Survey Seeks Input from Portland Restaurant Workers on Job Satisfaction, Scheduling
First-ever worker survey will collect feedback from employees in advance of possible policy changes in 2017
[Portland] – An online survey running through December asks Portland restaurant workers, ³Does your job work for you?² The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) is conducting the Portland Restaurant Workers Survey to collect feedback from hourly staff in advance of potential policy changes that could impact Portland restaurants in 2017. The anonymous questionnaire asks about quality of life, compensation, benefits, job satisfaction and more.
The survey will allow ORLA and its members to hear directly from the people who make Portland¹s red hot restaurant scene work. Little data about working in Portland restaurants exists year-to-year, and information can change quickly. As a result, most discussions about the industry are based on anecdotal evidence. As the city and region face drastic cost of living increases, housing pressures and rapid growth, ORLA is committed to providing its members with survey data to illustrate what is working well for restaurant workers, what isn¹t and what changes are top priorities for staff.
The survey information will help guide us in addressing current and future employee needs in our members¹ restaurants,² said Lori Little, Director of Communications for ORLA. ³More importantly, the data will help our members learn, through a confidential and professionally administered research process, what¹s working and what¹s not working due to workforce challenges.²
All hourly food service employees‹including cook staff, servers and hosts‹are invited to take the survey, and everyone who completes the survey to the end can enter for a chance to win one of five $100 Amazon gift cards. The survey is available online at bit.ly/2fxVs0e and takes around 10 minutes to complete. ORLA hopes for strong and diverse participation from workers across Portland over the next few weeks.
For more information, contact Lori Little at LLittle@OregonRLA.org.
The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association is the leading business association for the foodservice and lodging industry in Oregon, which is comprised of over 9,000 foodservice locations and 2,200 lodging establishments with a workforce of 164,800, and a total economic impact of $8 billion - making it the cornerstone of the economy, career opportunities and community involvement. The association works to advocate, protect, train and promote the foodservice and lodging industry.