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BUILD A MORE PRODUCTIVE, PROFITABLE STAFF

q1-2009-mib-cover-high-res-for-print.jpgNSCA Research Offers Tips to Find, Keep Quality Employees

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, February 3, 2009 — NSCA’s latest Market Intelligence Briefing™ (MIB) report, Recruit and Retain Quality Staff: Organizational Issues and Structure, highlights how employee training, staff involvement in organizational strategic planning, and participation in staff reviews can enhance your company’s employee recruitment and retention efforts.

This latest report provides resources to assist in organizational development by comparing what other successful companies in the industry are doing to retain, develop and recruit staff. Simple processes such as the development of organizational charts, job descriptions and employee reviews, can promote the strengths of your employees, overall value and employee satisfaction.

“A good company can become great by using these strategies to find, develop and retain talented and dedicated staff,? said Jodi Montgomery, NSCA senior director of member services. “These are processes that should be consistently evaluated in order to maintain a productive and qualified workforce.?

As the economic crunch tightens and unemployment rates continue to increase, the electronic systems industry is showing signs of stability. The report shows that staff turnover in the technical/design/installation division of industry companies has slowed since 2005-2006.

In part, this stability comes from the development of a successful career path that stems from employee training. On average, only two percent of a company’s gross revenue is spent on training, with a focus of technical to business training at a ratio of 4:1.

Additionally, the recruitment of quality employees is still a concern to employers. Even though some companies will consider outsourcing or freezing salaries temporarily, hiring qualified technicians, administrative positions and managerial support is important. Websites, word-of-mouth and local advertising are the highest rated methods. Resources such as NSCA’s Online Job Board have also become a reliable method to find qualified, experienced staff.

NSCA’s quarterly MIBs provide NSCA members with current data on key industry issues, complete with statistical results, interpretation, implications, market knowledge and implementation goals. For more information or to view the report, visit www.nsca.org/MIB.

About NSCA

NSCA is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial electronic systems industry. With more than 2,500 member companies worldwide, the National Systems Contractors Association is a powerful advocate of all who work within the low-voltage industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying engineers and other allied professionals. NSCA is dedicated to serving contractor members and all channel stakeholders through education, advocacy, outreach and member services. NSCA University offers a variety of courses on topics such as project management, business, sales, design and technical knowledge. Courses are delivered through a variety of methods including conferences, regional trainings, online learning and webinars. NSCA works in conjunction with a variety of industry partners to provide relevant and meaningful education and certification programs. It also provides leading industry research and market intelligence, insurance solutions, the industry’s most comprehensive manual of practice, Essentials of Systems Integration™ and other business tools. For more information, visit www.nsca.org.

Contacts:
Cathy Mrosko
Director of Government Affairs and Industry Outreach
NSCA
571-263-9800
cmrosko@nsca.org

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