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Recorded Live at Vision 2023, Dave Hobbs, Scot Manna, and Eric Ziegler have an open discussion on the importance of training, leading to the question, "Does the public really know what we do?" Dave Hobbs, senior technical trainer and curriculum developer for Delphi Technologies. Dave’s previous episodes HERE. Scot Manna, Trainer, ACDelco Technician of the Millennium. Scot’s previous episodes HERE. Eric Ziegler, EZ Diagnostic Solutions.  Eric’s previous episodes HERE. Show Notes

  • “What scan tool should you buy?” Class at Vision 2023 with 6 trainers
  • They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care
  • The outside of class experience is just as important or maybe more important. You're going to create connections that are going to serve you for almost your entire career
  • As long as you continue learning, your mind stays young
  • You must read the service information!
  • The people that need the training, aren't in the training classes.
  • Some people don't go to updated training, struggle to get out of their shop, and don’t network with other shops.
  • How many vehicles are on the road that needs ADAS calibration? 70%?
  • Critical thinking is root problem solving.
  • The public does not know what it takes and the tireless amount of dedication to do this career.
  • We're all in this industry together. If you raise the lake, everybody's boat floats higher. 
  • Do the job. Do the job right. Everything else will take care of itself.


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      It always amazes me when I hear about a technician who quits one repair shop to go work at another shop for less money. I know you have heard of this too, and you’ve probably asked yourself, “Can this be true? And Why?” The answer rests within the culture of the company. More specifically, the boss, manager, or a toxic work environment literally pushed the technician out the door.
      While money and benefits tend to attract people to a company, it won’t keep them there. When a technician begins to look over the fence for greener grass, that is usually a sign that something is wrong within the workplace. It also means that his or her heart is probably already gone. If the issue is not resolved, no amount of money will keep that technician for the long term. The heart is always the first to leave. The last thing that leaves is the technician’s toolbox.
      Shop owners: Focus more on employee retention than acquisition. This is not to say that you should not be constantly recruiting. You should. What it does means is that once you hire someone, your job isn’t over, that’s when it begins. Get to know your technicians. Build strong relationships. Have frequent one-on-ones. Engage in meaningful conversation. Find what truly motivates your technicians. You may be surprised that while money is a motivator, it’s usually not the prime motivator.
      One last thing; the cost of technician turnover can be financially devastating. It also affects shop morale. Do all you can to create a workplace where technicians feel they are respected, recognized, and know that their work contributes to the overall success of the company. This will lead to improved morale and team spirit. Remember, when you see a technician’s toolbox rolling out of the bay on its way to another shop, the heart was most likely gone long before that.
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