such as Sales, Marketing and Customer Support. A lower revenue per function employee may suggest that there is an opportunity to improve headcount efficiency.

Turnover as % of Employees

This is the ratio of total leavers (both voluntary and involuntary) to the average number of employees for the year. Turnover is an indicator of the health and effectiveness in a workplace.

Function as % of Total Employees

This metric is used by many to assess the efficiency of functional headcount. A higher percentage indicates an overweight function, while a lower percentage suggests a lean function. It’s a quick and easy way to identify where efficiency opportunities may exist.

New Hires as % of Employees

This refers to the total number of new joiners, who either replace leavers or fill new roles. Keeping turnover in mind, this ratio can be a good indicator of headcount growth within a company.

Function as % of Total Employees

This metric is used by many to assess the efficiency of functional headcount. A higher percentage indicates an overweight function, while a lower percentage suggests a lean function. It’s a quick and easy way to identify where headcount efficiency opportunities may exist.

Employees in High and Low Cost Countries (%)

The mix of employees located in high and low cost countries can be an indicator of employee cost efficiency. Imagine that all of your workers are in high cost countries, but your competitors have some of their workforce offshore. Who’s likely to have the benefit of a lower cost per employee?

Average Tenure of Employees

Tenure is presented in years and viewed as a good indicator of retention, stability and satisfaction within a workplace. Higher average tenure is a good sign, generally speaking.

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Interactive graphs and analytics

Navigate the platform with your client or colleague to agree the benchmark filters and metrics. Then add the company details and watch the graphs update for real-time insights.

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Download the data in one click

Download the source data in CSV format. From here users have complete flexibility in what they want to do with the benchmarks - Usually extra stuff in Excel or PowerPoint.

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Our data is what sets us apart

Traditional benchmark providers usually don’t have enough data, while AI data providers are full of unverified sources. CompanySights solves for both of these issues.
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See what our customers say

 It was very helpful… Definitely provided another data point which we wouldn’t have had without it. 

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Director at Big 4

 The benchmarks confirmed my initial suspicions of having too many people in certain functions. In the end the data not only validated our workforce strategy, but also made it more compelling to our stakeholders. 

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Chief Financial Officer at Corporate

 At first we only purchased data to assess one function, then we ended up using CompanySights for all functions. 

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Principal at Consulting Firm

 The impact of CompanySights data cannot be overstated… It wasn't just about confirming my hunch; it was about backing our decisions with evidence, and CompanySights did just that. 

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HR Director at PE Portfolio Company

 The data received a lot of attention, which was great… It supported my hypothesis that the business was overstaffed in some functions.

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