Recruiting and Job Search for Industry Technicians and Owners – Elie Massabki [RR 536 ]

Elie Massabki is the founder and CEO of Mechanics & Body Shops Marketplace, a company focused on helping auto repair shops find talent and empowering automotive professionals through permanent job placement, free career advice, resume reviews and an App to find permanent jobs with reputable businesses and side/temporary jobs quickly. Elie is an automotive enthusiast who likes fixing his own car and advising business owners on business and HR-related issues. As a corporate executive, he led and coached large teams. He enjoys chatting with technicians on social media and brainstorming on ways to improve the industry. Elie holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (a Minor in Automotive Technology), and a Masters degree in Business Administration.

Key Talking Points:

  • Replacing technicians during Pandemic 10-15% layoffs right now
  • 70% income impacted with fewer hours/days
  • Average time to find and hire technician normal is 3.5 months
  • Businesses that are getting PPP loan are starting to look ahead for hiring
  • Master techs/diagnostician/specialists are scarce- smart business owners protect and retain them- strong defense is better than a strong offense
  • Temporary placement  More than half of technicians are over the age of 50- next 20 years we will lose half of them to retiring but most will want to continue to work. 
  • Cannot work 50 hours/week but want to help and temporary placement is the answer  
  • building vertical, consolidated marketplace for the automotive industryHelp with placement, career advice and resume
  • ASC certifications- part of career growth and education
  • Normally you don’t want to rush hiring- the automotive industry does not have this luxury, technicians make very quick decisions shop owners need to make an equally quick offer   
  • “Try before you hire” – hire for few days 
  • Prepare, plan, get readyBe ahead of the curve when pandemic ends- what are your needs?
  • Replace talent and find better talent for your shop


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Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast and the pioneer of automotive aftermarket podcasts. Carm calls on his years of experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

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