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How to Ensure the Success of New Managers

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 happiness, which is vital to keeping your business running effectively. We must ensure that we provide the encouragement, support, and tools to ensure the success of new managers. Continue reading to learn the best ways to ensure new management employees are successful. The Importance of a Good Management Team There are many [...]

By |June 11th, 2021|Categories: Newsletters|

Lifestyle is More Important to Gen Z, Family First

Automotive dealerships are quickly becoming a melting pot of employees from different cultures, generations, and backgrounds. Although there are significant benefits to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce, it also presents some unique challenges. For instance, many people that are entering the labor market for the first time might have many different values than their predecessors, as evident in comparing baby boomers to millennials and Gen Z. What is it going to take to hire and manage employees that haven’t lived in a world without the Internet? We can start by separating the stereotypes from reality. Then, we can focus on learning [...]

By |May 28th, 2021|Categories: Newsletters|

Dealerships Want More Customer-Focused People

Promoting a customer-focused culture always starts with recruiting the best talent. Service is what sets successful auto dealerships apart from their competition. However, transitioning away from being a sales-focused organization can be challenging because all that matters is the bottom line for many businesses. Unfortunately, many salespeople are trained and even pressured to meet quotas and treat customers like human ATMs to achieve them. A better solution is hiring and training candidates to be customer-focused professionals that focus on the overall needs of your clients. Instead of viewing sales as one-and-done deals, a growing number of companies are increasing their market share [...]

By |May 13th, 2021|Categories: Newsletters|

Should You Place an Ad or Enlist a Recruiter?

So your dealership is on the quest for a new General Sales Manager. Or maybe your Service Manager moved out of state. The big question is, how do you replace these key players in the most effective way? You've looked internally and you've decided that you need to expand your search. Do you post an ad or get help from a management recruiter? There are plenty of free places to post an ad online. But that's part of the problem. It's the world wide web. You have to hope that the right candidates are looking at the website you've posted on the [...]

By |March 16th, 2021|Categories: Newsletters|

Present For Future Success

When we think about the holiday season, we often think about the presents we give that bring others joy.  But if the pandemic has taught us anything, being present has become essential for our personal well-being and business growth. As a country, we are spending more time online; our physical interactions are now more critical than ever. Automotive, by nature, is a people business. Even though some part of shopping for vehicles has moved online, customers often still want to test drive and take delivery from a local entity.  They want that personal relationship when making such a large investment. This year [...]

By |December 16th, 2020|Categories: Newsletters|

A Recruiter Can Help Your Busy Human Resources Department

It's November 2020, and undoubtedly, your Human Resources department is knee-deep in their day to day responsibilities. Human Resources are dealing with personnel issues, payroll, benefit renewals, and training, and now they have the added Covid-19 protocols. Now you need to hire a key management position; who can you bring in to assist with hiring of this vital management position? Let me make a case for outsourcing to an executive recruiter, like Autopeople, and give your Human Resources department a break to take care of all their other obligations. Think of Autopeople as an extension of your Human Resources that is available [...]

By |November 16th, 2020|Categories: Newsletters|

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