In 2005, a researcher at Cardiff University devised an equation to supposedly determine the most depressing day of the year, or 'Blue Monday' for short. Measuring factors such as the number of days since Christmas, the weather and even the arrival of unpaid credit card bills, he concluded that each year the worst day falls on the 3rd Monday of [...]
Freelancing was once considered something which only marketing, IT and accounting execs could do, but today this new way of working is creeping across all industries, with reports stating that one in seven of us will be self-employed by 2020, and the motor trade is certainly not exempt from this. In fact, demand for temporary technicians in the UK, to [...]
Recent reports released by the IMI have painted a bleak outlook for the motor trade in the recruitment of school leavers and apprentices. Just a quarter of parents reported that they would be happy for their child to take the vehicle technician route, compared to 59% who favoured their offspring pursuing an engineering career. These somewhat damning figures illustrate the [...]
It's great to feature not in one, but two articles of the August 2018 issue of The Garage magazine. Click on the images below to read the articles. Click here to read the Garage magazine, Issue 280 in full.
By Gavin White, Managing Director, Autotech Recruit* According to reports, car manufacturers and garage owners say they can’t hire the skilled talent they need and, as the baby boomers retire in their droves, there is set to be a surplus of jobs going begging. Couple this with column inches on the fact that the younger, so-called Generation Z don’t want [...]
At a time when consumers are demanding transparency, convenience and personalisation, the new MOT rules add an additional layer of confusion for motorists when it comes to car repairs. A recent RAC survey of 1,866 motorists found that 49% were confused by the ‘Minor’ category, assuming this would mean an automatic fail, when it fact it means the vehicle [...]