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Industry Employment Satisfaction (part 2)

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We recently conducted a study of fashion industry professionals and their various levels of satisfaction with their current or most recent employers. With over 800 responses, we asked people how satisfied, for example, they were with their company and how well it paid, the benefits, company leadership, advancement, etc…

For all of the questions, respondents were asked to score their employer on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest.

Whereas last week’s post dealt with monetary compensation, this week’s post deals with working environment issues like leadership, innovation, work/life balance, etc…

How satisfied are you with your company’s leadership?

An amazing, 66% of fashion industry professionals do not think their company’s management is effective whereas only 21% this their management is excellent or above average.

How well do your skills match the mission of your employment?

For the most part, there isn’t a lot of difference in the scoring for this item.

How innovative is your company?

Only 26% of fashion industry job seekers feel that their companies are above average or really above average in the area of innovation. Considering the way our industry is struggling to maintain relevance, innovation has to improve, across the board.

How satisfied are you with the Training & Development programs your employer offers?

A majority of fashion industry professionals feel that their employers do not do enough training & development. It seems that companies could benefit from investing in their employees.

How satisfied are you with your work/life balance?

About half of the fashion industry is disappointed with their work/life balance. That being said, 7th Avenue Hours are 7th Avenue Hours and a lot of this should be expected.

How satisfied are you with your employer’s support for diversity?

This one is relatively even across the board.

How satisfied are you with your company’s brand identity?

A worker’s satisfaction with their employer’s brand identity is pretty even across all items.

Chris Kidd is the owner of,,, and

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