RACER Benchmark Group GmbH is a leader in comparative analyses of employee surveys in Europe. The group provides excellent benchmarks and best practices in the context of personnel research for companies.


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Feb 25 2024

RACER Symposium: 24th + 25th April in Düsseldorf

This year's RACER Benchmark Group HR Symposium has landed at the RheinRiff in Düsseldorf. With presentations and workshops from our members and partners BMW Group, SAP, Bosch, Ipsos and Qualtrics, among others, the symposium...
Feb 07 2024

The RACER Group is growing and becoming a little more colourful

A company like the RACER Benchmark Group, which consists of so many international shareholders and member companies, does not really need to talk about how important a "colourful society" is, as this is part of the DNA of our...
Oct 25 2023

RACER Digital Impulse Vol. 3 – participate now free of charge

14 November, 15.00 - 16.30 - Live streaming via MS Teams: "AI as a saviour in employee research, surveys and organisational decision-making". It's that time again: the DIGITAL IMPULSE is going into the 3rd round: we are looking...
Aug 01 2023


New CQO for the RACER Benchmark Group! We are looking forward to the future cooperation with Silke Lebrenz from long-time member Deutsche Post and DHL, who will act as Chief Quality Officer with immediate effect. As team leader...
May 15 2023

Management confirmed at shareholders’ meeting

At the last shareholders' meeting, the RACER Benchmark Group confirmed the current management with CFO Erik Peyer and CEO Detlef Hartmann in office for another two years. In doing so, the members are not only setting an example...
Dec 22 2022

Merry Christmas

The RACER Group wishes you all a peaceful Christmas, restful and reflective holidays and a happy New Year.
Nov 01 2022

Welcome on board: Deutsche Lufthansa

We are pleased to welcome Deutsche Lufthansa AG to the ranks of the RACER Benchmark Group. With the Frankfurt-based company, not only does the pure number of available of available benchmark-capable data sets, but also the area...
Jul 01 2022

Have a nice summer

The RACER Group wishes all member companies with their employees and colleagues, but of course also everyone else, a great summer!
May 02 2022

New member: Thyssenkrupp

Today, of course, our new member company stands for much more than steel and is "building the future" in over 50 countries worldwide: thyssenkrupp. After RAG and EVONIK, we are very pleased to welcome the third company with its...
Apr 27 2022

New member: RAG

After a two-year absence, we welcome RAG as a new "old" member company in our circle and look forward to working together again. Good luck!
Apr 01 2022

RACER SYMPOSIUM 2022 on 10 and 11 May in Frankfurt

The RACER Symposium will finally take place again in 2022, and in your presence to boot. We look forward to welcoming you in person on 10 and 11 May at The Squaire in Frankfurt and thus in familiar surroundings. Of course, the...
Jan 20 2022

Starting the year with the RACER DIGITAL IMPULSE 2

With around 80 participants from 70 companies, the first RACER Digital Impulse of the new year, which was postponed from November, was also a success and fully met the expectations of organisers and guests. In an interesting and...





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Who we are and
what we do

RACER Benchmark Group GmbH is a leader in comparative analyses of employee surveys in Europe. The group provides excellent benchmarks and best practices in the context of personnel research for companies.

As an independent company, RACER Benchmark Group GmbH evaluates employee surveys that are currently conducted regularly by 17 leading companies in the German-speaking world. The RACER Group conducts intelligent benchmarking in various facets on the basis of more than 2 million data records from over 70 countries and on the basis of aggregated and anonymised data from its respective member companies.



„If you can’t measure it, you can’t get it!“




RACER is the abbreviation for the indices used for index benchmarking by the Group

Recognize to flourish

Creating quality environments and recognising performance

Align to transform

Inspire for common strategy and goals, actively shape the future

Capacitate to thrive

Empower employees, optimise work processes together

Evoke Engagement | OUTCOME

Promote sustainable engagement in the best possible way

Relate to unite

Promote effective collaboration and open cooperation



„You cannot push anyone up the ladder

unless he is willing to climb.“




Our shareholders and partners



„The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people.“




After establishing the RACER Benchmark Group as a limited company, our goal is further growth. We are looking for you!

We currently have a potential benchmarking volume of well over 2 million employees* in our member companies. In core questions, this data is available for more than 70 countries*. This makes the RACER Group the global leader in anonymised benchmarking based on aggregated data.

With the new online database of our service partner IPSOS, data can be accessed 24/7 and directly from any location at any time.

The focus of growth is not only on other corporate groups, but also on larger medium-sized companies, market leaders and “hidden champions”. With this shoulder-to-shoulder approach, both more differentiated and more accurate benchmarks can be generated. The gains in the area of “best practice” would be equally promising for SMEs and corporate groups.

*We will be happy to inform you personally about the current and exact status at any time.




„Most important things in life are the connections you make with others!“



Become a shareholder or partner


Who can become a member?
How to become a member?


We are not only looking for members, we are looking for companies and fellow campaigners to get involved

  • Willingness to become a shareholder or partner
  • For partners: Company headquarters in the DACH region
  • Employee surveys are already being carried out or are in the planning stage
  • Willingness to provide anonymised and aggregated data from the surveys
  • Commitment to the Benchmark Group
  • For shareholders: Willingness to take on the function of Chief Quality Officer for a certain period of time as part of the regular rotation within the Group
  • Use of RACER items and marker items in own surveys



We would be happy to present the exact onboarding process to you personally. Give us a call!

  • Enquiry with a member of the Executive Board: CEO / CMO
  • Initial consultation by members of the Executive Board, which primarily relates to the framework conditions of membership, such as contract, conditions and motivation
  • Preliminary check by our Chief Quality Officer regarding the eligibility for membership according to our quality rules
  • Presentation of the potential new partner and its existing or planned employee survey in the RACER Group
  • Approval of the existing partners
  • Joining as a shareholder or becoming a partner by signing a contract
  • Participation in RACER meetings
  • Free access to all information and benchmarks




„Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to.“




That’s what our members say.

With the benchmarking approach represented by the RACER Benchmark Group, management as well as those responsible for ES in corporate groups and medium-sized companies have at their disposal a very systematic, methodically secured and scientifically elaborated approach for the evaluation and interpretation of the complex ES data in the company! Benchmarking is an important methodological approach that is used at all management levels.

Detlef Hartmann

CEO, RACER Benchmark Group

Who are the best consultants for the company? The employees. They know best how to promote the corporate culture and increase economic success. Using qualified benchmarks on employee feedback from other successful companies, we find the right levers for deriving measures.

Dr. Silke Wechsung

Vice President HR Development & Diversity, TÜV Rheinland

In addition to benchmarking, the focus is on the exchange of best practices or alternative solutions in the RACER Benchmark Group. Through the group, I get direct feedback on where we stand as a company on various issues. Furthermore, I can coordinate with other member companies on how their packages of measures look like in order to increase employee engagement.


Erik Peyer

Personalleiter, Hilti Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH


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