As the colder weather sets in, many people will be booking a service to ensure their vehicles are ready for winter. As this busy period is set to coincide with a potential spike in holiday leave during October half term, garage owners need to act quickly to ensure they can cover any labour shortfalls, which could leave an unwelcome dent in their profit margins.
Employing a temporary vehicle technician on a short-term basis can make the difference between turning customers away and having the flexibility to say yes while creating up-sell opportunities through parts.
Holiday times are inherently a period of labour shortages, and, ideally, garage owners should proactively look at shortfalls and pre-empt when to book temporary cover. However, railroaded by the day to day running of a business, recruiting temporary cover is often a reactive process.
Encouragingly, Autotech Recruit’s UK-wide network of experienced and vetted vehicle technicians and MOT testers can be called upon at any point, with contracts starting from just one day.
Having taken their employment and development into their own hands, temporary vehicle technicians are highly skilled and proficient across all areas of vehicle technology. Many have also been trained by leading manufacturers who are increasingly turning to temporary technicians to quell their resource shortage.
“Empty bays and servicing ramps could cost a garage around £3,000 a day in lost revenue,” Gavin White, MD of Autotech Recruit explains. “Employing a temporary vehicle technician is a quick and cost-effective solution to ensure efficiency and productivity are maintained. We know what it takes to keep a garage running and have a vast network of temporary MOT testers and vehicle technicians at our fingertips, whose services we can place immediately.”
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