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The four key principles of successful recruitment

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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.

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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.

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