Our team at In D Grey has recently conducted a short survey to find out how we can better bridge the gap between part-time job seekers and event management companies out there, and the responses has provided us with really valuable insights.
Do you resonate with any of the responses on a personal level?
Read on to find out more!
A summary of what is covered in this survey:
– Part-time roles preferred
– Work expectations
– Views on work welfare
– Past experiences: the good and the bad
– Personal preferences
– Suggestions for employers to think about
Age GRoups Surveyed
Our participants comprise…
Roles That Appeal To Part-Timers
There are many different type of roles available in an event setting.
Some require a lot of communication between the part-timer and delegates/ guests, while others are at minimal or do not require any at all.
Employers need to properly sieve outand understand their part-timers, along with their comfortable level of interaction, in order to designate the right role to the right person.
WHy do part-timers work?
Different part-timers have different expectations as to what they want from a job, and this mostly depends on their current life phases.
For example, results show that fresh graduates and school-goers mostly work to chalk up on their job experiences.
WHAT DO PART-TIMERS WANT TO LEARN OR IMPROVE ON?
Working in the events industry provides part-timers with learning experiences and opportunities to harness various skills sets that can be beneficial for them, no matter where they go.
For part-timers that fall within the 15-30 years old age group, these the most popular skill set that they wish to master:
Having part-timers feel that they are appreciated and well-taken care of are major factors that influence their drive and performance while on the job.
We dive deep into this to find out what are the little things that matter to them that is commonly overlooked by event organisers and employers…
best & worst event job experiences
To cultivate a positive working environment, employers need to understand the different factors that contribute to a part-timer’s best and/or worst job experiences, along with their pet peeves…
& the bad...
Everyone has their pet peeves, and it is no surprise that part-timers have their own that they have to deal with onsite.
Here’s a list of some of the most common complaints that we think event organisers and employers can look into….
HelpING Part-timers stay
focused & efficient at work!
Part-timers play a huge role where hospitality and good customer service are concerned. It is thus essential that they stay focused and efficient while on shift.
However, with too many information being tossed at them in a short period of time, they may struggle to grasp everything.
Employers can manage this by assessing what is useful for them to digest and try to make it readily available in bite-sized nuggets for them.
challenges that part-timers foresee at work
Challenges at work are inevitable, but understanding the common challenges faced by part-timers can allow employers to better prepare for and react to the situations that arise…
This will give part-timers a sense of preparedness and a better overview of what they can expect to face on the job.
How are these dealt with?
A career in the events industry?
Not all part-timers in the event industry are in it for the long haul, so just how committed are they to the event industry and how many exactly do we expect to retain?
views on their employers
Employers play an important role in shaping a part-timer’s perception of work.
Like full-time employees, establishing a good employer-employee relationship is important in the retention of good part-timers.
If given a choice, these are what the part-timers would choose…
some final words & feedback...
have more feedback to share with us?
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About In D Grey
In D Grey is Singapore’s leading manpower and talent agency that specialises in part-time manpower in Singapore.
We provide reliable part-time event manpower, temperature screeners, coordinators, casuals, surveyors, registration temps, ushers, packers, logistics assistants, admin personnel, talent, mascots, promoters, models and many other temporary staffing solutions.
At In D Grey, we strive to invigorate both, the event and delegate experiences, backed by a team of trained, dedicated and dynamic crew to see the entire project through. We customise our services to suit the different needs of our clients to optimise their budgets accordingly.
Our team sources, coordinates and plans with you, placing a heavy emphasis on our crew’s relevant experiences, attitudes and aptitudes.