By Emily Wallin.
As we rebuild this year, Conference News’ Publishers Mash Media and Event Hub.Jobs said it was important for the industry to see how wages, benefits and ways of working have changed and how they might change in the future.
The annual Events Industry Salary Survey has been launched to collect this crucial data over the coming months, with the results to be released later this year.
To launch the survey this month, we approached key industry employers to give us a taste of how things have changed.
As the only events industry specialist and job site, EventHub.Jobs was commissioned by Mash Media to create the definitive salary survey for the industry.
Commenting on the survey, Robert Kenward, industry recruiter and founder of EventHub.Jobs, said: “The world has changed and we as an industry need to understand what has changed and how. The high-profile big quit is already in effect, and employers and job seekers alike will benefit from knowing how their wages, benefits, and working conditions stack up against the industry at large.
Margaret Reeves, chief executive of RefTech agrees. She said: “A lot of people have left the industry and retrained and there is a general shortage of talent. I think we need to be open to recruiting outside of the industry if we want to get back to pre-pandemic headcount. »
Describing the significance of the survey, Liz Agostini, Chief Commercial Officer of Mash Media, said: “We’ve lost a lot of people in the industry, so having a space to connect people with employers and being able to attract the right people , it’s essential.
“Mash publications are the natural meeting place for the events industry, so it makes perfect sense that we support this vital research.”
Training, flexibility and skills
Thomas Humphris, Director of Human Resources for Informa Markets, added: “The post-pandemic world is different. We are now more diverse in our approach and are looking at multiple sectors to ensure we have the right skills in our team. »
Organizers and suppliers are finding that candidates are questioning long-term prospects and training opportunities. “More than ever, the focus is on training opportunities and continuing professional development,” said Humphris.
“People are also looking for a company that has a sense of responsibility and values – commitment to inclusion, sustainability and generosity. Flexibility is also important. It’s a worrying time for many people – and we need to take care of our teams.
The survey can be found here and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
Conference News will also explore the investigation in more detail in its next agency issue.