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By Joe Marconi in Joe's BlogA recent study, done by Harvard Business School, concluded that the real problem with attracting and retaining employees has more to do with the workplace environment, not pay or benefits. While the study did find that an adequate pay plan and offering an attractive benefits package did help with recruiting and retention, it’s not enough to satisfy the needs of employees, especially those of front-line workers.
The study also stated that in 2021, many companies were convinced that giving raises, sign-on bonuses, and other perks would solve the worker shortage problem and prevent people from quitting. However, this strategy did not work. So, what does work regarding attracting quality people and keeping them employed?
Essentially, it all comes down to the culture of your company. Management: do all it can to consider the individual needs of your employees. Your employees want to feel that they have a voice, that their opinion counts, and that their role in your company is both respected and recognized. Yes, pay and a great benefits package will go a long way toward making your employees feel secure, but that’s only financial security. People want more than money.
To attract and keep top talent requires creating a company that people feel proud to work for. You need to reach the hearts and minds of your employees. Become a leader that people are enthusiastic about working for. You want your employees bragging to their friends and family that your shop is a great place to work!
Step one to attracting and retaining quality employees: Create an amazing workplace environment for your employees! Trust me, happy employees make happy shop owners too!
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Coach Chris Cotton from Autofix Auto Shop Coaching provides tips and advice on how to write effective procedures for auto repair shops. He emphasizes the significance of having clear and concise processes and procedures in place for auto repair shop owners to increase efficiency, reduce errors, and improve customer satisfaction. Coach Chris suggests that procedures should be written in a way that communicates what readers need to know, not just what they want to know. He also provides a step-by-step guide on how to create them and highlights the importance of writing at an appropriate reading level, avoiding jargon and slang, and explaining assumptions.
Creating Processes and Procedures [00:00:59] Coach Chris Cotton discusses the importance of creating processes and procedures for auto repair shop owners, and offers to teach a class on the topic.
Importance of Clear and Concise Processes and Procedures [00:01:55] Coach Chris Cotton explains how clear and concise processes and procedures can increase efficiency, reduce errors, and improve customer satisfaction in auto repair shops.
Effective Procedure Writing Skills [00:04:42] Coach Chris Cotton provides tips and advice on how to write effective procedures for auto repair shops, including the importance of being accurate, brief, and readable.
Step by Step [00:08:26] Tips on how to gather information and write procedures for auto repair shops.
Assessing Design Elements [00:12:08] The importance of using flow charts, scripts, question and answer formats, and matrix tables to accompany written procedures.
Final Draft Approval [00:14:50] The process of reviewing and approving the final draft of a procedure by stakeholders and department managers.
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More and more privately owned businesses have been the victims of ADA Title III compliance lawsuits than ever before, and a growing number of these lawsuits are due to lack of compliance on the business’ website.
It’s more important than ever that your auto repair shop’s website is compliant.
Join Brian in this episode to talk about what it means for shop’s website to be ADA compliant.
I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice Just like your office door needs a ramp and bathroom needs handrails, your website needs to be able to be viewed by those with vision and hearing impairments This is not just total blindness and deafness but any impairments including colorblindness, poor vision, and hard of hearing. There are 2 main reasons you need your website to be ADA compliant The number of lawsuits happening It’s the right thing to do What makes a website ADA compliant? Over 100 factors Most important factors are: Skip nav Image alt text Proper heading structure Labels on form fields Contrasting colors Clear, easy to read fonts Descriptive link text Subtitles on videos We use a free plugin with some nice features I won’t guarantee a website ADA compliant Do the basics and you’re probably good to go. Remember, I am not an attorney. Where to start - wave.webaim.org
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How To Get In Touch with Shop Marketing Pros
Group - Auto Repair Marketing Mastermind
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Facebook - facebook.com/shopmarketingpros
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