DIGITAL comparison site BookMyGarage and recruitment specialists topEngineer have joined forces to create a package for garages of all sizes.
Karen Rotberg, the co-founder of BookMyGarage, said: ‘As we all know, garages find it challenging to get staff, be they workshop technicians, car sales and parts sales people, management and customer-facing front of house.
‘Finding, sourcing and vetting candidates for job posts can not only be expensive but heavily time-consuming, which takes staff away from their day-to-day work. What’s more, looking to a local or specialist recruitment agency means costs of approximately 14 per cent of the salary offered, at an average of £3,500 for a £25k salary. Book My Garage want to drive down costs and with topEngineer they have come up with a Purple Bricks model to save costs.’
Over the past five years, her daughter Jess Potts has been working on producing the award-winning advanced technology of topEngineer, which has quickly become one of the biggest engineer job boards in the UK, and Rotberg, who also co-founded Jobsite, said: ‘Our combined experience, passion and genuine love for garages and the motoring industry meant that we were able to build a strategy that helps both garages and staff find a match made in heaven.’
They say they have found a way to create two low-cost guarantee offers that help garages reach their goals. With a fixed-fee recruitment package saving thousands in agency fees and their Trust Starter package guaranteeing additional bookings over the course of a year, garages are able to create more local business.
Shortlisted, relevant and interview-ready garage staff and technicians are sourced, vetted and hand-picked, meaning garages can have a stress-free and wide-reaching recruitment offer for £500. Not only that, but if no one suitable can be found, garages will be given six months’ free recruitment advertising to keep looking for their perfect match.
Workshops can also take advantage of the £99 Trust Starter package, giving them a 24-hour booking tool on their website, an additional website created to generate extra Google views, plus a free package of Google advertising and Facebook advertising targeted in the local area to help generate additional bookings. This package isn’t exclusive to garages wanting to recruit, either, but is available to all workshops across the UK to get them on the digital map. Call Portsmouth-based BookMyGarage on 03304 004439 for more details.
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