WHAT’S CHANGED, WHAT’S COMING

Opportunities—and challenges— for Canada’s auto recycling industry Column by STEVE FLETCHER As I approach my thirtieth year in the auto recycling industry, I join many of my industry colleagues in observing that I have seen more industry changes in the past five years than in the previous 30. The last two years, driven by the […]

BLIND SPOTS

Does your inner circle have your back? Column by JAY PERRY As humans we are all subject to certain effects that limit ourselves in achieving our potential. One such effect is the bias that we are more competent in areas where we, in reality are not, thus over-estimating our abilities. Another effect is called ‘hindsight […]

HIRE AWAY

Deciphering the secrets to successful job postings Column by VENESSA DI VITO Have you been posting your automotive job openings across various HR job posting sites, only to find that there are few to NO applications showing up for the positions you are recruiting for? Does anyone know what has happened to all the applicants? […]

THE PEOPLE- ORIENTED PIVOT

How to maximize your most valuable asset Column by NANCY ROLLAND What is the most valuable asset of your business? Believe it or not, it’s not your real estate or your equipment—although those items cost you plenty. The most valuable assets of your business are the people you employ. The individuals you trust each day […]

THE PRIDE OF PARR AUTO BODY

Sorting mess in the name of success Column by TOM BISSONNETTE … CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS ISSUE Ah! The year 2000 was amazing! I realized I had lived in two different centuries and two different millenniums! Growing up as a kid we had no cell phones and no computers—we played outdoors and hunted gophers and rabbits. […]

BUREAUCRACY DESTROYS INNOVATION

There is no easy solve to the skill shortage Column by STEFANO LIESSI Through conversation and banter amongst sessions of training I am constantly pre- sented with the topic of skilled trades people—and the lack thereof. Now as I sip on my beverage and take a deep breath, I must practice the art of self-restraint […]