About David Adragna

David Adragna, President & CEO Autopeople - David Adragna started his automotive career as the CFO of an 18 dealership automotive group. He later transitioned into General Management and Dealer Operator. He completely understands dealership operations and has developed an expertise in Automotive Recruiting. He uses his many years of hiring and managing automotive professionals to assist his dealer clients in finding the most qualified candidates available. As the owner of Autopeople, a National Automotive Recruiting Firm, he works with some of the most successful car dealers in North America.Email David: dadragna@autopeople.com

How to Spot a Stellar Automotive Service Manager

By |2021-11-07T12:48:38-06:00November 25th, 2021|Tags: , |

Are you struggling to find an ideal Automotive Service Manager who can operate both online and offline? Is it hard to figure out which manager will work best for you? Well, do not worry! Having a highly educated manager is not enough! It would help if you had someone who [...]

Change Your Mindset to Help Your Sales Team

By |2021-11-07T12:37:06-06:00November 11th, 2021|Tags: , |

The majority of managers in the automotive industry appreciate excellent performance with one thing: money. If a salesperson sells X number of cars, he will simply be paid X dollars. However, cash isn’t the only motivational factor. If you desire better outcomes, it is imperative to go deeper and explore [...]

Why Auto Dealerships are Increasingly Using Recruiters

By |2021-10-18T11:29:24-05:00October 18th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Running an auto dealership is no easy task. Multiple facets need constant attention, and while juggling all these tasks can be daunting, the added pressure of hiring can become frustrating. Here are the reasons why auto dealerships are reaching out to recruitment agencies who can take over this time-consuming and [...]

Improve Onboarding at Your Dealership Using These Guidelines

By |2021-09-25T15:52:13-05:00October 14th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Unemployment is low; workers have options. Your onboarding process better engage, encourage, and accelerate your team members’ career path from the get-go. Here are some guidelines to make it better. Facilitate a meeting with direct managers on day one. Business leaders have to focus on making positive first impressions on [...]

How You Can Keep Your Best Automotive Salespeople

By |2021-09-24T11:42:04-05:00September 23rd, 2021|Tags: , , |

Salespeople bridge the gap between customer needs and the product that fulfils that need. It’s the job of the salesperson to close the deal by helping the customer make those connections. The best closers keep customers coming back. How do you make sure you keep your closers? Support Automotive Salespeople [...]

Essential Traits to Look for When Hiring for Automotive Sales

By |2021-09-24T11:32:57-05:00September 9th, 2021|Tags: , , |

As counterintuitive as it may seem, the most experienced sales representatives won’t always be the best fit for your job openings. There are some instances when automotive recruiters encourage giving fresh talent a chance to prove themselves. For example, if candidates already have specific characteristics like achievement, optimism, and competitiveness, [...]

How to Keep Turnover Low at Your Dealership

By |2021-08-22T19:44:36-05:00August 26th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Employee turnover is typical at many auto dealerships across the country. A recent study even indicated that it’s as high as 67% for salespeople and 40% for other dealership employees. Since most sales associates only stay with dealerships for about two years, the first step to keeping turnover low is [...]

Why Hiring Master Automotive Technicians is Important for your Dealership

By |2021-08-22T19:38:15-05:00August 12th, 2021|Tags: , |

Industry experts suggest that the demand for master automotive technicians will soon exceed the supply, and by the year 2026, there will be a need for more than 76,000 new mechanics. As a priority for all auto dealerships, the reasons to seek a recruiter’s assistance in finding the best talent [...]

Retain Your Top Managers Using These Tips

By |2021-08-06T11:06:09-05:00July 22nd, 2021|Tags: , , , |

As the costs associated with employee turnover continue to go up, retaining your senior managers and other top talent is essential for a thriving organization. Leaders that make employee retention a priority sooner rather than later benefit from increased performance, higher employee morale, and improved quality of work. But, a [...]

You Have the Power to Prevent Employee Burnout

By |2021-07-10T12:45:57-05:00July 8th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Toxic work environments usually share at least one thing in common, a high level of employee burnout. But, when businesses start to focus more on employee retention efforts, they begin to realize various exceptional benefits, including increased production, better morale, and reduced costs. Fortunately, you have the power to prevent [...]

Online Buying Can Change Your Dealership

By |2021-06-15T20:51:45-05:00June 24th, 2021|

The internet has revolutionized the way consumers search, review, and purchase products. Businesses have met this demand by providing their products online for existing customers and reaching a broader audience of potential clients. Online buying can change your dealership and the way you do business for the better. If your [...]

How to Ensure the Success of New Managers

By |2021-06-15T20:47:04-05:00June 11th, 2021|

Management roles can be stressful for even the most seasoned employees. For new managers, the responsibilities of accomplishing department objectives, evaluations, training, and goals can be overwhelming. Managers are expected to delegate tasks effectively, have good people skills, and do well at employee engagement. These skills are linked to employee [...]

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