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“We first went there [Ireland] in 2008 following the massive market and real estate crash in the U.S. and around the world,” says Bazin. “Thousands lined up at job fairs and paid money just to get in the door.” Above is just one example of the long lines people stood in to get into job fairs in Ireland.

Growing the Workforce: The Processes & Challenges of Hiring International Ag Technicians

Brent Bazin, corporate service manager at Young’s Equipment, shared the dealership’s history with international recruitment and why they see it as a valuable option when looking for new employees.

A talented technician cannot be found overnight. When there are not enough near your dealership looking for work, you need to come up with a new strategy to bring in a good technician. Within the few last year, Young’s Equipment has hired a number employees from overseas as part of the international hiring strategy they started over a decade ago.

Ag Equipment Technician Training Being Geared Toward High Schoolers

The Agricultural Equipment Technician program offered through the Sun West Distance Learning Centre has opened the door for high school students to get an understanding of the ag industry and potentially get an early start on careers as technicians.

Finding a good employee and keeping them on has become an increasingly difficult task for many farm equipment dealers. A good service technician is particularly hard to find. What seems to be a consensus among many dealers is younger people do not know enough or do not even consider entering the ag industry.

“Whether they were technicians in the agriculture industry or the trucking industry or the heavy equipment industry, there is becoming a worldwide shortage of technicians,” says Brent Bazin, corporate service manager at Young’s Equipment and board member of the Agricultural Equipment Trade Board for the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). “A technician today is not the technician we had 20 years ago. It is a lot more intense in terms of technology. Nowadays to get by in this trade you can pretty much be just as successful with anything offered at university. It becomes a matter of ‘Is this what I want to do for a career?’”

 

Consumer Choice Award 2019

Young's Equipment Inc has been recognized by the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) for the Farm Equipment Parts and Supplies in Regina award. Thank you to our customers and communities for giving us the chance to serve you! #ThankYouFarmers

Consumer Choice Award (CCA) was established in 1987 and is considered to be the most distinguished award for business excellence in Canada. This is the only organization in North America to recognize business excellence by conducting third party market research of both the consumer & business community with statistical accuracy. The research method determines all the service providers, ultimately selects the top ranked companies and establishes the winner within each industry.

Each year across Canada, Consumer Choice Award gathers opinions, perceptions and expectations through the responses of thousands of consumers and businesses. All winners have gone through a rigorous selection process conducted by a third party research firm to ensure only the most outstanding service providers are the winners within their respective industry.

Consumer Choice Award lives in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton, London, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Regina, Saskatoon, St. John's, Toronto, Vancouver, Waterloo and Winnipeg.

Moose Jaw Service Department’s 2019 Pinnacle Award

Representing Case IH is Darren Keefe, Manager of Field Service Operations (Saskatchewan), presenting the Moose Jaw Service Department’s Pinnacle Award for meeting Case IH’s Pinnacle Service Criteria. Moose Jaw has met these requirements for the past 3 years. Pinnacle awards are presented to an elite group of Case IH dealers who have met the highest standards for facilities, training, and customer service within their Service Department. Congratulations to the Moose Jaw Service Team on this achievement.

Weyburn Service Department’s 2019 Pinnacle Award

Representing Case IH is Darren Keefe, Manager of Field Service Operations (Saskatchewan), presenting the Weyburn Service Department’s Pinnacle Award for meeting Case IH’s Pinnacle Service Criteria. Weyburn has met these requirements for the past year. Pinnacle awards are presented to an elite group of Case IH dealers who have met the highest standards for facilities, training, and customer service within their Service Department. Congratulations to the Weyburn Service Team on this achievement.

Assiniboia Service Department’s 2019 Pinnacle Award

Representing Case IH is Darren Keefe, Manager of Field Service Operations (Saskatchewan), presenting the Assiniboia Service Department’s Pinnacle Award for meeting Case IH’s Pinnacle Service Criteria. Assiniboia has met these requirements for the past 3 years. Pinnacle awards are presented to an elite group of Case IH dealers who have met the highest standards for facilities, training, and customer service within their Service Department. Congratulations to the Assiniboia Service Team on this achievement.

SSGA Partnership Campaign

Since 1913 the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is the biggest and most passionate advocate for independent cattle producers in Saskatchewan. We consider the SSGA an effective, strong and independent thinking organization, determined to strengthen the industry for the good of the people and our Province. Young’s Equipment and the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association are upholding the same high values and today we are happy to announce our partnership and tell you how you will be able to benefit from it as well:

Between now and December 31st active Members of the SSGA will receive a $1,250 Young’s Equipment Gift Card for Parts and/or Service at any Young’s Equipment location with the purchase of any of the following new units:

- Case IH MFD Loader Tractor (60-185 HP)
- Case IH RB565 Round Baler
- NDE Vertical Mixer
- Highline CFR Bale Processor


In addition to that, we will donate $250 per unit sold to the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association to support their formidable cause.
Safe to say it pays out to be an SSGA member, please klick the following button if you’d like to join them:

Join the SSGA

If you’re interested in this offer, we will be happy to answer all your questions and assist you in all your needs. Give us a call, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Raymore Service Department’s 2019 Pinnacle Award

Representing Case IH is Darren Keefe, Manager of Field Service Operations (Saskatchewan), presenting the Raymore Service Department’s Pinnacle Award for meeting Case IH’s Pinnacle Service Criteria. Raymore has met these requirements for the past 4 years. Pinnacle awards are presented to an elite group of Case IH dealers who have met the highest standards for facilities, training, and customer service within their Service Department. Congratulations to the Raymore Service Team on this achievement.

Regina Service Department’s 2019 Pinnacle Award

Representing Case IH is Darren Keefe, Manager of Field Service Operations (Saskatchewan), presenting the Regina Service Department’s Pinnacle Award for meeting Case IH’s Pinnacle Service Criteria. Regina has met these requirements for the past 4 years. Pinnacle awards are presented to an elite group of Case IH dealers who have met the highest standards for facilities, training, and customer service within their Service Department. Congratulations to the Regina Service Team on this achievement.

Davidson Service Department’s 2019 Pinnacle Award

Representing Case IH is Darren Keefe, Manager of Field Service Operations (Saskatchewan), presenting the Davidson Service Department’s Pinnacle Award for meeting Case IH’s Pinnacle Service Criteria. Davidson has met these requirements for the past 4 years. Pinnacle awards are presented to an elite group of Case IH dealers who have met the highest standards for facilities, training, and customer service within their Service Department. Congratulations to the Davidson Service Team on this achievement.

 

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