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A perfect example of showing your employees you care...
Bill DeBoer, owner of DeBoer's Auto in Hamburg, NJ. Just did something amazing for his new Technician! I'm not going to ruin it for you because I want you to click on the link below and see for yourself. After you click on this link ask yourself, "If I was a tech looking for a new shop, would seeing this prove that that this shop truly cares about their employees?" Let me know what you think in the comments. https://www.deboersauto.com/blog/meet-chris-colie-expert-technician?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9nDZsvmb_oo25xABJF6DicbHYaRiWkQu2T5ZbHYs__G-KkbgBF5SPZuym7a-5E1Lx6p4WowiCM14TvMCwfGiBHDXW7wz7539_IvDdwZpxRo7aCAvM&_hsmi=313180198
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“I’m going to call in sick for two days to play my new video game.”
I had a call with a good childhood/lifelong friend last night. After we got caught up on business stuff, the conversation shifted to family. He was excited that his Gen Z son finally got a job until his son came home one day after four months on the job and said, “I’m going to call in sick for two days to play my new video game.” If you’re Gen X or a boomer you are shaking your head right now. If you’re younger than Gen X you probably don’t see any problem with this statement. Let’s face facts, everything is a game for the younger generations. We can search for the exceptions, curse youngsters for their lack of dedication or work ethic or simply embrace the facts. So what can you do about it? Here are 3 things you need to engage younger workers: -A firm grasp on how the numbers work in your business. -A team that understands how their actions affect those numbers. -A game to play around the key numbers that moves the needle and makes it fun to win. -(BONUS) make everyone feel like they are on a mission to do good and be part of something bigger than themselves. If this list looks familiar it's because these are the same things that are needed to install a profit sharing plan inside of your shop. This is one way that you can keep younger generations engaged in your workplace and it's also how you can get them to stay.
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“I’m going to call in sick for two days to play my new video game.”
Do techs feel inflation?
I was walking down the street at lunch today and saw this sign (see image). Yep, you're reading that right. Entry level fast food workers can start as high as $25 per hour. Do you think that will have an impact on how the food is priced? You bet it does! If you haven't done a salary survey and compensation adjustment lately, and you're having trouble attracting or retaining good techs... ...now you know where to start. P.S. Check out the benefits!
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"Great vision without great people is irrelevant." - Jim Collins
As shop owners, we all have a vision for success and growth. But to turn that vision into reality, we need a team of talented and dedicated people by our side. In the fast-paced world of auto repair, having a great team isn't just a nice-to-have—it's a necessity. To attract and retain top-notch auto technicians, consider these key elements: 1. Build a Positive Culture: A welcoming and supportive work environment can set your shop apart. Encourage open communication, recognize hard work, and create a sense of community. When your team feels valued, they’re more likely to stick around and perform at their best. 2. Offer Continuous Learning Opportunities: The auto repair industry is constantly evolving. Providing your technicians with access to the latest training and certifications not only enhances their skills but also shows that you invest in their professional growth. 3. Competitive Compensation: Fair wages, benefits, and incentive programs are essential. Ensure your compensation packages reflect the value your technicians bring to your shop. Happy employees are more likely to go the extra mile and stay long-term. 4. Clear Career Pathways: Show your team that there's room for advancement within your shop. Whether it's moving into a supervisory role or specializing in a particular area, clear career pathways motivate technicians to grow with your business. 5. Foster Work-Life Balance: Long hours and demanding schedules can lead to burnout. Offering flexible schedules or additional time off can help your team maintain a healthy work-life balance, boosting morale and productivity. Remember, your vision for your shop is only as strong as the people who work with you. Invest in building a great team, and you'll see your vision come to life. What steps are you taking to attract and retain top talent in your shop? Share your thoughts below! 👇
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"Great vision without great people is irrelevant." - Jim Collins
Embracing a Passionate Culture
"Culture is simply a shared way of doing something with a passion." - Brian Chesky In your shops, culture isn't just a buzzword – it's the heartbeat of our daily operations. It's what drives us to deliver top-notch service, support each other, and continuously improve. When everyone on the team shares the same passion and vision, amazing things happen. Creating a strong, passionate culture starts with: 1. Shared Vision: Ensure everyone knows and believes in the shop's mission and goals. When the team is aligned, the passion flows naturally. 2. Open Communication: Foster an environment where ideas are welcomed and feedback is constructive. A culture of openness and respect helps everyone thrive. 3. Continuous Learning: Encourage ongoing training and development. When your team is passionate about growth, the whole shop benefits. 4. Celebrating Wins: Recognize and celebrate achievements, both big and small. This builds morale and reinforces a culture of passion and excellence. Keep building a culture that reflects your shared passion for excellence and teamwork. What steps are you taking to foster a passionate culture in your shop? Share your thoughts below!
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