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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British Airways (BA) is replacing its nearly 20-year-old uniforms with updated ensembles designed by British, Ghanaian Savile Row designer and tailor Ozwald Boateng OBE.

The uniforms will replace those previously designed by Julien MacDonald and will be worn by more than 30,000 of the airline’s colleagues from the Spring of 2023.

The collection features a tailored three-piece suit for men with regular and slim-fit style trousers. For women, a dress, skirt, and trouser option is available, as well as a jumpsuit – an airline first.

Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, said: “Our uniform is an iconic representation of our brand, something that will carry us into our future, representing the very best of modern Britain and helping us deliver a great British original service for our customers… We wanted to create a uniform collection that our people are proud to wear.”

Boateng, who

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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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