Podcast: How to Overcome the Technician Shortage (w/ Cecil Bullard)

Aug. 16, 2022

Cecil Bullard of the Institute for Automotive Business Excellence discusses how shops can outlast and outsmart the technician shortage by making some strategic changes to their business models.

On this episode of Ratchet+Wrench Radio, Cecil Bullard of the Institute for Automotive Business Excellence stops in to discuss how shop owners can overcome the technician shortage. Cecil discusses:

  • Why raising labor rates is necessary to attract top talent
  • A simple formula to raise rates today
  • The need to create a career path for today's technician
  • The importance of having the right atmosphere and benefits
  • Why shops should proactively get involved in student programs
  • Self-assessing your business model
  • Why you need to constantly be recruiting
  • The silver lining

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