By Obsidian Motors
Looking for additional help and have placed ads on Indeed, Craigslist, tech company sites & even reached out to tech schools in the area. And with all of that only 5 applicants called to set up interviews. And none actually showed up. Although one did call to say he couldn't make the interview because he accepted a job at another shop.
Curious to know how other owners are dealing with the tech shortage?
By Joe Marconi
Back in my day, you didn't get a lot of praise from your boss. And, you never really looked for it either. You did your job, and the only way you knew you were doing a good job is if the boss didn't reprimand you. It was different back when I started, 1974. Times have changed and the way we manage people has changed too.
If you want to motivate people, make sure you praise them when they do a great job. Be sincere and be honest with your praise. People crave positive feedback from their leaders. By giving praise often, your employees will feel good about themselves. Their self-esteem will get a boost and they will be more likely to repeat that great job again.
Now, this is not to say you should ignore when things go wrong. But make sure you give at least 5 to 8 "at-a-boys" to every one reprimand. Trust me, fill someone's emotional bank with sufficient "at-a-boys", and they will be more willing to listen to you when they drop the ball.
First-Ever U.S. Auto Tech National Championship Qualifying Event Comes to the Detroit Area September 23rd - 25th
Regional Qualifying Event Will Determine Top Auto Technician Professionals and Students in National Competition, Culminating with Championship Event in Nashville in December to Compete for Over $200,000 Cash and Prizes
SYCAMORE, Ill., Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., a family business that designs and manufactures products for the professional trades, and Intersport, and independent award-winning marketing agency headquartered in Chicago, have announced the inaugural U.S. Auto Technician National Championship (USATNC) competition. The competition was created this year to celebrate and showcase the incredible skills of auto technician professionals and students across the country. The program centers around a one-of-a-kind competition series, including four months of online and live qualifying challenges across the country to find the best 64 professional (32) and student (32) auto technicians, and brings them together for a national championship event scheduled to take place December 13-14, 2021, in Nashville, TN. A regional qualifying event is open for registration and will take place in Southfield, MI September 23rd – 25th.
What: US Auto Tech National Championship Qualifying Event
Who: Professional Auto Technicians and Students/Apprentices
Where: Garage Gurus 27300 W 11 Mile Rd. Southfield, MI, 48034
When: Thursday, September 23rd – Saturday, September 25th
The regional tour qualifying event is one of seven that will determine the 64 finalists who will be invited to Nashville for the Championship event. From the finalists, three professionals and three students will be crowned first, second, and third prize winners, and will divvy up $200,000 in cash and prizes. Sponsors for the USATNC include 7-Eleven, Discount Tire, Duluth Trading, Garage Gurus, Little Giant Ladder Systems, Lucas Oil, ServiceTitan, and the University of Northwestern Ohio.
Registration for the competition is open at: www.usatnc.com
For a list of rules, see: https://www.tradesnation.com/us/en/etcs/autotech/official-rules.html
For additional information, visit: www.usatnc.com
SOURCE Intersport Inc
By ASOG Podcast
Payroll day is approaching, the tax collector is calling, and your parts bills are due. Facing all that, you make your phone calls to sell the little bit of work you have ...
Bill Hanvey, President and CEO of the Auto Care Association. Bill is engaging the automotive aftermarket to get involved in letting your legislators know the issue about data. Your help is needed to help in amending the right to repair legislation. Learn everything you can about this fight to amend the right to repair legislation. Ownership of Vehicle Telematic Data Must Flow to the Vehicle Owner. Bill leads the strategic direction of The Auto Care Association’s 3,000 members and 150,000 companies representing automotive manufacturers, distributors, and service providers. Find Bill’s other episodes HERE. Aaron Lowe, Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs. Find Aaron’s other episodes HERE. Key Talking Points Right to Repair - Consumers Rights - Getting huge attention from Federal Government An important message to the industry The entire industry must be engaged in this opportunity and message as it relates to the Right to Repair Looking for Federal Legislation same as Massachusetts Access to Data Massesusets victory passed 75%-25% OE’s spent $25M to fight the vote and they filed a legal action in Federal Court A conclusion may be coming in the next few weeks Aaron testified on our behalf Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple had a positive comment on the Right to Repair Executive Order Farmers have the same issue because John Deere is the only one who can fix their tractors 70% of the repairs of out of warranty vehicles are serviced by the auto care industry Industry call to action: Get your federal legislators to visit your business Ask Aaron Lowe to support this effort for a local visit. Email him at [email protected] We need to develop relationships with our legislators Invite them, via the connection to Aaron Lowe above, to your facility. Aaron’s team will help you get in touch with their representatives Show off your shop and explain why the right to repair is critically important to sustain our $400B industry. Introduce your legislator to your people show off your business Thanks to Bill Hanvey and Aaron Lowe for their contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast. Link to the ‘BOOKS‘ page, highlighting all books discussed in the podcast library HERE. Leaders are readers. Listen for free on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, iHeart Radio, Spotify, Podchaser, and many more. Mobile Listening APP’s HERE Find every podcast episode HERE. Every episode is segmented by Series HERE. Key Word Search HERE. Be socially involved and in touch with the show: Facebook Twitter Linked In Email Join the Ecosystem – Subscribe to the INSIDER NEWSLETTER HERE. Buy me a coffee This episode is brought to you by AAPEX, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo. AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and has everything you need to stay ahead of the curve. The Virtual AAPEX Experience 2020 is in the record books. Virtual AAPEX lived up to presenting leading-technical and business management training from some of the industry’s best and brightest. Now set your sights on the homecoming in Las Vegas in 2021. Mark your calendar now … November 2-4, 2021, AAPEX // Now more than ever. This episode is brought to you by Shop-Ware Shop Management. It’s time to run your business at its fullest potential with the industry’s leading technology. Shop-Ware Shop Management will increase your efficiency with lightning-fast workflows, help your staff capture more sales every day, and create very happy customers who promote your business. Shops running Shop-Ware have More Time and generate More Profit—join them! Schedule a free live demonstration and find out how 30 minutes can transform your shop at getshopware.com/carm Click to go to the Podcast on Remarkable Results Radio