Best Places to Work in Hospitality 2016 :: Why Enter


Unique employee survey specifically for hospitality
Opportunity to be shortlisted for 2016 Best Employer Catey award
Identify what's important to your people (not a standard format written by someone who's never worked in it)
Your teams rate your company against what really matters
You'll also gain a clear, practical report on how business improvements can be made



You must operate in the hospitality industry - any sector (though not a supplier of products or services to the industry)

Total numbers include part-time and temporary employees

There's an entry fee of £250 + VAT per company (invoiced by The Caterer)

There are three categories, each with a required % completion rate:


To access the survey link click here:

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and complete your company details to sign up for the survey. At this stage you'll be asked to also complete payment details

You can now ask employees to complete the survey which should take about 10 minutes (it's anonymous and is treated in complete confidence).

Purple Cubed will let you know how you're doing with completion rates so you can drive the process.

You'll then receive an email from Purple Cubed providing you with your organisation's unique survey link plus a sample email to send out to your employees to encourage their participation.

Your opportunity to be listed as a Best Place to Work is therefore entirely dependent on them completing the survey.

Entry Deadline 19th February


The detail: how the survey works

  • Each employee will choose from a comprehensive and well-researched list of characteristics associated with being a Best Place to Work in Hospitality
  • Then they will use a unique tool to enable them to identify their top six
  • Each individual scores his or her top six characteristics based upon how well they believe their employer measures up
  • Final individual outcomes are calculated and combined with those of your other employees to produce your organisation's total scoring
  • The Caterer and Purple Cubed will use the totals of all organisations who reach the required completions to identify the Top 30 Best Places to Work in Hospitality
  • The top two employers from each list will then be invited by The Caterer to enter the 'Best Employer Catey'
  • These six top employers will provide a written entry about their employment practices based on the 12 stages of the employee journey as identified by Purple Cubed's Purple Plan
  • This supplementary evidence will be reviewed by leading figures from the hospitality industry in order to identify the overall Catey winner. Please see for further information about the Cateys' judging process
  • All organisations reaching the required % of employee responses will receive a link to their confidential online reporting which includes comparisons against peer averages
  • The judges' decision will be final and no correspondence can be entered into although Purple Cubed will be able to advise on the outcomes of your reporting