Professional Meetings Tip: Be Prepared to Pay More for Event Planners
It's getting more expensive to hire talent
Over the past year, events have been transitioning quickly from virtual-only to hybrid to in-person. After a period of shifts in hiring for event professionals, associations are now ready to staff back up.
Just one problem: So is everyone else, and as a result, the market for talented meeting planners is tight. According to a recent study, talent in the event space won’t come cheap—and associations may require some creative thinking to get a new team member in place.
What’s the Problem?
There are lots of job openings for event professionals right now, according to the firm Global DMC Partners, which recently released a benchmarking report on the state of the events sector. Sixty-five percent of respondents surveyed said their organizations were currently hiring or did so recently, suggesting that demand for these professionals may outstrip supply.
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