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Coronavirus Knocked Us All On Our Asses

Wow… what a crazy time. I think our CEO at Find A Wrench, Mark Wilson, summed it up best when he said, “This past week has been at least 176 days long.” How quickly our world has been turned upside down by coronavirus. I’m only nine days into self-quarantine, and I’m already thinking about all […]

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Customer Spotlight: Replacing a Technician, Without Time Away from Business

About Otto Jacobs Company For 97 years, Otto Jacobs Company has been owned and operated by the Jacobs family in the tight-knit community of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Founded by Otto Jacobs in 1923, Otto Jacobs Company is currently under third generation ownership by Otto’s grandson, Jesse. And Jesse Jacobs recently welcomed his son, Evan, to […]

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How Transparency Can Help You Hire Technicians

At Find A Wrench, we are always encouraging our clients to be as transparent as possible throughout the hiring process. Transparency has been a hot topic for businesses for the last couple of years. In an age when people are used to googling, it has become an expectation to be able to find answers to […]

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Leadership Friction – The Technician/Manager Relationship

A common quote shared amongst the business community is that “people leave managers, not companies.” In a world where the competitive landscape surrounding the current technician market is at an all time high, this quote should resonate with shops as much as, if not more than, any other industry. While a number of other factors […]

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How to Retain Your Technicians

Hiring technicians is a pain point every shop and dealership is struggling with today. And after putting all the time, money, and effort into finding and hiring a qualified technician, the last thing any shop owner or manager wants is to lose them. The loss of a technician is expensive for a number of reasons. […]

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JASPER ® Partners with Find A Wrench to Help Shops Recruit Technicians

Jasper Engines & Transmissions, the nation’s leading remanufacturer of drivetrain components, and Find A Wrench (FAW), have partnered to offer tools and services for independent shop owners, and dealerships, struggling to find technicians, service advisors, and service managers. Find A Wrench works with independent shops and businesses across the country, helping them find, and acquire […]

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Attending ATI SuperConference? Let’s Chat About Hiring Techs

ATI SuperConference is a little over a month away, and we couldn’t be more excited! Every year, Automotive Training Institute (ATI) hosts their SuperConference which brings together top-performing shop owners to share their experiences and learn about industry trends. ATI SuperConference 2020 Details Omni La Costa Resort & Spa | Carlsbad, CA March 25-28, 2020 […]

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Want More Mechanics to Apply for Your Job? Make it Easier!

We’ve worked with shops and dealerships across the country to help them find mechanics to hire. When it comes to the number of applicants they get, there are some factors that shops simply cannot control (i.e., location, etc.). However, there are far more ways shops can influence the number of applicants they receive. One of […]

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How to Find Mechanics to Hire – Recruit Passive Candidates

If you’ve been trying to hire a mechanic for your shop or dealership, you have probably figured out quickly that the majority of qualified technicians are already employed and not actively looking for a new position. Hopefully you’ve already taken the first step of posting your job opening on every major job board (Indeed, ZipRecruiter, […]

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How to Choose a Recruiting Company For Shops & Dealerships

Working with an outside recruiting company can offer shops and dealerships a number of benefits. Finding and hiring qualified techs is a full-time job, and no shop owner or manager has that kind of time. But, choosing a recruiting company can also be pretty daunting. After all, there are approximately 20,000 staffing and recruiting companies […]

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Technician Salary Concerns – When a Tech Wants More than You’re Paying

We often get into conversations where a shop owner or manager is frustrated because a technician they really want to hire is asking for more money than what they are paying others in the shop. It doesn’t normally come out at first as the manager will just say, “He’s asking for too much money. We’re […]

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Why Shops & Dealerships Work With Automotive Recruiters

If you’re like most shop owners and hiring managers, then hiring for technicians is all too familiar. The shortage of technicians is a serious problem, and it’s growing. Chances are you’ve posted open positions on the major job boards such as Indeed and ZipRecruiter. You may have even paid for premium listings. (And, let’s face […]

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