Automotive & HD Business Management Articles.
Bob Greenwood. September 16, 2015. ( over 3 years ago ) 673 views
Building a TEAM in today’s business can be seen as a true challenge for any manager or owner. As challenging as it is, management must constantly strive to put the right people in the right place within the business. In order to do this, the right Management “mind-set” must be in place. Here are a few rules to follow so your business can reach the level it must to make it work for everyone—everyone is management, staff and the client we all serve.
Accept and adopt the practice that you’re hiring 365 days a year. You never know when that one right person may come along. Your team must understand the business culture that “we will always strive to be the very best we can be”. It is everyone’s responsibility to keep on learning. If a team member is a measurement of 2 out of 5, and is failing to work on improving themselves, and you find a person who can replace the current team member because he/she is a 4 out of 5, the bus door opens and the weaker person gets replaced. The team must understand that in today’s world “average” is unacceptable. We stand for “excellence” not “mediocrity”.
Advertise NATIONALLY with a professional on-line application form. You would be surprised at how many people are looking to move around and maybe it’s perhaps coming home after a 5-year term somewhere. They’re out there. but you must use every method to find them. On-line applications replace the resume concept as it is more telling than a resume will ever be. Reach out, learn and find the possibilities.
Step out of the box in terms of the type of people you hire. Consider looking for and hiring a Veteran who has returned from active duty and is now looking for their second career. They have excellent discipline skills, understand working as a team and take great pride in the skill level they can bring. You would be responsible for training them into the orientation of your business and the aftermarket
The staffing opportunities are abundant within the aftermarket, yet shops have problems because they still use the old methods of putting a business together. Slow down and look around. It’s a new world out there.