Employees

Protection in the Pit: Valvoline Develops A New Face Guard

Protection in the Pit: Valvoline Develops A New Face Guard

Working on the underside of vehicles presents unique hazards to automotive technicians. Quick lube technicians must navigate a constant stream ... Read More
Anything Worth Doing is Worth Doing Correctly

Anything Worth Doing is Worth Doing Correctly

This month we are going to be discussing a situation that many lube shop managers and owners may find themselves ... Read More
Four Strategies to Keep Employees Motivated

Four Strategies to Keep Employees Motivated

How do you keep staff motivated and positive during the day? Sometimes things get slow around the shop, and that’s ... Read More
The Right Fit Makes the Difference: Ten Steps to Better Hiring

The Right Fit Makes the Difference: Ten Steps to Better Hiring

“Why do we have such a hard time getting on the same page? We rarely agree on who to hire ... Read More
Employee Handbooks: Profitable Tools for Small Businesses

Employee Handbooks: Profitable Tools for Small Businesses

What commonly neglected business tool can help your workplace run more smoothly, orient new employees quickly and reduce your risk ... Read More
Hiring Workers In a Tight Labor Market

Hiring Workers In a Tight Labor Market

Last May, the U.S. unemployment rate dipped below 4 percent, the lowest it had been in 18 years. June’s rate ... Read More
Burnout: An Ever-Present Risk that Could Damage Your Life

Burnout: An Ever-Present Risk that Could Damage Your Life

How to Keep It from Happening Burnout is a risk that hovers menacingly over the head of every entrepreneur. It ... Read More
Workplace Violence: How to Reduce the Risk of Tragedy

Workplace Violence: How to Reduce the Risk of Tragedy

It’s a nightmare scenario that haunts every business owner: A troubled employee’s simmering anger finally boils over into an act ... Read More
Hands-On Training Makes a Difference

Hands-On Training Makes a Difference

People who know me know that I’m a big believer in the importance of training. That is why this stat ... Read More
Female Friendly: How to Attract, Hire and Retain Women as Employees

Female Friendly: How to Attract, Hire and Retain Women as Employees

Only 26 percent of the workforce in the automotive industry, including manufacturing, are roles held by women. With this in ... Read More
Set Ground Rules to Squash Team Conflicts

Set Ground Rules to Squash Team Conflicts

Workplaces are full of diverse personalities who communicate in unique ways. These differences in personalities are what make conflict resolution ... Read More
High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Drive More Employee Engagement

High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Drive More Employee Engagement

We all seem to get it by now — more engaged employees perform at a higher level. The organizations that ... Read More
How to Keep Your “A” Players

How to Keep Your “A” Players

It’s a nightmare scenario for any business: A star employee suddenly decides to jump ship for the competition. “Customers will ... Read More
Four Ways to Combat Lukewarm Leadership

Four Ways to Combat Lukewarm Leadership

Followers pay attention and watch more closely than given credit for. Indifference, lackluster communications and lethargic efforts are often more ... Read More
How to Create a Respectful Workplace

How to Create a Respectful Workplace

Yesterday, Jake complimented Sarah on her “sexy” new hairdo. Today he patted Marianne on the shoulder and thanked her for ... Read More
Training Day: New Services May Require Staff Training

Training Day: New Services May Require Staff Training

For the shop owner looking to add some services there is most certainly the usual checklist: does the community need ... Read More
Seven Methods to Put Management Pillars into Practice

Seven Methods to Put Management Pillars into Practice

People management has drastically changed since earlier decades, where the corporation was king and people were just workers to serve ... Read More
Igniting Your Team to New Levels of Performance

Igniting Your Team to New Levels of Performance

When it comes to constructing a team of people who work well together to create winning outcomes, knowing “how to” ... Read More
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