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.
A study, “Transportation Technician Supply Report,” shows that there were 8,566 total postsecondary completions for collision in 2011 versus 5,791 in 2016, with a new entrant demand of 17,200 technicians compared to supply of 5,791 completions in 2016.
In the collision industry, women make up 3.6 percent of the workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). How can the industry attract more women?
There are 250 million vehicles out there, and they’re not going to fix themselves. There’s a future here. Let’s get out and support organizations that promote our industry.
Distinguishing between what’s illegal and what’s unethical as well as following good retention practices can help guide you through the aggressive recruiting tactics in the collision industry today.
The upgraded site features tools to help companies recruit the best and brightest new talent to the industry, including a custom-built, interactive career accelerator featuring five industry segments, a recruiting resource guide and the brand-new Industry Job Board.