RR 484: Jim Silverman – Attracting, Leading, and Growing Our Young Talent

Jim Silverman is the Director of National Accounts for ATI Automotive Training Institute.

Key Talking Points:

  • Want the new generations to stick around? We need to make the industry attractive to younger generations
  • Support employees-reverse pyramid. They are on top, management on bottom
  • Teamwork- it’s a feeling to be a part of a group, bond and share things in common, makes employees feel important. Pay and bonus structures- everyone can participate  
  • Meetings- should start every day with few minute huddle, brief discussion, lunch and learns instead of keeping people after work for training, quarterly meetings to discuss where everyone stands
  • Interviewing- interview to replace yourself (owner), who can grow into your position and succeed in business? Always be recruiting and looking ahead for 5 years. Hire who you need not who you think you need.

Resources:

  • Thanks to Jim Silverman for his contribution to the aftermarket’s premier podcast.
  • Link to the ‘BOOKS‘ page highlighting all books discussed in the podcast library HERE. Leaders are readers.
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About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast; the only one of its type in the automotive aftermarket. Carm calls on his 35 years’ experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

Listen to raw, unfiltered, honest, and sincere stories that include insights, trends, best practices and expertise. Each interview brings an opportunity to learn one new thing through the stories of personal achievement. Many podcast guests tell their story of transformation from working in their business to working on it.

As host, Carm uses his enthusiasm and passion for the aftermarket especially the service sector to take his listeners on a journey showcasing successful service professionals’ path to Remarkable Results. He also enjoys interviews with aftermarket industry thought leaders who bring their industry perspectives to his listener.