Updated Comp Survey Expands DEI and Employment Practices

Posted February 2, 2024 at 1:17 pm



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The TRSA Human Resources Committee reviewed the TRSA Plant Compensation and Benefits Survey and recommended updates to expand the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) section. This improvement will allow companies to better benchmark their DEI programs and best practices with others in the industry.

A new section added to the survey, titled Employment Practices, will track items such as whether a company employs disabled people, offers public transportation support or if they have set up complaint systems for staff. Company tracking of the number of work hours dedicated to different types of training also will be measured. Gathering information on how employees are evaluated also will be asked in the revised study.

The TRSA Plant Employee Compensation and Benefits Report quantifies differences in pay and benefits between various types of linen, uniform and facility services operations for the range of exempt and non-exempt positions in the industry. Companies are classified similarly to the TRSA Industry Performance Report, enabling readers to contrast the offerings of specialists (healthcare, hospitality, industrial, mixed) and local, regional and national operations.

Companies use this data to compare their pay and benefits with operations similar to theirs in these respects:

  • Line of Business: Typical TRSA, Food & Beverage Linen, Industrial, Healthcare, Mixed
  • Analysis by Number of Locations: Single Plant & Multiple Plants (2, 3 or more)
  • Sales Volume Analysis (Under $7M, $7-15M, $15-35M, $35M+)

Data reported for each of the following categories:

  • Demographic Information
  • Exempt Plant Employee Compensation
  • Non-Exempt Plant Employee Hourly Wages
  • Fringe Benefit Programs

TRSA members who participate in the survey receive at no cost a customized digital copy of the survey results for easy benchmarking. Non-participants can purchase the report.

The survey is being distributed to HR managers and executives at TRSA operator members on Feb. 7. The deadline for submission is March 13.

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