Newsletter June 2019
Recruiters for the Copier Channel® for more than 30 years, Copier Careers® has been the only recruiting firm exclusively dedicated to connecting Copier Channel employers with experienced service technicians, copier sales representatives, sales managers, service & operations managers, controllers, support staff, and MPS/MNS experts. Newsletter June 2019: Start your month off right with Copier Channel news and career advice. Search copier jobs now.
The Copier Careers® 2019 Service Technician Salary Survey results are now available! This year, 4,785 Copier Channel tech professionals responded to our online Service Technician Salary Survey. The resulting snapshot indicates that the market for qualified techs is reaching a critical point – employers must be proactive in retaining and attracting existing techs while ramping up training for the next generation.
- While pay ticked up to $48,590, about $1,200 more on average for copier techs than in 2018, it has not increased their willingness to stay where they are.
- 76% of those who took the survey said they are “actively” or “somewhat” looking for a new job, an increase of 4 percentage points over 2018. And 92% of respondents say they are looking for work because there are opportunities too good to pass up, an increase of 3 percentage points over last year’s survey.
- Techs say they only expect to stay in their current job for 3.2 years, which is a whopping 1.3 fewer years than in 2016 alone and 6.8 fewer years than in 2002.
- Techs are also increasingly concerned about their work environment. 2019 saw an increase of 7-10 percentage points on issues involving the innovation and effectiveness of their companies along with additional training opportunities. There was similarly increased interest in understanding the company’s business strategy and in the company’s commitment to quality work.
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The 2019 Sales Manager Salary Survey will be released in July. Be sure the check back next month to see what 1,590 industry sales managers nationwide had to say about their compensation, job satisfaction and more!
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Our readers respond to last month’s poll question
Last month, we discussed how to pick the best job offer so we were curious to hear what factors are most important to you when choosing between job offers. We had a solid turnout of 7,907 votes this month!
The majority (69%) of you would simply chose the job offer with the best compensation. Not surprising as our annual salary surveys consistently show base pay and benefits as the most important factors for job satisfaction.
“Advancement opportunities” came in second with 16% of the vote, showing that candidates may disqualify a dead-end job for one with potential for upward mobility. Another 12% indicated “company culture” would sway their choice. These two factors topped the list in our poll asking for the main reason our readers would quit their jobs.
Meanwhile, “flexibility” and “commute” only took 3% of the votes between them. It’s likely that these factors may come into play in the initial decision to even apply for a position. It seems that few candidates would still be unsure about these factors by the time they reach the offer stage.
- Total compensation (69%, 5,482 Votes)
- Advancement opportunities (16%, 1,268 Votes)
- Company culture (12%, 987 Votes)
- Flexibility (2%, 119 Votes)
- Commute (1%, 51 Votes)
Total Voters: 7,907 (April 30, 2019 @ 10:01 am - May 31, 2019 @ 11:47 am)
Some comments from y’all:
- “In the end we all go to work for one reason. And that is to be paid fairly if not generously.”
- “If a company has a toxic company culture, you couldn’t pay me enough to endure that. Work environment is more important than compensation.”
- “It is all about the opportunity to make good money. Many comp plans are restrictive to TOTAL pay with gates and tiers to hit earned bonuses when exceeding revenue plan.”
- “If two companies are in play, then the next thing I ask is: ‘Do I want to work there?’ Then, ‘Will I get along with management?’ If the service manager will not get along with you, what good is the money? You will end up wanting out in a month.”
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- We could really grow with a few more people (46%, 4,810 Votes)
- We're somewhat shorthanded (38%, 3,993 Votes)
- Definitely, we're down to a skeleton crew (10%, 1,020 Votes)
- Not really, we're fully staffed (6%, 653 Votes)
- They're about to be (I'm leaving!) (0%, 11 Votes)
Total Voters: 10,487 (May 31, 2019 @ 9:17 pm - July 2, 2019 @ 6:16 pm)