The People Person: Lion Electric names Nathalie Giroux chief people officer

Montreal, Quebec — Lion Electric announced on Wednesday that Nathalie Giroux has been named Chief People Officer (CPO) of the Quebec-based EV developer, effective August 9, 2021. Giroux’s new role will see her oversee Lion Electric’s human resources needs, as well as having a “focus on company culture and employee engagement as Lion continues to […]

Survey: Hiring quality staff tops the list of repairer concerns

"Hiring quality staff" was the top-ranked concern for collision repairers that participated in our survey, scoring at least twice as high as any other response.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — August 8, 2017 — What keeps you up at night? If you’re like the majority of shop owners who responded to our most recent survey, then the answer is “hiring quality staff.” This was far and away the strongest answer from our survey respondents, with 50 percent of respondents […]

Fix Auto St. Catharines recruits on attitude

Johnny D'Ambrosio, co-owner of Fix Auto St. Catharines, working with a young technician. The shop has fostered a culture that encourages young people to stay and advance.

By Erin McLaughlin St. Catharines, Ontario — June 27, 2017 — Millennials, recruit and retain often appear in the same sentence, and as the workforce ages and young people start growing into working members of society, the conversation on how to integrate them into the collision repair industry is becoming increasingly important.  A third generation […]

AIA Canada launches labour market project

By Mike Davey Ottawa, Ontario — February 15, 2017 — Every repairer has seen firsthand the advancing technology in today’s vehicles. In turn, this level of advancement requires that technicians and other production staff must learn new skills to ensure safe and high-quality repairs. It’s essential for shop owners to have access to useful and […]

New portal helps shops connect with skilled staff

The new CollisionCommunity.com will serve as a portal for hiring, training opportunities and much more!

Peterborough, Ontario — September 5, 2016 — Matching talent with opportunity in the collision repair industry just got a lot easier. Media Matters, Inc. has officially launched CollisionCommunity.com, a new online portal dedicated to the collision repair industry and designed to help collision repair facilities find the skilled tradespeople they need.    The new online […]

Opportunity knocks: Beta testers needed for collisioncommunity.com

The all-new collisioncommunity.com will serve as a portal for hiring, training opportunities and much more!

Peterborough, Ontario — April 27, 2016 — The all-new collisioncommunity.com, powered by Collision Repair magazine, needs you! Beta testers are needed for the all-new collisioncommunity.com classified and career website. As a beta tester, you will receive a free one-year Gold Membership which allows you to post up to 12 career listings. We need your help to […]

Prochilo Brothers partner with COSTI to combat labour shortage

Adam Prochilo with Justice Otoo and Devon G. Walters, candidates from COSTI Employment Services.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — March 9, 2016 — Like many repairers, the leadership team at Prochilo Brothers Auto Collision in Toronto, Ontario, have met challenges when trying to fill staff positions. However, they’ve risen to meet them by growing their own solution. The facility has aligned with COSTI Employment Services. COSTI provides educational, […]

The next generation of collision repair techs

Mike Kennelly

By Mike Kennelly Is it just me or would it seem that good employees are hard to come by? Well, are you looking to fit an immediate need or looking to make a good investment? Is the tech you’re looking for really the best option for the next generation of vehicle repairs?   I want […]