A sponsored post from the Car Dealer Clinic in Issue 141
TO overcome the talent shortages within the automotive sector, as an employer, you need to adopt an all-round approach to recruitment, based on four key principles.
1) Permanent: Whilst offering fair salaries and benefits is beneficial, focus on improving the speed and quality of recruitment practices too.
If you are employing multiple technicians across multiple sites, consider streamlining the process and work with a provider who can offer a bespoke RPO solution – which could potentially save you up to 74 per cent in annual recruitment costs.
2) Outsourcing: Empty ramps can have a negative impact on the bottom line – to the tune of £3,000 per day for some workshops. Hire temporary technical staff to cover absences or in-house skill shortages.
3) Upskill existing workforce: Due to the fast-paced progression of vehicle technology, continuous upskilling needs to be a priority. If you invest in the ongoing training of your workforce, you are not only more likely to attract and retain talent, but also gain the competitive advantage.
4) Future talent: Work harder to attract the next generation of vehicle technicians through apprenticeships and stay open to the idea of hiring fresh-out-of-college talent. By spotting their potential early you can invest in their development and future-proof your business.
Please visit autotechrecruit.co.uk, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01234 240503.