In Search of a Good Technician
All too often, an owner’s solution to low production is to hire more people. However, if the shop is not properly organized for production, more employees will only add to the confusion and adversely affect your income.
Create Leaders, Not Managers
How to hire the right people, lean into your purpose and foster a leadership curriculum that will bring the best out of your team.
Do You Have Written Permission to Conduct Background Checks?
In order for an employer to conduct a background check, the Fair Credit Reporting Act requires written permission from the applicant to authorize the employer to conduct a background check through a third-party provider.
Hire for Attitude, Not Skills
If you’re having trouble finding experienced workers, you have no choice but to hire candidates without experience. What’s the best way to tell if a candidate will succeed in the industry?
The Myth About a National Criminal History Search
Anyone who has the responsibility of hiring employees and overseeing employment background screening for their shop has heard the term “national criminal history” search.
Attitude is Everything When Hiring Help for Your Auto Body Shop
It seems most auto body shops still value skill in an employee the most. But check out 19-store Carubba Collision’s mantra for recruiting new employees: “Hire based on attitude and teach skills needed to do the job.”
Why Won’t Anyone in the Automotive Industry Take Me Seriously?
I have a real passion for automotive work but little knowledge or experience. Nobody taught me how to change my brakes or how to use a stud welder. When I asked for tips, I wasn’t taken seriously. I was told, “It takes time.”
How to Implement a Successful Mentoring Program in Your Auto Body Shop
Implementing a successful mentoring program in an auto body shop requires putting the right people in place to manage the program and also finding the right candidates to mentor.
Looking for Auto Body Techs? Get Involved with Your Local Vo-Tech School
Rather than try and steal techs from a competing shop (the model for any brand-new collision location), turn mechanics into body techs or train the local HVAC technicians to fix cars instead of furnaces, go where the interest in collision repair already exists.
Keys to Hiring the Right People
Slowing down the hiring process and bringing the right people on board can save body shops a lot of time and money.
Where Have All the Auto Body Technicians Gone Part 2
The traditional ways of getting technicians are not keeping up with the demand of today’s shops. What do we as an industry need to do to draw young people into this trade? Part 2 of a 2-part series.
Hiring: Need Auto Body Technicians to Fill Jobs?
There’s a battle raging in our industry to hire and keep technicians. What is the solution so that every shop has the people they need to operate efficiently and profitably? Part 1 of a 2-part series.