The ReconTRAC program is a complete answer which provides the right tool, the right process, and the right planning.
To get the most from it, though, you need the right people at all levels.
More dealerships are tuning in to a powerful, untapped resource in order to find the right people:
Why Vets Have Gone Unnoticed In The Automotive Industry
No matter which branch they served in, military veterans learn vital skills in leadership and teamwork. Sadly, finding a job when they get back from their tour of duty isn’t always easy.
Veterans want to work – to put their abilities to the test in a role where they can continue their accomplishments. However, many employers don’t realize how valuable their transferable skills are.
Vets are under-represented in areas like auto engineering, fabrication, and testing. One big reason is that there are few resources to help communicate their abilities to employers.
Dealerships and vendors who’ve taken a closer look are seeing vets make a difference.
Military Vets Bring Skills And Dedication To Used Car Reconditioning
One factor common to veterans is their process-oriented approach. Dealers have found success with Vets working in the Parts department because they are trained in logistics and this position requires finding and moving parts around within time frames.
Loyalty is another factor that quickly becomes a winning advantage. Younger employees are proactive in seeking out opportunities with other companies. Veterans tend to be more stable, showing long-term loyalty and appreciation to their employers.
How Can You Hire More Vets Into Your Organization?
To attract and recruit more veterans, employers should take the time to research and understand military roles and duties. A resume may not fully communicate a candidate’s depth of expertise. Having a Vet on your team that can help translate their resumes is a great way to bring on the right people.
To translate military duties into civilian skills, prepare for an in-depth interviewing process. Like others, vets are often best at explaining things in their own words rather than in “resume format.”
It helps to have a good onboarding process where, for at least a week, you will introduce the vet to the ins and outs of the job. Actively solicit their questions so they can add more value faster.
Not all vets will be a good fit for all companies. If you take a chance on them, however, you may find yourself with an unexpected star hire for your team.
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