• December 4, 2023

More than half of eventprofs want four-day week, report finds

More than half of eventprofs want four-day week, report finds

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The results of the 2023 Annual Events Industry Salary Survey show that more than half of employees in the industry (55%) would like to work a four-day week.

Other key findings include:

-Most businesses are doing well, with just over half (54%) either at pre-pandemic levels or doing better than before.
-Three quarters of the industry are working hybrid or fully remotely with most of those people (54%) working either two or three days in the office.
-80% of the industry say that a company’s stance on supporting mental health would impact on their decision to work there.

Now in its second year, the Annual Events Industry Salary Survey aims to provide insights and equip industry stakeholders with the knowledge and data needed to adapt and excel in an ever-shifting environment.

Robert Kenward, fitability® recruiter, founder of You Search and Select, and founder of the survey said: “Our employees are the lifeblood of the industry, and the survey was launched to ensure that employers could keep pace with their evolving needs.

“A four-day week topped the list of benefits employees would like to have and is a seismic shift in the way we work. Fundamentally we must recognise that things need to change because our industry is not set up to work a four-day week, and those that try are asking for the same work in fewer days, this is compressed hours.”

The survey was conducted through the summer and early autumn of 2023 and is based on information given anonymously by 1332 respondents. Questions were grouped into 12 key topics – including salaries, benefits, ways of working, mental health, post covid recovery and recruitment trends. The survey was produced by You Search and Select in association with Cvent, drpg and You Exclusive, and supported by the Meetings Industry Association (mia).

Download the white paper from the You Search and Select website

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