The number one question I get from independent shop owners once we’ve cleaned up their help wanted ads for technicians is, “now where do I post it?” I’m so glad you asked! This Thursday, February 2nd, you’re going to learn all of the tricks and strategies for using Facebook like a pro to find techs. I’m going to show you the ins and outs of Facebook (there honestly aren’t all that many), including: · Why we use Facebook to find good techs (and you should too!) · The secret to getting good results with Facebook. · How to go “fishing” on Facebook for good techs who aren’t looking for work. · Facebook is going to take away the jobs tab this month (here’s how you need to post your jobs moving forward) · How to do “Passive Recruiting” on Facebook when you’re fully staffed to build a deep bench of candidates so when you’re in a pinch and need help, you have folks to call. · And more! You can find the link on the Community Calendar. See you there!
Congratulations to Dan Vasquez for bursting on the scene and racing to the top of the leaderboard in the last few days of January to take the top spot. Dan, I will DM you to get your address so I can send you a gift. Thanks to everyone who contributed to making the Technician Find Community more valuable and useful to our members by posting. Here's how the top 7 finished up: 1️⃣ @Dan Vasquez 2️⃣ @John Kelleher 3️⃣ @Barry Lindblom 4️⃣ @Jason Neal 5️⃣ @Carlo Sabucco 6️⃣ @Brandon Anderson 7️⃣ @Tim Raw
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
@John Kelleher welcome to the community and thanks for being on today's call. As we discussed on the call, social media (Facebook primarily) is the place to go to find good techs who are already working and not scanning the job boards. You've inspired me to update my "Finding Techs On Facebook" training. We will cover this on Thursday's Office Hours call. See you then!
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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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?
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...
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