You Search & Select has announced the launch of the 2023 Annual Event Industry Salary Survey, in association with Cvent, DRPG and You Exclusive, supported by the Meetings Industry Association.
The 2023 survey will build on the data collected in the 2022 survey to show how the industry, its employers and employee needs have evolved in the last year.
The survey collects crucial data to give the whole industry valuable insight into salary expectations, benefits, ways of working and work life balance. It also assesses how important mental health programmes and other factors are to job seekers.
Robert Kenward, Fitability Recruiter at You Search & Select, and instigator of the survey said: “The inaugural 2022 survey was a huge undertaking but gave us all credible data on salaries, working patterns and how the industry is faring. This year, we’ve added a few new questions and tweaked some too to reflect the changing environment, but we will be able to compare data across the two years to reveal trends, growth areas and how the needs of the industry are evolving.
“The survey data is crucial to the progression and development of our industry, and I urge everyone to get involved, to encourage your teams, colleagues, suppliers, and industry friends to complete it for the benefit of all.”
Felicia Asiedu, senior marketing manager Europe, Cvent, commented: “The survey’s data is key to help foster sustainable growth and establish industry benchmarks. It empowers employers to make informed decisions about competitive salaries and conducive working arrangements, thereby enabling them to attract and retain the best talent. Additionally, the data from the survey can be utilised to bridge disparities in diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) as well as aligning employer offerings with candidate aspirations.”
Dale Parmenter, CEO, DRPG added: “While the results from the previous survey were a significant milestone, I am eagerly anticipating the data we gather this year and encourage as many to get involved as possible. It will enable us to identify more precise patterns, discrepancies, and areas that necessitate further discussion as a collective. Having more data to accurately depict the current state of the careers will be instrumental in building a stronger and more resilient industry for the future.”
The survey comprises 28 easy to complete multiple choice questions and can be found here
The closing date to complete the survey is Friday 1st September. The findings will be published in November and will be available to download as a white paper.