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Having trouble finding talented techs? That's the big roadblock to your shop's growth and profitability right? I can chatter on for as long as I like about the tech shortage and salary inflation, but what if you’re an independent shop owner without an unlimited budget to throw at job boards, salaries and sign on bonuses? And who has time to waste chasing deadbeats who ghost you before the first interview? I mean, sure, you could go stalk techs on their lunch hour near your local dealership or write your name and phone number on oil filters and have a friend drive the vehicle into your competitors shop, but seriously, is that how you want to run your business? Is there actually a way to find good techs today that’s not shady and won’t cost you an arm and a leg? Well, that’s exactly what Carm Capriotto and I talk about in this podcast episode. I’ll show you how to polish your online presence, where to find good techs and how to structure your ads to grab their attention and get them to apply. They’ll also show up for your interviews, and if you do a good job of “selling the dream”, they’ll join your team and become productive and happy employees for years to come. Sound good? Well, click the link below and listen to the podcast. https://www.technicianfind.com/blog/technician-find-shares-new-hiring-mindset-for-finding-automotive-technicians-podcast It will be a good use of your time. Warmest regards, -Chris #technicianfind #automotive #technician #mechanic #technicians #hiring #autorepairshop #automotiverepair #automotiverepairpro

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Dan Vasquez
Chris Lawson
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    @Dan Vasquez thanks for the kind words! I want all independent shops to get and stay fully staffed. Let me know if there is anything you would like to see in this community that would help you achieve this.

In order to get acquainted and and help fellow community members, please share: 1. The name and location of your shop. 2. Your biggest frustration with finding techs. 3. How you found your last tech.

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Dan Vasquez
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    @Jason Neal Welcome aboard! Skillset + work ethic = holy grail! Just kidding. They are out there but you have to be clever about how you locate them because they aren't hanging out on job boards. And you're the first person in a long time who I've heard that the tool truck guy was able to make a connection. You must have a great relationship with him. Nice work!

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    @Dan Vasquez Welcome fellow Californian. I'm glad you are here! I hear you about getting poor quality candidates, I hear this a lot from shops. I did a training on how to get better quality applications a while back. Here's the link: https://www.skool.com/technicianfind/classroom/b8c5e063?md=7d3b1ca35c1a45edb71c8f1b7d12bd6c I also hear you about Indeed. The only folks who benefit from the pay-per-application model on Indeed are the folks who own Indeed! Social media is a much better place to find good techs who are already working and not scanning job boards. And word of mouth combined with an eye-catching referral fee is one of the most powerful strategies I know of for finding good techs. Well done!

I just talked to a great kid who is looking for a family-oriented independent shop near his home in North Florida. He is about 45 minutes from Gainesville, 1.5 from Tallahassee and 1.5 from Jacksonville. He has a young family so he isn't looking at relocating right now but he is investing in his tools and education and is very respectful. He is committed to the industry and is hungry to learn and gain skills. If you are in North Florida and have an apprenticeship program where you can match this kid up with a senior tech, I'd snap him up in a minute. Let me know if you know someone who might be inserted.

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Congratulations @Jim Scott for hiring a service advisor for your shop. I'm glad you joined us here in the Technician Find community!

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Congratulations @Brandon Anderson for hiring a tech for your shop. Great to see you here in the community brother!

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Congratulations @Angel McCabe for hiring a technician for your shop! And welcome to the community, we're glad you are here!

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I just had a good question from a shop owner who wants to offer a sign-on bonus for new techs so he can compete with the local dealers. Of course his other techs are going to see the bonus advertised. His idea is to offer a group bonus that is equivalent to the sign-on bonus payable if they help the new tech make it 90 days. Anyone have any other ideas on what's worked in your shop?

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Barry Lindblom
Chris Lawson
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This chart is a must read if you care at all about retaining high-quality staff.

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Automotive Shop Management hiring tips - Automotive repair shops tell us all the time that they need more qualified technicians to apply. This short video covers 9 simple tactics you can employ today to get better quality applicants for your open positions. In this video I cover: 🔧 A simple tactic you can deploy today to get more views of your ads from qualified techs. 🔧 The right way to ask for referrals (yes, there's a right way and a wrong way to ask for referrals. There are also right people and wrong people to ask. Knowing the difference can help you save time and hire faster.) 🔧 What is a "deal breaker"? and how to include one in your ad to weed out tire kickers and unqualified candidates. 🔧 And much more...

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Our mission is to provide proven templates, strategies, training and top-level networking that help independent auto repair shops hire quality staff faster. ⚡ ⁣ 🙌 We are thrilled to have you here! 🙌 We don't want you to end up with a business that's unprofitable or stuck because you can't find good quality staff and it’s why we created this community.⁣ 💪 It’s time to get after it! 💪⁣ Over time, we will share with this community, everything we do on a day-to-day basis to generate 300 - 500 applications per week from high-quality technicians, service advisors, managers and every other staff position. These tools, strategies and techniques have allowed us on average to help over 100 shops per year to find good technicians and many other high-culture employees. We want to share everything we have learned and are currently implementing with you but more importantly, we want you to share what's working for you with the group! 🚀 [STEP 1] GETTING STARTED The best place to start is by downloading THE ULTIMATE TECHNICIAN AD CHECKLIST and following it each time you write a new ad for techs. You can find it here — https://www.skool.com/technician-find-8752/the-ultimate-technician-ad-checklist?p=b1f805e9 🚀 [STEP 2] PAY IT FORWARD There's 1 thing we ask of you since you’re new here to this community… Invite 3 fellow shop owners. That’s it. 👊 Send them this link to join our community 👉 https://www.skool.com/technician-find-8752?invite=75f4593ab2fe414e94bf8369b004efb4 This community is dedicated to taking the pain out of finding high-quality employees so you can build a high performance team and grow your business without limits… We share everything from: ✅ How to properly craft an irresistible help wanted ad that attracts high-quality employees

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Use this proven checklist to create help wanted ads that grab attention, make your shop stand out and generate a consistent flow of applications on demand.

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Founder - Technician Find | Host - Technician Find Office Hours | I help Independent Automotive Repair Shops Find Good Employees Faster!

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