Quantcast
Jump to content

Google Directions to China


xrac

Recommended Posts



Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Have you checked out Joe's Latest Blog?

         3 comments
      Got your attention? Good. The truth is, there is no such thing as the perfect technician pay plan. There are countless ways to create any pay plan. I’ve heard all the claims and opinions, and to be honest, it’s getting a little frustrating. Claims that an hourly paid pay plan cannot motivate. That flat rate is the only way to truly get the most production from your technicians. And then there’s the hybrid performance-based pay plan that many claim is the best.
      At a recent industry event, a shop owner from the Midwest boasted about his flat-rate techs and insisted that this pay plan should be adopted by all shops across the country. When I informed him that in states like New York, you cannot pay flat-rate, he was shocked. “Then how do you motivate your techs” he asked me.
      I remember the day in 1986 when I hired the best technician who ever worked for me in my 41 years as an automotive shop owner. We’ll call him Hal. When Hal reviewed my pay plan for him, and the incentive bonus document, he stared at it for a minute, looked up, and said, “Joe, this looks good, but here’s what I want.” He then wrote on top of the document the weekly salary he wanted. It was a BIG number. He went on to say, “Joe, I need to take home a certain amount of money. I have a home, a wife, two kids, and my Harly Davidson. I will work hard and produce for you. I don’t need an incentive bonus to do my work.” And he did, for the next 30 years, until the day he retired.
      Everyone is entitled to their opinion. So, here’s mine. Money is a motivator, but not the only motivator, and not the best motivator either. We have all heard this scenario, “She quit ABC Auto Center, to get a job at XYZ Auto Repair, and she’s making less money now at XYZ!” We all know that people don’t leave companies, they leave the people they work for or work with.
      With all this said, I do believe that an incentive-based pay plan can work. However, I also believe that a technician must be paid a very good base wage that is commensurate with their ability, experience, and certifications. I also believe that in addition to money, there needs to be a great benefits package. But the icing on the cake in any pay plan is the culture, mission, and vision of the company, which takes strong leadership. And let’s not forget that motivation also comes from praise, recognition, respect, and when technicians know that their work matters.
      Rather than looking for that elusive perfect pay plan, sit down with your technician. Find out what motivates them. What their goals are. Why do they get out of bed in the morning? When you tie their goals with your goals, you will have one powerful pay plan.
  • Similar Topics

