The catering equipment supply chain is currently in a really happy place, if the results of Catering Insight’s recent job satisfaction survey are anything to go by.
Nearly 100 manufacturer and distributor staff anonymously participated in our industry research, with the results suggesting that wages and job contentment are on a rising trajectory.
Responses arrived from all ends of the country, with a particular focus of replies from both the north west and south east of England. The feedback was from a wide spread of roles, from CEOs to project administrators, though sales and account managers were the largest grouping, at 26% of total responses. Men were the vast majority of respondees, with 81%, reflecting the typical gender split of the industry.
A massive majority of respondents said they are very happy or somewhat happy in their roles (40.48% and 29.76%, respectively). This is a huge increase from the results of Catering Insight’s 2016 salary survey, which recorded 26.47% and 30.88% for the same question.
So with just 29.76% of answers collectively saying they are neither happy or unhappy, somewhat unhappy or very unhappy in their roles, distributors and manufacturers can probably breathe a sigh of relief that they are not likely to lose many staff imminently. Clearly these companies are doing something right.