In what seems to be the perfect storm of a skills shortage, Ash Jardine is throwing a lifeline to Australian repairers by sourcing talent from overseas. 

Our esteemed guest this week will be able to help you do just that. Ash Jardine had the very same recruitment problem in his own workshop, so he got on a plane to the Philippines and did something about it. That was back in 2007, and now he has his own business helping bodyshop owners find overseas workers.

Ash is more than just a recruiter. He has an official partnership with a recruitment and migration service, and he has great experience in dealing with all the hurdles that may have put you off hiring from overseas. Worried about whether these skilled migrants will cut the mustard? By the end of this episode, he might just change your mind...


In this week’s episode you will learn:

-Why Ash became a convert to hiring overseas workers

-How Ash helps his workers overcome cultural differences

-Why overseas workers can provide a better alternative than locals

-How Ash ensures the standard of English is high

-How the younger generation views the trade abroad compared to Australia

-Why Asia is the optimum continent for overseas workers

-What an employer needs to do to plug into Ash’s scheme

-Different visa codes explained

-What employers need to do to find accommodation for overseas workers

-How long it takes for an overseas worker to start work


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