The first article in this series listed more than 25 tactics to increase your business success, all of them based on my experience. I started with nothing and didn’t get to college, so I know you can achieve maximum success, regardless of your education. E-mail me to get the first article (or any of the … Read more Find A Good Mentor And Be A Good Mentee
How much should I be paying an operator? This is one of the questions I hear often. I’m also told “I can’t find anyone to run this equipment.” For me there are several things that work for you and against you in the equipment world. The physical condition of your equipment, the elements you use … Read more What Is A Good Machine Operator Worth?
Having returned from NACE ‘s Automechanika held in Chicago, Illinois, I have much to report. From my perspective, even though the McCormick Place Convention area housed lots of helpful and informative vendors, it seemed like there were less attendees than last year. That’s not good! When fellow auto recyclers that come all this way to … Read more Thinking Outside the Box
We hear this over and over again. Why can’t we get good applicants from our job postings? Statistics The hiring environment favors people that are looking for employment. The June 2017 statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the following: 6.2 million job vacancies and 5.2 million hires These numbers tell us that there … Read more I Can’t Find Good People
Let’s talk about one of our favorite auto recycling subjects, shall we? The one group that recyclers have a love/hate relationship with. The customers that we can’t live with and can’t live without. The two words that strike fear in a recycler’s heart: BODY SHOPS Yes, someone has to say it, and most of you … Read more Real Time Part Verification (RTP) and Your Business
I have been on a whirlwind tour lately and have seen lots of recyclers and one of the things that we spent time talking about is the customer experience. How many of us stop and look at the facility from the customer’s point of view? You have many different perspectives that you deal with. What … Read more Put Yourself In Your Customer’s Shoes
We expect big things out of the 74th Annual ARA Convention and Exposition this year in Dallas — big ideas, big opportunities, and big attendance. ARA looks forward to welcoming professional automotive recyclers from the United States and around the world to this larger-than-life city, and has been busy planning a program that showcases speakers … Read more Tackling Big Issues at the 74th Annual ARA Convention & Exposition