Technician Recruiting

How to Find Technicians to Work in Your Shop – Guidebook

Introduction: Why is it So Hard to Find Technicians? Shop owners and people in charge of hiring are all too familiar with the struggle of finding technicians. The technician shortage is not a new issue. However, it is becoming more urgent for shops to take action. The statistics vary, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics

2023-02-21T13:00:15-05:00By |Technician Recruiting|

Build & Promote a Shop Culture to Boost Your Technician Recruiting

Your shop’s culture is the personality of your business and what makes it unique. So it should be no surprise to hear shop culture is important to technicians. In a recent WrenchWay Insiders poll, 58% of technicians voted that the shop’s work environment (including shop culture) is more important to them than compensation, career development,

2023-02-21T13:00:15-05:00By |Technician Recruiting|

The Challenges of Recruiting Diesel Technicians

Why is it so hard to recruit diesel technicians? Technicians are hard to find, job requirements vary greatly, and there are simply just not enough of qualified techs. This isn’t just traditional recruiting; this is try everything we’ve ever tried before and do it every single day 2x a day! I’m exaggerating a little bit,

2023-02-21T13:00:16-05:00By |Technician Recruiting|

Technician Shortage—Why It Exists & What Needs to Change

The U.S is in route to see a shortage of 642,000 technicians by 2024, if trends continue, according to a new study by TechForce Foundation. Not only is it an issue to get young people interested in the industry, but also to keep the ones that are new to the industry. Millennials are three times

2023-02-21T13:00:17-05:00By |Technician Recruiting|

The Importance of Video for Recruiting Technicians, ft. Fred Gestwicki Jr, Fix-It With Fred

The research around the importance of using video for recruiting is insurmountable. A few things to consider: Video content on social media gets 1200% more shares than text and image content (G2Crowd). Job posts with videos get 800% more engagement (Talentlyft). People spend 2.6 times longer on pages that contain video (Wistia). We recently sat

Why Shops & Dealerships Should Put Salary in Technician Job Postings

Writing an automotive technician job posting that entices candidates to apply is no easy task. Often times, one of the biggest sticking points for many shops and dealerships wanting to hire technicians is, “Should I include salary in technician job postings?” The quick answer: Absolutely. Shops Not Posting Salary Range are Missing Out on Qualified

2023-02-21T13:00:21-05:00By |Technician Recruiting|

Why is There a Shortage of Technicians?

Over the last few years, I have read countless articles and posts on LinkedIn and other social media about the shortage of technicians in the available workforce or labor pool as a whole. There is a shortage of technicians and an overall declining interest in the trade as a result of four major issues: Compensation

2023-02-21T13:00:45-05:00By |Technician Recruiting|

Video for Recruiting is Easy – Get Started Guide for Shops

Video has become an incredibly important part of recruiting in every industry, and the automotive and diesel industries are no exception. In fact, in a recent WrenchWay Insiders poll question, 85% of technicians say they think video helps them to determine if a shop is a good fit for them. Unfortunately, the automotive and diesel

2023-02-21T13:00:47-05:00By |Technician Recruiting|

Need to Hire Mechanics? Get More Applicants By Recruiting Passive Candidates

Dealerships and shops are having a hell of a time trying to find technicians to hire. Not only are we working against a national technician shortage, but less than 5% of technicians are actively looking for jobs. For many of the dealerships and shops we talk to, the bulk of their recruiting strategy revolves around

2023-02-21T13:00:49-05:00By |Technician Recruiting|

How Shops Should Approach Technicians on Reverse Job Posts

It’s been about two months since we announced the release of Reverse Job Posts, a new way for shops to find technicians looking for work. Reverse Job Posts flip the traditional job board around: Technicians fill out a short questionnaire outlining their skill set and what they’re looking for in a shop. No resume needed.

2023-02-21T13:00:52-05:00By |News, Technician Recruiting|
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