Hiring and retaining quality auto technicians is increasingly becoming one of the biggest challenges facing the retail automotive industry today. According to a report by TechForce Foundation, the US will be short approximately 642,000 automotive, diesel, and collision technicians by 2024 if the current trends continue.
Baby Boomer auto technicians are retiring faster than younger professionals are entering the field, however, the pandemic has made technical jobs more appealing to those out of work. And when businesses are fully operating again, there will be an increased need for automotive technicians, says Automotive News. With the right recruitment tools, your dealership can have a leg up on attracting those auto technicians open for work.
If your dealership is lacking in quality technicians, you risk overworking — and burning out — current employees and turning away service work, meaning customers will take their service business to your competitors. Consider the following recruitment tools to hire and retain auto technicians at your dealership.
Host Virtual Job Fairs
In a time when nearly every encounter is virtual, some dealerships might be surprised to learn job fairs are still an extremely effective recruitment tool. Napleton Automotive Group owns and operates over 55 retail automotive dealerships
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