Technicians Needed!

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

It’s no secret that in the automotive industry today, businesses are struggling to find skilled workers. Collision repair businesses often find themselves competing with each other for the same technicians, and also with other industry segments such as OEMs, dealerships, auto service, heavy-duty/diesel, etc. Many do not have a plan in place for the future.

“Poaching” employees away from competitors is a common recruiting strategy in collision repair. Although this practice is not going away, it’s a short-sighted fix for a long-term problem. Shop A poaches from Shop B, so Shop B poaches from Shop C…and you can be sure that Shop C is going to poach from Shop A. It’s musical chairs with an aging population of technicians. Now is the time to start (or continue) to look at other strategies available that are way more effective.


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