WrenchWay Blog2022-10-03T17:44:12-05:00

19 Automotive Leaders Share Their Top Priority Going Into 2023

We recently asked leaders in the automotive industry: What is your number one priority going into 2023? Not surprisingly, we saw some common themes, including focusing on: Production Career development and training Recruiting and retention Customer service and retention Check out what they had to say below. "My focus is

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2022 Technician Survey Results, Meredith Collins, Ducker Carlisle

Episode Description Meredith Collins from Ducker Carlisle joins us to discuss the results of their latest technician survey. The survey includes responses from about 30,000 technicians and dives deep into technician demographics, compensation, workload, and more. (1:27) Guest Background (6:59) Advice to Young People Interested in the Industry (10:05) About

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5 Tips for Growing a Successful Advisory Committee

The key to a successful automotive, diesel, and collision program depends on their advisory committee. Advisory committees provide instructors with up-to-date information from people working in the industry. And, the industry can provide instructors with information on what they need students to learn to be successful on the job. Below

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Growing Your Own ft. Lindsey Trett, Walser Automotive Group

Episode Description If a shop isn’t growing its own technicians, turnover and retention will continue to be a huge problem in the automotive industry. Lindsey Trett, Director of Talent Acquisitions of Walser Automotive Group, shares her expertise on how shops can grow their own technicians by creating a solid career

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Top 3 Ways to Attract Skilled Workers During a Talent Shortage

Businesses everywhere are experiencing a universal shortage of talent. A recent study by NFIB showed that 46% of all small business owners reported job openings they could not fill in the current period, down three points from August, while the number of unfilled job openings far exceeds the 48-year historical

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How to Conduct Successful Performance Reviews for Technicians

It’s that time of year again when many shops and dealerships are getting ready to conduct annual performance reviews. It can be easy for annual reviews to become a “check-the-box” item on the to do list. However, shops and dealerships need to look at these conversations strategically in order to

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Breaking Down Supply Chain ft. Tim Eisenmann, Torqata

Episode Description Are you fully leveraging data to boost customer satisfaction? Tim Eisenmann, CEO of Torqata, joins us to discuss how shops can use data as a tool to help predict supply chain issues. (1:22) Guest Background (10:07) The Decision-Making Process of Starting a Business (16:08) Understanding Inventory and Carrying

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Building a Network to Support Automotive Programs ft. Scott Norman, Pittsburg State University

Episode Description Automotive programs need more support than ever if we want to improve the technician shortage. Scott Norman, Professor and Automotive Coordinator at Pittsburg State University, joins us to discuss how building relationships with industry and alumni networks is key to running successful automotive programs. (01:15) - Guest Background

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What’s New in Automotive? ft. Dan Shine, Automotive News

Episode Description Labor shortages, parts shortages, advances in technology… Keeping up with what’s going on in the automotive industry is no easy task. Dan Shine, Senior Editor, Automotive News, joins us to discuss some of the most talked about topics in the automotive industry right now and how the industry

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5 Ways to Recruit Veterans to Your Shop

Technicians are in high demand across the entire country, and veterans who have experience as military technicians offer a unique skill set that can bring a lot of value to shops. Of course, military veterans will apply through regular job postings from time to time. But, shops that take the

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