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Retention and training go hand-in-hand

February 25, 2020Connie Moorhead

Data tells us that there is a worldwide turnover rate of about 10.9 percent. According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics' 2018 report, the national turnover rate for the average U.S. company hovers right around 44.3 percent. Rates definitely vary by industry, with retail seeing turnover around 60 percent, hospitality climbs to more around 76.7 percent and entertainment is closer to 87.4 percent. Then, there is the security industry. The national annual�turnover rate of�an average security�firm...

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News Poll: Industry has mixed feelings about millennial employees

August 2, 2017Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Several industry events—including ISC West, ESX and Honeywell's CONNECT—have had presentations dedicated to the topic of millennial employees and how to train them. Security Systems News received both positive and critical responses when it asked for opinions on Generation Y—those born between 1980 and 2000. “Millennials are a must in the work place for a growing company,” Jason Brinton, owner of Brinton Electric Security Services, wrote...

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News Poll: Millennials love technology

August 19, 2015Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Millennials have entered the workplace, but are they fundamentally different from previous generations? Security Systems News readers said yes in this month's News Poll: Generation Y is noticeably more tech savvy, they said. “The industry is in a healthy place because major players are really starting to become more and more 'in tune' with the necessity of involving Millennial leaders,” said Nicole Swartwout, CallTeks Security partner, co-owner and...

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UCC, ADT talk on training Millennials

July 8, 2015Spencer Ives

BALTIMORE—Underlining the important work that central station operators do is key when training Millennials who are now entering the workforce and the security industry, according to panelists at ESX. "[New central station operators] need to understand the value of their work as well as the responsibility they are given," Mike Lamb, United Central Control's VP and project director, said. This shouldn't be hard, he said, when being a central station operator means protecting lives,...

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Monitoring Matters

Hear it from this Millennial

July 8, 2015Spencer Ives

More and more I'm hearing about the “Millennials;” those born between 1980 and 2000. I fit squarely in that range. Millennials seem to be the target audience for home automation, some have noted them as the more “technological-savvy” generation. Now, the Millennials are entering the job market. At this year's ESX I heard UCC's Mike Lamb, and ADT's Stephen Smith, share their observations on training this younger generation. During Lamb and Smith's...

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News and Notes

Which generation is big on smart home technology?

November 12, 2014Amy Canfield

MADISON, N.J—Question: Who is most willing to spend money on smart home technology? Answer: The Millennials, those consumers born between 1982 and 2000. That's according to a recent survey conducted by ERA Real Estate and HGTV. Overall, 2,437 consumers participated in the survey this past August. Forty-six percent of the respondents said they believe it is important that their current home or the next home they buy be equipped with smart home technology; 51 percent said they would...

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