A survey by Alternatives Group, in association with the Sales Institute, has found that just over three quarters (76%) of employees in the FMCG sector feel secure in their role.
Conducted in February of 2015, the survey gleamed results from over 400 professionals in the retail, FMCG and related sectors.
It found that when asked to rate their level of engagement out of 10, 69% of FMCG respondents gave a rating of 8 or higher.
In addition, 78% of respondents in the FMCG sector said that they would recommend their employer to a friend.
With regard to the retail sector, 38% of respondents in the sector said that consumer sentiment is 'a lot better than a year ago', while 9 out of 10 respondents expect trading conditions to improve over the coming year.
87% of retail respondents expect trading conditions to 'improve' over the next 12 months, compared to 59% for the FMCG sector.
When asked to identify the top priorities for their business over the coming year, 'Acquiring New Customers', 'Retaining Current Customers' and 'Cross-Sell/Upsell To Current Customers' were listed as most important by respondents.
"As a talent solutions business, the Alternatives Group is now primed to work with ambitious companies as they take advantage of the recovering economy and implement strategies for growth," said Charley Stoney, Group Managing Director. "Nowhere is this more critical than within FMCG and Retail."
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