Recruiters have been around throughout history. The need for a recruiter was often brought about by war. They helped to fill open jobs after young men went off into military service and to fill newly created positions that supported the war effort. Recruiting has gone from merely finding new talent by word of mouth to advertisements in newspapers and on bulletin boards to a job listing on the computer. But with the technological advancements of the last 40 years comes new challenges. From the first online chatrooms to online job boards to the aggregate job advertising sites that just pulled jobs from [...]
On St. Patrick's Day, usually much of the country is filled with happy people who feel the luck of the Irish and wear copious amounts of green. Because the automotive industry has seen disruptions in the supply chain and the spread of coronavirus has the increased the need for people to stay home, you might be feeling a bit down on the upcoming forecast for your dealership. We could all use a little Luck of the Irish served with a side of optimism. In the face of what seems impossible conditions, great management can make a big difference. Striving to ensure excellent [...]
Car buying has always been a people business. You used to put an ad in the Sunday paper, sponsor a kid's baseball team, and run a commercial a couple of times a year. Curious car buyers used to come into your dealership to check out the newest models. And you got to talk to people and build a rapport. Oh..the good times in the 1980s. But now it's 2020, and it's all about the internet. According to the 2019 Cox Automotive Car Buyer study, 61% of the time customers spend shopping for cars is done online. Customers research vehicle specifics, vehicle reputations, information [...]
It amazes me when we get someone usually from an HR department calling us here at Autopeople about our services and they ask us about the price as their first question. I generally don't know how to react to that except to say, "What price would you pay to get Grade A talent?" If you're a dealer and your people are doing the groundwork for you and you're seeking top management talent, I suggest that price isn't the only factor. You might hire a recruiter for a low fee but it's always about what a person delivers. Somebody that will do a [...]
The definition of wisdom is the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment. As the calendar year comes to a close, it's a wonderful time to look back at the year and make changes to increase profitability and grow your customer base. It's a great time to look at your management team with this WISDOM is mind. Want. What do you wish for in your management team? For your employees? For your dealership in the coming year? Insight. Who do you have in place that's perceptive and understands your vision for your dealership? Savvy. Do you have managers who are business [...]
As we come into this holiday season, dealerships bustle with holiday shoppers looking for a deal. Good leadership can take advantage of this influx of customers, helping them to purchase new vehicles, accessories for their favorite people on their list and taking care of service needs so they can attend all those family functions. Unfortunately, it's also the time of year when human resources are bogged down with benefit renewals and staffing constraints due to vacations and illness. Human resources may not have the time or energy to do the hiring of key management positions with all their other obligations. So how [...]
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