Do you ever feel like your business has a revolving door for employees? Do you fear or shy away from hiring new employees because, at least with your current staff members, you know what you have? Are you unsure about how to attract the right applicants? Or do you wonder why the quality people you hired did not stay with your organization?
All these issues and more will be examined during the NACE Automechanika Chicago class, “Creating a Culture Where New Hires Succeed.” The class will be offered from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 28 at the McCormick Place West building.
“One of the most important and least understood aspects of business is talent acquisition,” said Bill Haas, owner of Haas Performance Consulting LLC, who will teach the class.
“You can learn how to be more successful in attracting qualified applicants when you improve your employment ads, job applications, candidate assessments and interviews. Good talent management extends the life cycle of an employee by creating an environment and culture that breeds success.”
Haas is in a position to know and help you improve your hiring and retention practices because he has more than 40 years of experience in the automotive service and repair industry. Haas began his career working part-time at a full-service gasoline station in Appleton, Wisc. He has worked as a technician in a new car dealership and in several independent shops, as well as a shop manager, parts counter professional, shop owner, technical trainer and executive with the Automotive Service Association, the industry’s oldest and largest association representing automotive service and collision repair businesses.
While at the association Haas had the opportunity to work with all segments of the industry. His knowledge of the industry has been shared on many occasions as he has been invited to speak at numerous industry events as well as providing testimony at hearings of the U.S. Congress and several state legislatures on important legislation and regulation affecting the automotive industry.
Haas received the Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) credential from the Automotive Management Institute in 1996 and has been a member of the Automotive Management Institute’s faculty since 2002. Beyond his experience, he brings his passion for the industry to his class presentations. Seminar attendees and consulting clients benefit from his in-depth knowledge of the industry, unique perspectives and solution-based focus to meeting the challenges shop owners and managers continually face.