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Amy joins AT team to demystify HR in workshops

By autotech-nath on April 6, 2024

We are delighted that Amy Blick is joining the Autotechnician editorial team as our HR and training columnist. With a background supporting SMEs and working in global brands at Director level, she specialises in demystifying HR and showing businesses how they can harness the power of their people to grow, keep them onboard and ensure they receive great training beyond the technical. She also has many years’ of experience developing and managing the recruitment process for SMEs to ensure that it is not just legally compliant, it is effective at sourcing talent, especially when good people are thin on the ground.

In the coming months, Amy will be writing about a range of workshop relevant subjects including mentoring, training and development, and how being a diverse and inclusive business really can strengthen your bottom line and broaden your pool of potential talent.

Amy is the co-founder of The HR Playbook – a site where SMEs can download up to date and compliant HR documents – from essential Health and Safety files to contracts of employment, job descriptions and performance management templates – at a fraction of the usual cost.

Amy is offering readers a 10% discount on all documents and bundles on the website. Take a look and don’t forget to add your coupon code AUTOTECH10.

Struggle to recruit the right staff…

The monthly analysis of ONS vacancies data by the Institute of the Motor Industry has revealed that Motor Trade has reached the unenviable Number 1 slot in February 2024, sharing the top spot with Hospitality. The sector recorded 4.5 vacancies for every 100 employees, 55% above the average for all sectors.

IMI Research Manager, Emma Carrigy, says the trade needs new talent more than ever, yet there are multiple

barriers to choosing a career in automotive, something that its latest campaign is trying to change. “The skills gap in the automotive workforce – which currently is only getting bigger – is a serious concern”, added Emma. “If people and businesses can’t get from A to B because they can’t rely on a competent workforce to maintain and repair the private and commercial vehicles on UK roads, there’s a serious risk to the transportation that underpins the country’s social and economic infrastructure.”



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