    • By carmcapriotto
      It's time to find the hidden costs of 'busyness' in auto repair shops. It's not just about the work you do; it's about the work you're actually getting paid for. Measuring technician productivity is crucial - because if you're not measuring it, you can't manage it. It's a wake-up call for shops everywhere to stop leaving money on the table. Bill Haas, Haas Performance Consulting, Bill’s previous episodes HERE. Murray Voth, RPM Training. Listen to Murray’s previous episodes HERE Maylan Newton, ESI- Educational Seminars Institute. Maylan’s previous Episodes HERE Show Notes: The Importance of Shop Productivity (00:01:41) Discussion on the significance of measuring productivity and ensuring work is paid for. Challenges in Understanding Business Numbers (00:05:39) Discussion on the lack of understanding of business numbers and pricing strategies in the automotive industry. Implementing Time Clock Management (00:09:12) The importance of implementing time clock management and its impact on shop productivity. Setting Expectations and Accountability (00:11:14) The need for setting expectations and holding employees accountable for their performance. Challenges in Coaching and Accountability (00:12:25) The difficulty in coaching individuals who resist change and accountability in their business practices. Labor Rates and Coaching (00:18:40) Discussion on the impact of labor rates and the value of coaching in the automotive industry. Comparing Labor Rates (00:20:17) Debate on the practice of comparing labor rates and the importance of charging enough to pay employees. Technician Interviews and Billing (00:21:50) Perspective on technician interviews and billing practices, including misconceptions and lack of understanding. Business Education and Financial Planning (00:26:01) Importance of business education, financial planning, and understanding where the money goes in an automotive shop. Year-End Spending and Tax Strategies (00:27:16) Discussion on year-end spending, tax strategies, and the significance of paying fair taxes. The value of pricing (00:35:42) Discussion on the importance of presenting value over price in a competitive marketplace. The market for different pricing strategies (00:39:18) Highlighting the existence of markets for both top-tier pricing and lowest cost options, with a comparison to the tool market. The challenge of selling value (00:40:10) Debating the myth of offering better value and emphasizing the importance of growth and selling maintenance services. Defining fair pricing and value (00:40:40) Challenging the concept of fair pricing and discussing the perception of value in the eye of the beholder. Improving customer communication and value presentation (00:41:07) Emphasizing the importance of showcasing the quality of services, such as brake jobs, and the value they provide to customers. Challenges in selling diagnostic services (00:43:00) Discussion on the difficulties in selling diagnostic services and the need to shift from focusing on hours to tangible products and value. Efficiency in customer interactions and value communication (00:46:12) Emphasizing the need for efficient information gathering and value communication to customers during the intake process. The need to change industry mindset (00:52:07) Encouraging a shift in mindset within the automotive repair industry to drive change and success. The shop's transformation (00:54:08) Discussion on the positive changes and experiences after implementing changes in the shop. Clientele shift (00:55:00) The impact of changes on the clientele and the feedback received from customers. The value of preaching (00:56:06) Exploring the significance of preaching and the positive outcomes it brings in terms of leadership and company growth. Reward and challenges (00:57:00) Acknowledging the challenges and rewards of making significant changes in the business.
      Thanks to our Partner, NAPA TRACS NAPA TRACS will move your shop into the SMS fast lane with onsite training and six days a week of support and local representation. Find NAPA TRACS on the Web at http://napatracs.com/ Connect with the Podcast -Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RemarkableResultsRadioPodcast/ -Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/carmcapriotto -Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmcapriotto/ -Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/remarkableresultsradiopodcast/ -Follow on Twitter (X): https://twitter.com/RResultsBiz -Join our Insider List: https://remarkableresults.biz/insider -All books mentioned on our podcasts: https://remarkableresults.biz/books -Our Classroom page for personal or team learning: https://remarkableresults.biz/classroom -Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/carm -The Aftermarket Radio Network: https://aftermarketradionetwork.com -Special episode collections: https://remarkableresults.biz/collections        
      Click to go to the Podcast on Remarkable Results Radio
    • By carmcapriotto
      How can different personality types impact leadership and success in business? Murray Voth discusses the importance of understanding personality types in business. He introduces a new acronym, CASE, which stands for Controller, Analyzer, Socializer, and Entrepreneur. The conversation also covers the role of human motivation, clear expectations and accountability in managing employees, and the importance of giving space to your partner in a marriage and how it applies to business relationships. Find out how you can create a harmonious and productive team dynamic, where individuals can play to their strengths and contribute effectively to the business. Murray Voth, RPM Training. Listen to Murray’s previous episodes HERE Show Notes
      CASE: Controller, Analyzer, Socializer, Entrepreneur Defaulting to Personality Types Under Stress (00:08:42) Discussion on how individuals default to certain personality types under moments of stress, fear, and overwhelm. Understanding and Utilizing Different Personality Types in Leadership (00:09:45) Exploring how different personality types, such as controllers, analyzers, socializers, and entrepreneurs, can contribute to effective leadership and business success. Using the SOAR Acronym for Problem-Solving (00:16:19) Introduction of the SOAR acronym (Situation, Outcome, Action, Results) as a tool for problem-solving and decision-making in coaching and personal development. The Outcome and Visualization (00:17:08) Discussing the importance of imagining the desired outcome and visualizing the qualities and skills of a potential service advisor. Taking Actions (00:17:57) Exploring the necessary actions to achieve the desired outcome, such as creating an advertisement, conducting interviews, and ultimately hiring a service advisor. Dopamine and Accountability (00:18:51) Highlighting the role of dopamine in motivating and rewarding oneself throughout the process, as well as redefining accountability as providing clear expectations and tools for employees. The technician who is a serial or the visionary (00:25:22) Discusses the different types of technicians and how to effectively utilize their skills and strengths in a shop environment. The analyzer technician who spends excessive time diagnosing (00:26:17) Explores the reasons behind why some technicians feel the need to overanalyze and prove themselves, and shares a personal story about an apprentice. The importance of decision making and understanding personal strengths (00:30:46) Highlights the impact of decision making on business and personal life, and emphasizes the importance of making decisions based on strengths rather than getting stuck in analysis paralysis. The Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset (00:35:20) The concept of growth mindset vs fixed mindset and how it affects learning and personal development. Fear of Regret (00:37:43) The fear of regret and how it holds people back from making decisions and taking risks. The Check Engine Lights of Your Business (00:41:46) Teaching business owners to diagnose their business using KPI technology and scanning tools. Learning How to Learn (00:42:31) Beta testing the idea of using personality assessments to understand team dynamics and improve business performance. Playing to Strengths in the Shop (00:43:36) Positioning team members based on their strengths, such as having analyzers in the background and socializers at the front counter. Thanks to our Partners, AAPEX and NAPA TRACS Set your sights on Las Vegas in 2024. Mark your calendar now … November 5th-7th, 2024. AAPEX - Now more than ever. And don’t miss the next free AAPEX webinar. Register now at http://AAPEXSHOW.COM/WEBINAR NAPA TRACS will move your shop into the SMS fast lane with onsite training and six days a week of support and local representation. Find NAPA TRACS on the Web at http://napatracs.com/ Connect with the Podcast: -Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RemarkableResultsRadioPodcast/ -Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmcapriotto/ -Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/remarkableresultsradiopodcast/ -Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RResultsBiz -Visit the Website: https://remarkableresults.biz/ -Join our Insider List: https://remarkableresults.biz/insider -All books mentioned on our podcasts: https://remarkableresults.biz/books -Our Classroom page for personal or team learning: https://remarkableresults.biz/classroom -Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/carm -The Aftermarket Radio Network: https://aftermarketradionetwork.com -Special episode collections: https://remarkableresults.biz/collections      
      Click to go to the Podcast on Remarkable Results Radio
    • By carmcapriotto
      Thank you to RepairPal for sponsoring The Auto Repair Marketing Podcast. Learn more about RepairPal at https://repairpal.com/shops
      How To Get In Touch
      Group - Auto Repair Marketing Mastermind
      Website - shopmarketingpros.com 
      Facebook - facebook.com/shopmarketingpros 
      Get the Book - shopmarketingpros.com/book
      Instagram - @shopmarketingpros 
      Questions/Ideas - [email protected]
      Click to go to the Podcast on Remarkable Results Radio
    • By carmcapriotto
      AJ Nealey and Joe Hanson discuss the use of Google Workspace in their auto service businesses. They explore the different applications within Google Workspace, such as Google Meet, Gmail, Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Calendar, and Google Drive, and how they utilize them for communication, document storage, and collaboration. They also discuss the benefits of controlling intellectual property, and the efficiency and organization that Google Workspace provides.
      AJ Nealey, Nealey Auto Service, Edgewater, MD. AJ’s previous episodes HERE Joe Hanson, Gordie’s Garage, Roseville, MI. Listen to Joe’s previous episodes HERE.
      Show Notes
      Watch Full Video Google Workspace Overview (00:02:00) The different applications within Google Workspace and give a high-level overview of its capabilities. Using Google Workspace for Data Storage (00:04:11) Using Google Workspace for data storage, specifically for storing scanned invoices and documents. Collaboration and Communication with Google Workspace (00:06:05) Google Workspace for collaboration and communication within their teams, including weekly meetings, document sharing, and multi-location file management. The use of Google Workspace (00:08:28) Discussion on the different levels and costs of Google Workspace, the importance of being logged into the correct account, and the benefits of using Google Admin and email groups. Creating users and email groups (00:09:24) Explanation of how to create users and email addresses in Google Admin, the use of email groups for appointment requests, and the ability to add people outside of the organization to certain groups. Protecting intellectual property and controlling access (00:11:19) Overview of using Google Vault to control downloads and reset passwords, the importance of protecting intellectual property, and the ability to control access to shared drives and apps. OCR and Scanning in Google Drive (00:18:34) Explanation of how OCR works in Google Drive and the importance of properly scanning documents for accurate indexing. Using Google Forms for Time Off Requests (00:20:23) Explanation of how Google Forms is used to streamline the time off request process and improve organization and communication within the team. Internal Chats and Spaces (00:25:04) The use of Google Workspace for internal communication and collaboration, including one-on-one and group chats, similar to Slack, and the creation of spaces for specific teams or topics. Assigning Tasks and Accountability (00:27:01) Google Workspace allows for the creation of to-do lists and the assignment of tasks to specific employees, increasing accountability and streamlining workflow. Collaboration and Communication (00:32:30) How Google Workspace has improved communication and collaboration within their auto service businesses. Creating and Updating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) (00:35:41) How Google Docs in Google Workspace enables them to create and update SOPs collaboratively, with input from the experts in the field. Integration with AI in Google Sheets (00:41:06) AJ mentions his experience working on a Google Sheet and how it automatically recognized the formula he was looking for, showcasing the integration of AI in Google Workspace. Google Looker Studio (00:41:58) A tool for creating scoreboards and dashboards. He mentions that he is working with someone else to help him create it, and it is a feature he is looking forward to implementing in his business.  
      Thanks to our Partner, NAPA Auto Care
       
