Learn How to Become a Talent Magnet for Hiring Auto Techs
Are you tired of chasing leads for techs and advisors to fill the spots at your shop? Thanks to the talent shortage, archaic recruiting methods no longer work when hiring auto techs.
Instead, you want to flip the onus around so talented techs and advisors seek to come work for you.
There are three key differences within businesses that have quality people waiting in line to work for them. These differences were discovered in a study commissioned by Chick-fil-A with the help of Prophet, a global brand agency, and AON, a global leader in Human Resources.
They found that top talent is looking for a better boss, a brighter future and a bigger vision. Let’s see how you can become THAT shop in your area.
Become a better boss when hiring auto techs
Today, team members seek a boss who cares for them, supports them, encourages them, challenges them, and creates a safe place for them to not only work but thrive.
They also don’t work for anybody: they work with the owner. Alos, they don’t want a hierarchy and closed doors, but to be heard. They want to collaborate.
Therefore, people are getting more picky about where they will work. That means you need to up your game.
When you create a more efficient digital workflow, you make every worker’s day easier. Give them the tools that allow them to communicate electronically between bays and the front counter to save them time. Those small wins make a big difference.
Build a brighter future for auto techs
Today’s top talent doesn’t want a job; they want a career.
- where they can be challenged
- where they can grow and develop
- that pushes them and appreciates them
It used to be that you could place an ad and find a group of technicians with their hands up, saying, “I’m looking for work.” That doesn’t happen today.
Great techs and advisors are generally satisfied with their work and not looking for new jobs. This means they’re not going to the gathering spots they used to, which is why you’re not getting any quality responses.
Bigger vision is a draw when hiring auto techs
Top talent doesn’t want to work all the time. They want balance. They don’t want to work at a shop whose only focus is on the all-mighty dollar.
They’ve seen their parents chase their dreams and see all the things they’ve missed out on, and they don’t want that for their families. They want to make a difference in the world.
Money isn’t the driver it once was when hiring auto techs. Yes, they need to make a living, and they want to make a good one. But they’re not willing to sacrifice their family to do it.
More about hiring auto techs at AAPEX
Once you’ve successfully implemented a different way of doing business with your team, you’ll find yourself creating raving fans in your workforce. In return, they will want to spread the word about what it’s like to work in your shop.
Then, you’ll attract the talent others keep wishing they had.
If you’d like to go deeper on shop culture, I invite you to attend Becoming a Talent Magnet, at AAPEX. It runs on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 9:30 a.m. in The Venetian Expo, Level 1, Training Room. I look forward to seeing you there!
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