Technician Recruiting

Best Practices for Recruiting Technicians in 2024

The beginning months of the year are a prime time for technicians to look for new opportunities, whether for personal growth or career advancement. However, considering the ongoing technician shortage, hiring efforts have become a year-round focus for shops, not just a seasonal effort. So, no matter the time of year, here are some best

2024 Technician & Mechanic Stats: Recruiting, Job Satisfaction, Pay, and More

To stay competitive during the technician shortage, recruiters and shop managers need to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and insights in regards to technician recruiting. We’ve made it real easy for you by compiling 39 compelling stats that we gathered from our latest Voice of Technician Survey and WrenchWay Shop Talk polls. Technician Hiring

13 Experts Offer Their Predictions for Recruiting Technicians in 2024

Most professionals working in the automotive or diesel industry would agree that recruiting technicians is not getting any easier or less complex. The technician shortage coupled with the technological advancements that have changed how technicians find, research, and assess potential employers have made hiring for technicians even more difficult for shops and dealerships. As we

How to Use WrenchWay Top Shop Pages to Keep Technician Candidates Engaged Throughout the Hiring Process

When most shops and dealerships think of WrenchWay Top Shop pages, they think of it as a tool to use to supplement their technician recruiting efforts. Top Shop pages are a great way to give technicians a look at what it’s actually like to work at your shop. We see many shops including a link

How to Attract Gen Z Employees to Your Shop – Part 2

In the next two years, Gen Z is expected to form 27% of the workforce. Coupled with the aging technician population, shops need to make it a priority now to understand and adapt to the unique needs and values of this up-and-coming generation. We recently shared an article to help shops better understand what Gen

How to Attract Gen Z Employees to Your Shop – Part 1

We aren’t getting any younger, are we? And, unfortunately for shop owners and managers, this is especially true for technicians. The average age of technicians in the automotive and diesel industry is 40+ years old. With the technician shortage, hiring is a priority for shops. However, with the aging technician population, it’s even more important

Are Your Shop’s Technician Recruiting & Retention Methods Outdated?

Things are forever changing in the automotive industry. New vehicles and technology are forcing shops to evolve their processes and procedures. However, many shops and dealerships are still stuck in the stone age when it comes to recruiting and retaining technicians. In this blog, WrenchWay and RepairPal partner up to evaluate the recruiting and retention

Want to Recruit Technicians? 5 Lessons from Marketing

The recruiting game has changed. It was certainly a lot easier when throwing a “Help Wanted” sign in the window or posting an ad on Indeed actually lead to quality applicants. The good news is it is still possible to produce a steady stream of technician applicants to your shop. The bad news is you

Technicians Share How to Fix the Technician Shortage

Everyone loves to talk about how we can fix the national technician shortage, but few people are asking the individuals who can truly give us the answer: the technicians themselves. We recently asked technicians: What is the one thing that needs to change to improve the technician shortage? Obviously, it's not one thing that needs

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Recruiting Technicians

Finding technicians to apply is hard enough. The last thing any hiring manager or shop owner wants is to lose that applicant during the recruitment and hiring process. Yet, this happens every day. A recent survey showed nearly half of the respondents declined a job offer because of a poor recruitment experience (PWC). The good

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