      Learn more about NAPA Auto Care and the benefits of being part of the NAPA family by visiting https://www.napaonline.com/en/auto-care
      Connect with the Podcast:
      -Join our Insider List: https://remarkableresults.biz/insider
      -All books mentioned on our podcasts: https://remarkableresults.biz/books
      -Our Classroom page for personal or team learning: https://remarkableresults.biz/classroom
      -Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/carm
      -The Aftermarket Radio Network: https://aftermarketradionetwork.com
      -Special episode collections: https://remarkableresults.biz/collections
         
      Click to go to the Podcast on Remarkable Results Radio
    • By carmcapriotto
      Matt Fanslow is with Chad Austin, the owner of Austin Automotive in Canon City, Colorado. They discuss Chad's background as a mechanic and the challenges and successes of running a shop. They also discuss the importance of having the right tools for the job, the challenges of working on electronic modules, and the benefits of using digital tools in automotive repair. They touch on air conditioning systems, diagnostic techniques, and the future of AC system repairs in electric vehicles. Overall, they provide valuable insights into the automotive repair industry.
      Also:
      Types of vehicles worked on at Austin Automotive Weather conditions in Canon City, Colorado Challenges of programming and dealing with different vehicle modules Frustration with the lack of access to software and tools for electronic module repair Importance of having the right tools in the shop  
      Thanks to our Partner, NAPA Autotech napaautotech.com
       
      Email Matt: [email protected]
      Diagnosing the Aftermarket A - Z YouTube Channel HERE
      Aftermarket Radio Network: https://aftermarketradionetwork.com/
      Click to go to the Podcast on Remarkable Results Radio


  • Our Sponsors



×
×
  • Create New...