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Talent Development

Talent Development

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"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business."
- Henry Ford
Running a successful collision repair business requires more than just the technical skills necessary to repair vehicles. A thorough understanding and practice of solid financial management skills is also needed. Through the Acoat Selected program collision repair professionals can learn everything from business financial basics to solutions for complex accounting scenarios. Regardless of your financial management skill level there exists an Acoat Selected course or consulting engagement to fit your needs. Entry level or seasoned professional, we have you covered.


We are proud to offer the following educational courses in this area:

Training, Retaining & Recruiting Employees
Employee Development, it’s arguably the most important metric to two of your most important stakeholders – your employees and your customers. Improving your employees’ skills isn’t about working faster or harder, it’s about developing their skills to work smarter. This course focuses on the impact of employee development and your opportunity to become the employer of choice in your market. 

In this module you will:
• Learn best practices to successfully train entry level employees
• Learn how to develop and cultivate your technician’s skillset
• Explore process steps for training – retaining – recruiting employees
• Review traditional and electronic recruiting templates
• Discuss incentive and benefits programs that could make you the employer of choice in your market
• Learn how profiles can help in recruiting the right employee and help in coaching their development
• Learn how to cement their commitment to your organization
• Create your own program with specific action plan designed for your shop and culture

Activity Management - Time for a Change

Employees all over the globe are faced with a common adversary – the clock. We all seem to have more things to do than we have time to do them. Almost everyone has proclaimed what they will do one day when they have more time. We’re all guilty of ignoring the vicious truth that we will never have more time than we do right now. It doesn’t matter how you break it down, we all get the same amount of time every day - 24 hours; 1440 minutes; 86,400 seconds. The simple truth is that we don’t need more time and we don’t need better time management, we need better activity management! This program can you understand and manage the activities in your life that you choose to spend your time “allowance” on.

Performance Management - Coaching for Success
One of the toughest challenges faced by a collision shop owner / manager today is the ability to attract and retain high quality employees in key positions. More often than not, an employee leaves an employer for reasons other than more money. In fact, the most common cause for employee turnover is poor management.
One of the most important and often overlooked skills is the ability to coach. All employees need to be coached. The poor performers need to be coached to become good performers and the good performers need coaching to maintain performance and/or become star performers.

Check out our calendar, or ask your local AkzoNobel representative if one of these courses are scheduled near you.

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