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Latest Sewells/RMI Pay Guide 2006 research underway

New research is set to reveal the true cost of staff turnover and recruitment costs in the automotive industry.

Last year the Sewells Pay Guide showed that the costs of recruitment, training, and pay inflation levelled off due to a reduction in staff turnover.

Although independent garage staff turnover rose by 1% to 16% last year, franchised dealers recorded an average of 18% staff turnover, a 2% drop. The long-term trend in staff turnover was down for both sectors.

Basic pay increased by an average of 3.4% last year, above the general rate of inflation of just over 2%, but below the increases for 2001/2002 (3.8%) and 2002/2003 (3.7%).

Now, Sewells is beginning its research for the 2006 guide and needs your help to provide a clear accurate picture of staffing.

Put together in association with the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI), it is the motor industry’s only guide to pay and benefits packages.

The report covers national and regional staff pay, benefits and conditions for 27 franchised dealer job titles and 17 independent garage/bodyshop titles including:

  • Basic, bonus & overtime
  • Holidays and hours worked
  • General trends in pay and conditions
  • Job ‘perks’ - cars, petrol, pensions etc

    New research for 2006 includes yearly labour and basic pay rate changes, staff turnover by job area, training and expenditure by job area, graduate opportunities and expanded staff list for pay.

    To complete and return the completely confidential Pay Guide questionnaire, please email kerry.weston@emap.com to request a copy. Or click here to download it.

  • For more information or to purchase a 2005 Pay Guide visit www.sewells.co.uk
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