Job satisfaction can come in several forms, and in Catering Insight’s Job Satisfaction Survey 2017 we asked the industry to rate the reasons from 1 to 5, with 1 being what would increase their happiness most, going through to 5 as the least.
The clear winner was unsurprisingly a pay rise, with 40% of respondents rating it as 1 – making them much happier.
However, it looks like distributor and manufacturer executives either feel as if they are undervalued, or they want more for doing less, as new responsibilities within the same job was rated as something that would reduce the happiness of the 32% of respondents who rated it as number 5.
Promotion to a new role within the company prompted a varied response, with 62.67% of respondents rating this as 3, 4 or 5 in total – clearly job title upgrades are not really a priority for distributors’ or manufacturers’ employees.
Feeling part of a great team was recorded as fairly desirable, with 24% rating this as 1 and another 24% rating it as 2, while training and development provoked mixed ratings, with all five grades between 13.33 and 24%.