Tech recruitment CEO shares tips on attracting shop talent

By Lurah Lowery
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Business Practices

In a recent episode of Aftermarket Radio Network’s “Remarkable Results Radio” podcast, Technician Find CEO Christopher T. Lawson shared several approaches shops can take in today’s market to find and hire automotive technicians.

While Lawson’s focus was on automotive repair shops, specifically recruiting mechanics, the tips can easily be applied to collision repair shops and echo what collision industry leaders have recently shared.

During one of three OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit sessions held by the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) in November, TechForce Executive Director/CEO Jennifer Maher said 232,000 techs were needed in 2021 across automotive, diesel, and collision but schools were only graduating 42,000.

TechForce Foundation, Carlisle and Co., Collision Engineering, and I-CAR agreed during the session that shops should get involved with recruiting at schools by hosting hands-on

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Jar contained hundreds of dollars in holiday tips meant to be shared by employees

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The owner of a cannabis store in downtown Penticton, BC is hopeful that whoever took his staff’s tip jar will consider bringing back the cash or reimbursing the workers in some other way.

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According to CastanetMariana Wolff, owner of Cannabis Cottage, was more than a little disappointed to learn the tip jar had been stolen.

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MILWAUKEE — High inflation rates and increased consumer goods prices are making the 2022 holiday shopping season an unpredictable one.

Many toys and electronics are in high demand and short supply, and retailers are struggling to keep staff as the shopping season continues to grow.

Because of product shortages and increased online shopping trends, the Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin said there would be an increase in purchasing scams this year. These scams accounted for nearly 40% of all scams reported to BBB Scam Tracker in 2021, according to the 2021 BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report.

Shortages are likely to make purchase scams even more common as desperate shoppers turn to random websites hoping to find this year’s must-have gifts.

The BBB recommends the following tips to “Shop Safe, Shop Smart” this holiday season:

  • Research before you buy
    Use BBB.org and shopper reviews to do your homework before paying.

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