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Where do you find Techs?


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It appears that this is a universal problem: where to find new techs. What’s happening to our industry? Why aren’t we attracting enough quality people to our industry? Is it pay? Is it work place environment? Is the job too difficult? Is it due to a generation of parents that told its children to go to college and get a “good” job?

 

I remember when I was in high school pumping gas was considered cool. But there aren’t many service stations left that pump gas these days. And I don’t think selling milk and potato chips at the local convenience store is as cool.

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I think we need to have the mindset that we should constantly be looking for qualified people. Too often we are caught with our pants down, left shorthanded because an employee has decided to leave or we terminated an employee.

 

I use all the methods you pointed out but my favorite is asking around and finding people who are unhappy at their present job.

 

Finding good people is not an easy task and has been a reoccurring nightmare for me.

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