The Right Choice

Everett Akkerman

  By Evert Akkerman We usually hear how bad decisions have hurt or sunk a business, but indecision can be just as bad. An indecisive company president or a franchise owner puts an entire organization in limbo, losing agility, speed and competitive edge. The best and brightest often leave, and it’s harder to attract new […]

Making a Dent in Recruitment: Plan and Anticipate

Annabelle Cormack, President of Cormack Recruitment, believes that proactive hiring is the best way to stay on top of your work.

By Josh White Vancouver, British Columbia — June 23, 2017 — Are your hiring practices reactive or proactive? Annabelle Cormack, President of Cormack Recruitment, believes that proactive hiring is the best way to stay on top of your work.  Cormack and her team partner with employers in several industries to source and acquire employees to fill […]

Expanding your human resources search area can yield good results

By Mike Davey Halifax, Nova Scotia — November 27, 2015 — Good help can be hard to find. It’s a cliché, but owners and managers of collision repair facilities know that it’s also the cold, hard truth. Kelvin Campbell experienced this first hand when he ran a nationwide campaign seeking experienced techs to work at […]

AIA Canada report outlines challenges for women in automotive trades

Ottawa, Ontario — June 23, 2016 — AIA Canada has released a new assessment report outlining the current landscape for women working in the automotive trades. The report, Advancing Women in Automotive Knowledge Exchange Needs Assessment,” also provides recommendations for increasing the number of women currently working in the trade. The assessment report is based […]

AIA Canada outlines labour market project at official launch event

Toronto, Ontario — March 5, 2017 — The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada  has officially announced the launch of a new labour market intelligence project for the automotive aftermarket in Canada. The project, formally known as the Aftermarket Labour Market Intelligence (ALMI), aims to provide unprecedented access to functional and timely labour market information […]

From school to shop: One woman’s journey into collision repair

By Erin McLaughlin   Fredericton, New Brunswick — May 31, 2017 — Emilie Duguay always knew that she wanted to go into the trades, though it wasn’t until near the end of high school when she discovered collision repair as a career option. It was a discovery that would result in her securing employment at […]

Survey: Majority of surveyed shops plan to hire in the near future

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — June 13, 2017 — Planning to hire in the next few months? You’re not alone. Collision Repair magazine’s latest survey asked our readers a variety of questions related to increasing and decreasing staffing levels. The majority of respondents (72 percent) indicated they intended to hire at least one additional […]