Recruiting Overseas Skilled Technicians

In my previous article, I discussed how Australia’s significant skill shortages in the automotive trades evolved. In this article, I will discuss the implications of skills shortages for the industry and a solution to address those skills shortages. Typical responses...

Speed V Quality

I am constantly being asked to coach tradesmen on this ever present issue. Employer: Tradesman is not working quickly enough, therefore costing me money. Me: How long has he been working for you? Employer: 3 maybe 4 weeks? Me: Does he know that you would like him to...

Procrastination, the Enemy of Progress

Why do we wait to be sure about appointing a new staff member even when we know we have to? How much assurance do we need? Everyone who has ever had to hire staff has been burnt at some time, when things have gone wrong. This story is as old as business itself. What...