Collision Repair Industry Tip: Retain Skilled People With Non-Qualified Benefits

Non-qualified benefits help your company protect itself against the loss of the people who make the most significant contributions.

By Rachel Jameson – June 29, 2022 Body Shop Business (Read Original Article)

Though most collision centers across the country have had their fair share of challenges in recruiting and retaining technicians over the last several years, there are solutions that have offered some relief to the age-old problem of finding a good technician.

Finding a good “wrench” was a significant problem in the industry before the advent of COVID, but these unprecedented times have made the problem even worse and forced many collision center owners to rethink their approaches to their teams.

A Change in Approach

According to Forbes, approximately 50% of workers are now considered millennial, which means we have to change the way we approach our employees.

Millennials want more flexibility in their careers. Unfortunately, though, the technology to remotely repair a vehicle from the comfort of your couch has not hit the industry yet. As employers, the tools we used to get to 2022 are not the same tools we’ll need to retain the technicians we want for the future. Talented painters, estimators, foremen and technicians may be a collision center’s most important asset, and losing them could be its biggest liability. This means rethinking the way we attract and retain talent.

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