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3 Ways Your Dealership Can Get High School Students Excited About Fixed Ops Careers

Between record low unemployment rates, Baby Boomers retiring at a rapid pace and fewer young job seekers interested in dealership careers, dealerships across the country are facing challenges with keeping fixed ops departments fully staffed. But with the added challenge of declining new vehicle profit margins, dealerships need ensure they’re fully staffed to turn their …

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Fixed Ops Employee Success Stories: AutoNation CEO Started as an Auto Technician

Whether considering a career as an auto technician or any other role, today’s job seekers demand clearly defined career paths and opportunities for continuous growth. And most people both inside and outside the retail automotive industry often make the mistake of thinking technicians have limited long-term career prospects. What today’s job seekers don’t realize is, …

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New Resource: 5 Tools to Attract and Hire Quality Fixed Ops Staff

Dealerships face many challenges when it comes to attracting quality applicants for service technician roles and other positions in the fixed ops department. Factors contributing to these challenges include fewer millennials seeking careers at dealerships, job seekers not understanding the opportunity service technician careers have to offer and Baby Boomer technicians rapidly retiring. To drive …

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Facing a Shortage of Dealership Service Technicians? Rethink Your People Strategy

Most dealerships face challenges when it comes to attracting quality applicants for service technician and other key roles in the service department. Many factors contribute to these challenges, including fewer millennials seeking careers at dealerships, job seekers not understanding the opportunity service technician careers have to offer and Baby Boomer technicians rapidly retiring. By rethinking …

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Looking to Hire Fixed Ops Staff at Your Dealership? Partner with Technical Schools

Fixed ops roles are among the most difficult positions to fill at any dealership. Between fewer young job seekers opting for dealership careers and Baby Boomer auto technicians retiring at a rapid rate, there is a shortage of quality talent on the market. And when your dealership is short a technician, it leaves a service …

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Here’s Why Dealerships Need to Focus on Fixed Ops Now More Than Ever

Following several years of ever-increasing growth, in 2017, experts predicted new vehicle sales have plateaued, and will likely decline in the coming years. Decreased sales, coupled with diminishing profit margins, mean dealers need to look beyond vehicle sales alone to maintain profitability in today’s competitive retail automotive market. So how can your dealership set itself …

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How Service Managers Can Benefit from Automated Flag Time Calculations

Calculating flag time – also known as flat rate pay – for dealership service technicians can be a frustrating task for any service manager. Most dealerships still use antiquated spreadsheets to track flag time, and service managers spend a lot of time manually tracking and calculating technician pay. Not only does manual flag time tracking …

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Auto Dealership Jobs: The True Cost of Service Technician Turnover

Service technicians are among the most challenging auto dealership jobs to fill and retain. Only 5% of today’s job seekers are interested retail automotive careers, and Baby Boomer technicians are retiring at a rapid rate, meaning dealerships are facing difficulties identifying and hiring quality auto technicians. And once technicians are hired, dealerships also struggle to …

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