The Top 5: Reasons Copier Service Technicians Leave Their Jobs
Tips from the trenches to keep your copier career on track
Reasons Copier Service Technicians Leave Their Jobs
Service technicians in the Copier Channel are a loyal bunch. According to our 2014 Service Technician Salary Survey, the average copier technician has been with their current employer for more than 6 years. So when techs decide to seek new employment, they have their reasons.
- They’re seeking less stress. Year after year, our annual Copier Careers Salary Survey reveals that stress is the number one reason copier technicians leave their jobs. The average tech works 50+ hours a week and spends another 5 hours each week on call. For dealerships looking for better ways to retain their service staff, decreasing technician workloads seems like a logical first step.
- They’d like more than money. Although money is a big reason service technicians initiate a job hunt, we’ve found that money alone is not enough to convince most people to make a switch. One way prospective employers can sweeten the deal is by offering opportunities for continuing education or training. Today’s techs are extremely motivated by the chance to work with cutting-edge IT solutions.
- They recognize that job market opportunities are too good to pass up. The current nationwide shortage of hybrid technicians gives the professionals with the right mix of skills an unprecedented level of bargaining power. For these people, it pays to shop around.
- They’re looking for greater stability. Thanks to the economic downturn, copier technicians have realized how fragile both their jobs and their companies can be. Working for a profitable, well-managed dealership has become a priority.
- They want or need to move to a new place. Sometimes copier technicians leave their jobs due to completely external circumstances, such as a spouse being transferred to a new city or state. While these types of moves can be difficult to navigate, the good news is that technicians with strong break/fix and networking skills are in high demand all across the country.
Whether you’re looking for your next employee or your next job, Copier Careers® can help.