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Category: Recruitment & Retainment

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, […]

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Why Technicians Ghost Shops & How Shops Can Manage Ghosting

It happens to all shop owners… After sorting through countless resumes from applicants who just don’t have the right (or any) qualifications for the position you’re hiring for, that perfect A tech resume comes across your desk. You can’t get your hands on the phone fast enough to schedule the interview. A few days later, […]

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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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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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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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How Shops Can Promote Auto Mechanic Job Openings on Facebook

With 79% of job applicants using social media in their job search, it is imperative for shops to be posting and sharing their job openings on social media. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, kind of. It turns out there are a lot of different ways to post a job openings on social media, and of […]

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Where to Advertise Jobs for Automotive Technicians

The industry-wide shortage of diesel and automotive technicians has shops in a never-ending battle to find and recruit qualified techs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates an average of 76,000 technicians are needed each year to replace those who are retiring or leaving the industry. As qualified techs become harder to find, it becomes […]

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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 a pay range in the job posting?” The quick answer: Absolutely. Shops Not Posting Salary Range are Missing Out […]

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Why Your Auto Shop Website Needs a Career Page

There are a number of places where technicians may see your job postings — the big ones being job boards and social media. However, regardless of whether they see your listing on LinkedIn or Indeed, chances are they’re going to go to your auto shop’s website to look for more information. With 77% of job […]

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