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The Game has Changed. So should the way you find Technicians – The “R” in GARAGE Plan.

I recently did a presentation for a group of Dealerships that I started with a question. That question was, “How different are Techs today as compared to Technicians from 20 years ago?”. Quite a few people chimed in on how different the job is from even the recent past. After a brief discussion of the […]

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5 Tips for an Amazing Job Description for Mechanics

One of the great parts about owning and managing a job board (our FindAMechanic.com platform) is that you’re able to see thousands of job descriptions come across your computer. While that might not sound all that exciting to most of you, it really is to us. It gives us a chance to check out what […]

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Getting Organized – The first “G”​ in the “GARAGE”​ Plan

We recently introduced our GARAGE plan (you can read here) to the public as a way to help shops develop a strategy around recruiting and retaining top quality Technicians. The feedback on the plan itself has been great but we’ve been asked to take an even deeper dive into this. Our feeling is that we need […]

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Need a plan for finding Techs? Our video for the GARAGE Plan is finally here.

Per request, we’re sending along the video we put together to explain our GARAGE plan. Use this plan to change your approach to finding Techs.   https://www.useloom.com/share/48572d13733846ba94329937520328b2

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Not getting the Techs you want? It’s time for a paradigm shift.

If finding a Mechanic or Technician is becoming increasingly difficult for you, you’re not alone. We speak with shops on a daily basis that are in desperate need of help, which isn’t a surprise to anybody. What has been a surprise is how little effort is given to the actual recruiting process itself. In a […]

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Flat Rate is DEAD as we know it. (Kind of)

One of the most debated subjects in our business is pay plans for Technicians. Some Techs feel like they are getting ripped off by an outdated pay plan while others feel like there is opportunity to put some extra cash in their pocket. Shop Owners and Managers struggle to find the right incentive plan that […]

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Take Advantage of the Opportunities in Front of You – The Future of Technicians is BRIGHT!

Like many other people that go off to trade school, I had a goal of going to learn about how to work on cars . (In looking back, I’m not sure why I even bothered as I thought I already knew everything). I envisioned a career where I got really good at my craft and […]

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What is your unique differentiator and why is your shop different?

We continually hear, day after day, how difficult it is to find good help from shop owners across the country. “Can’t find anybody that is reliable and can actually diagnose or fix things” is a common thought communicated to us…and in all honesty, it’s really what drives our business. We help shops not only go […]

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Auto shops: 3 changes to save your future

I talk to the owners of auto shops large and small — from dealerships to two-man shops — and they’re all asking themselves the same question. “If I want to keep running this business for another 20 years, who is going to work here? What will the be the carrot that brings young technicians back […]

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That Chip On Your Shoulder…

Like many people in the service industry, I grew up with a bit of a chip on my shoulder. I wasn’t all that great of a student growing up, nor did I particularly care to be. Nothing in school besides gym class really kept my interest for more than a couple of minutes. Instead, I […]

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