Integrators Reveal Types of Benefits Offered, Where They Find New Employees — 2018 SSI Salary Study

SSI’s 2018 Wage & Salary Study shows the combination of paid vacation and the ability to travel is a major incentive offered by integrators.

SSI’s 2018 Wage & Salary Study dives into how security contractors (integrators and dealers) are finding new employees, as well as what they are doing to entice them.

Recommendations from existing workers is far and away the leading way to recruit new employees with 77%. Just more than half rely on job websites, with the remaining methods neck and neck.

When it comes to benefits offered by security contractors, more than half the respondents indicated they offer at least nine of the listed benefits below for full-time employees. However, nearly 10% offer no paid vacation time.

The top benefits offered are paid vacation (91%), paid sick time (78%), company vehicle/allowance (75%), paid training/certification (74%), cellphone allowance (74%) and medical insurance (74%).

You can see these statistics in full, as well as the top reasons security contractors say new employees join their company and their biggest concerns in 2018 below. You can also check out more results from the 2018 SSI Wage & Salary Study here, or download the full study here.

Top 10 Reasons New Employees Join Your Company

A higher salary is the 12th most cited reason security contractors say new employees join their company. Other reasons outside the top 10 include strong company culture, good benefits and job security.

  1. Ability to travel
  2. Stable company size
  3. Reasonable workload
  4. Convenient office location
  5. Offer technical challenges
  6. Ability to lead a team
  7. Offer employee recognition
  8. Positive personality of president/executive team
  9. Advancement opportunities
  10. Feeling of accomplishment

Biggest Concerns In 2018

Technicians are the most sought after employees followed by salespeople. Also on owner/operator minds is having good people poached by other companies.

  1. Finding skilled technicians
  2. Shortage of salespeople
  3. Losing employees to manufacturers or distributors
  4. Losing employees to other security integrators
  5. Losing employees to other trades (electricians, cable, etc.)
  6. Keeping technicians trained
  7. Keeping employees motivated
  8. Offering career paths for employees

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