FTR 052: Build Your Bench – Kyle Holt and Jay Goninen
Kyle Holt President of SP/2 and Jay Goninen from ‘Find a Wrench’ speak to their expertise as supporters and recruiters of technician talent. They have the depth of experience and are speaking to you from their heart about your need to recruit talent when you don’t need the help. They will tell you why.
Kyle Holt is the President of S/P2 (sp2.org). S/P2 serves businesses and career tech schools in the automotive service, collision repair, heavy-duty/diesel, welding, construction, cosmetology, and culinary industries. S/P2 is used by over 175,000 students and employees every year across North America.
S/P2 provides industry-specific, online training in safety, environmental, ethics, human resources, and soft skills. S/P2 also works to help entry-level technicians enter and stay in the industry with S/P2 Careers – the largest resume database of entry-level technicians – and S/P2 Workplace Mentoring – a systematized mentoring system to train and track the progress of entry-level techs.
An entrepreneur with a strong background in e-learning and web-based systems, Kyle is passionate about providing businesses and career technical schools the ability to utilize technology to improve the lives of students and employees everywhere. Listen to Kyle’s previous episodes HERE.
Jay Goninen is president of Find A Wrench, which is a recruiting service used by shops around the country to assist them in finding Technicians. Jay’s company purchased a popular niche job board called FindAMechanic.com. Jay has a passion for promoting the industry and the many talented people we work with, and to be a voice for ‘those who don’t like to promote themselves. Listen to Jay’s previous episodes HERE.
Key Talking Points:
Recruiting while your shop is at full employment
Don’t wait to recruit for a new technician
74% of shops are looking for technicians and are open to entry-level technicians
Creating a solid technician requires an investment of time. Start today.
It is not if you are going to lose a technician but when
Proactive looking helps build a pipeline of candidates
You must be intentional on finding or going after high-quality team members
A special thanks to Kyle Holt and Jay Goninen for sharing their passion – For The Record.
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