Dealers tell us that finding good employees is the top issue they are most concerned about. Low unemployment rates and a dwindling pool of applicants with the necessary skill set means the problem is not going away.
Wisconsin based dealership, Proven Power has several recruiting strategies that are paying off for them including seeking out veterans for their technical expertise as well as those from outside the equipment industry, who have a strong customer service background.
The dealership has locations in Oconomowoc and Waukesha, Wis., and carries John Deere, STIHL, Honda Power Equipment and numerous shortlines.
In this new series brought to you by Yanmar, service manager of Proven Power, Andy Flint is trying new ways to find employees with straightforward approaches that many dealers can adapt to their own markets.
The Rural Lifestyle Dealer podcast is brought to you by Yanmar.
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