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Kathleen Long to Present AAPEX 2022 Event Training Session

San Francisco, CA – RepairPal (, the largest trusted auto repair network for high quality and fair prices, is pleased to announce Kathleen Long’s training session at AAPEX 2022 in Las Vegas. Kathleen will present Inclusive Hiring, Onboarding, and Employee Retention Practices on Wednesday, Nov 2, 2022. The event is held at the Venetian Expo, Level 1, Repair Shop HQ Training Room 4, starting at 9:30 am through 12:00 pm PT.

“The demand for technicians is high, and continues to be a hot topic in the aftermarket. I feel a responsibility to provide shop owners with the tools they need to hire the right people for the right job, and improve their overall hiring practices to set employees up for success. This course will provide shop owners the knowledge needed on how diversity and inclusive hiring practices can actually help solve the technician shortage and improve the results of their business.”

Kathleen Long, CRO at RepairPal

Geared towards shop owners, the training seminar will explore how to hire and keep employees, inspired by the technician shortage. Today, it is harder than ever to find qualified talent, hire, onboard and retain them over time. There is a lot of conversation about diversity and inclusion but few practical suggestions on how to accomplish it. There is also a need for today’s automotive aftermarket to modernize hiring practices and set employees up for success. There is a common misconception that diversity in hiring makes it more challenging to find the right folks for the job.

Kathleen hopes those in attendance will walk away with the following learner outcomes:

  • Write a compelling and inclusive job description
  • Learn how to position your role for maximum visibility
  • Create a hiring process that allows you to select the best candidate(s)
  • Create company culture that attracts the right candidates
  • Market and promote the culture and values of your company/shop

RepairPal will also exhibit at AAPEX, booth R7914, which is located next to Joe’s Garage. View the map and save to your AAPEX show planner.

Recently, Kathleen chatted with Ratchet + Wrench about the upcoming AAPEX show on Ask the Expert, watch here.

Kathleen Long, RepairPal’s CRO, chats with Ratchet + Wrench about AAPEX 2022

Event Details

Wednesday, Nov 2, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Inclusive Hiring, Onboarding & Employee Retention Practices presented by Kathleen Long, RepairPal’s CRO

Located at the Venetian Expo, Level 1, Repair Shop HQ Training Room 4

Link to register

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