ISPA Spa Workforce Survey Closing Soon—Your Response Requested

The landmark ISPA Spa Workforce Survey is closing this weekend. This is a unique opportunity to shape the future of the industry and to address the workforce-related issues affecting you.

We are particularly keen to hear the views of service providers (including massage therapists, estheticians, and nail technicians). If you are a spa manager, please make sure to cascade the link to as many of your team as possible.

As you will be aware, the ISPA Foundation recently launched a ground-breaking new Spa Workforce Survey in partnership with PwC Research focusing on workforce recruitment, retention, and engagement within the spa industry.

To access the survey please use the link below:

www.spaworkforcesurvey.com

We appreciate your time and assistance. The findings of the study will be made available in early 2018.

We are counting on you. Don’t delay, take part today!

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