Pulse October 2015 - Page 94

OCTOBER 2015 October is... Positive Change Continues in the Second Quarter of 2015 The monthly ISPA Snapshot Survey provides ISPA members the opportunity to participate in and access useable and relevant industry research. In the latest quarterly report, survey respondents offered a closer look at their business performance from April 1 through June 30. Overall, the results were very positive. Compared to the second quarter of 2014, the majority of respondents (74 percent) confirmed that they have seen growth in gross revenue. In terms of gross profit, spa respondents (71 percent) and resource partners (71 percent) have respectively seen a positive change. The increase in numbers is further reflected in the number of spa visits, with 62 percent of spas reporting an increase in the number of spa visits in the second quarter this year compared to the same period in 2014. Perhaps the most encouraging long-term sign that spa owners are confident about the future was reflected in the workforce numbers. Across day and resort/hotel spas, 37 percent added new positions while 43 percent filled vacant positions. Only two percent laid-off staff and implemented a hiring freeze. A strong employment market is a key confidence indicator, reflecting a continued growth in the spa industry. ● Breast Cancer Awareness Month ● National Diabetes Month (U.S.) ● Eczema Awareness Month ● National Cosmetology Month (U.S.) 1 2 12 16 18 World Vegetarian Day September Snapshot Survey results are released Columbus Day (Dia de la Raza, Discovery Day) October Snapshot Survey opens Last day to participate in the 2015 ISPA Auction online bidding 2015 ISPA Conference & Expo registration (12 – 8 pm PT) 2015 ISPA Certified Spa Supervisor (CSS) Study Group (1 – 2 pm) 2015 ISPA Certified Spa Supervisor (CSS) Exam (2 – 4 pm) Conference Orientation (3 – 4 pm) Ruth Stricker’s Wise Voices (4:30 – 6 pm) 19 19-21 21 23 31 Evaluate Your Life Day (U.S.) 2015 ISPA Conference & Expo Farewell Party at LIGHT Nightclub Last day to participate in October Snapshot Survey To receive the full monthly report, check your inbox for the next survey link and participate in the survey. 92 PULSE ■ October 2015 Results from the October Snapshot Survey are released