TempTribe and The Caterer magazine have partnered up to execute vital research into the welfare of hospitality workers and to get to the bottom of the skills shortage in the hospitality sector.
Where does TempTribe come into it?
Every quarter staff from TempTribe will be completing an anonymous survey, ran by a third party market research company, to report their experiences and thoughts on the hospitality jobs sector. Their opinions will then be reported upon in The Caterer, along with the opinions of the hospitality employers (gathered by The Caterer from their database of subscribers). This way the report can offer a unique take on the story from two different perspectives – hospitality staff and hospitality employers.
Why are we doing this?
We as an agency have committed to improving agency staff welfare and this is something we can only do with help from our staff and them voicing their opinions. We want to look out for our agency staff and improve the welfare of all staff in the hospitality sector.Over the years we have built up a great relationship with The Caterer and together we believe the issues need to be identified and addressed so to improve the future of hospitality. Why now? Well, it’s no secret that the hospitality industry is suffering considerably from a skills shortage. It is an industry that that is estimated as needing almost a million new workers by 2020 to support its functioning and growth. It’s more important than ever that people want to work in hospitality, but the results don’t look promising in the current environment.
We’ve picked just a few stats from the report to give you a snapshot of the current situation:
– 67% or respondents don’t think hospitality staff are paid fairly for their work.
– 53% of respondents have experienced shouting, 66% rudeness, 28% intimidation, 22% sexual references.
We’re hoping to see fewer agency workers reporting negative opinions and experiences of the hospitality industry as time passes, that way we know things really are changing Tweet us your thoughts and your questions and stay tuned for the next instalment.