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Tire Business - The Tire Dealer's No. 1 News Source

 

Founded in 1983, Tire Business is an award-winning newspaper written for independent tire dealers and others in the tire and automotive service industries and automotive aftermarket.

Tire Business is published every other Monday with news updated daily online. Its in-depth news stories, engaging features and relevant special reports reach more than 30,000 print subscribers and thousands more online. Besides reporting on breaking news, Tire Business also compiles numerous rankings and industry statistics relating to the North American tire and automotive service markets, independent tire dealers, tire manufacturers, tire retreaders and the global tire market.

 

Tire Business is owned by Crain Communications Inc., which publishes 29 U.S. and international business and consumer publications, including Rubber & Plastics News, European Rubber Journal, AutoWeek, Automotive News and Advertising Age. Crain's editorial tenet-that published material must be of real importance to the reader and facts given accurately and fairly-distinguishes the company from its competitors.

Subscribers to Tire Business enjoy 26 print issues a year plus access to all areas of tirebusiness.com. Online-only subscriptions also are available. www.tirebusiness.com

 

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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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