Turnover high for survey interviewers
Turnover among survey interviewers is high because:
- jobs are often short-term, casual or part time
- workers move on to other higher paying jobs.
Demand for interviewers is gradually falling because:
- online surveys are becoming increasingly popular, reducing the need for interviewer-assisted surveys
- some companies are using cheaper overseas call centres to cut costs.
According to the Census, 1,041 survey interviewers worked in New Zealand in 2018.
Types of employers varied
Survey interviewers may work for:
- research firms
- large private companies
- government departments.
Some experienced survey interviewers are self-employed and work on contract.