Job satisfaction to VAT: 8 Key takeaways from Hotelier Middle Salary Survey 2018
The 10th annual Hotelier Middle East Salary Survey gave insight into pressing matters such as career growth opportunities, pay scales, employee satisfaction factors, VAT and more. To read in detail, pick up the July 2018 issue of Hotelier Middle East
On average respondents rated seven out of 10 for job satisfaction.
30% of the respondents on the survey said that they are actively seeking new opportunities within the market.
When asked how inclined they were to recommend their employer to others, out of a scale of 10, 22.34% of the respondents on the survey rated their employers a full 10, only 23.39% of the respondents rated their employers between one to five.
87.36% of the respondents revealed that accommodation or additional allowance for it was part of their compensation, 85.06% received annual air tickets to visit home, 80.46% got medical insurance, 67.82% receive food & beverage discounts or allowances as professionals serving in the hospitality industry and 43.68% receive commissions or bonuses in addition to their salaries.
An anonymous respondent comment on VAT's effect on salary and standard of living said: "VAT will definitely have a negative impact on the inflation and if basic salary is not adjusted on a yearly basis as per inflation it will negatively impact purchasing power and marking Dubai a less attractive destination for an expat."
24.47% of the respondents said they felt less secure than they did 12 months ago in their jobs.
Among the respondents, a majority of them earn anywhere between US $1,000 to $3,000 monthly.
63.83% of the respondents were offered training by their companies in the last 12 months.