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4 Reasons to Attend Hireology’s Elevate 2019 Conference

Elevate 2019, the only people strategy summit in retail automotive, will take place in Chicago on September 18, 2019. Hireology’s third annual summit will be hosted in partnership with the annual Automotive News Retail Forum: Chicago event, where the annual Best Dealerships to Work For list will be announced.
The annual summit will empower attendees to map out next steps to turn the people side of the business into a source of profitability and competitive advantage. Below, we’ve outlined several benefits of attending Elevate 2019.

1. Understand the Latest Hiring Trends and Job Seeker Expectations

The unemployment rate is at a 50-year low and only about 1.5% of job seekers are interested in dealership careers, making hiring more challenging than ever in retail automotive. During Elevate 2019, you’ll hear about key trends impacting automotive hiring and what today’s job seekers expect from employers both inside and outside the retail automotive industry. 

2. Connect, Collaborate and Champion with Fellow Retail Automotive Leaders

Rather than traditional speaking sessions, each year, Elevate features presentations and  workshop-style panel discussions from experts in the retail automotive space. During the collaborative sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow retail automotive leaders about challenges and opportunities you see on the people side of the business. An expert moderator will also be seated at each table to help guide discussions.
Outside the collaborative workshops, you’ll have time to connect with attendees during lunch and a scheduled networking break. You’ll have plenty of time to strike up conversations with the best and brightest leaders in retail automotive, and learn from one another about people strategy best practices.

3. Hear from Automotive Thought Leaders and HR Experts from Outside the Industry 

The full agenda for Elevate 2019 will be announced soon and will include people strategy experts from both inside and outside the retail automotive industry. In previous years, retail automotive thought leaders featured at Elevate have included:

  • Chris Holzshu, Executive Vice President at Lithia Motors
  • Eve Knudtsen, Dealer Principal at Knudtsen Chevrolet 
  • Sherri Menard, Vice President of Human Resources at Fox Motors 
  • Eric Savage, Owner at Freedom Automotive Group
  • Sherry Schultz, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer at Walser Automotive Group

From outside the industry, one of the featured speakers at Elevate 2018 was Billy Beane, Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Oakland A’s & Subject of Moneyball. 

4. Tactically Build Your 2020 People Strategy 

As an Elevate attendee, you’ll receive a people strategy playbook, which will serve as a guide for the day’s sessions and help enable your team to turn hiring and talent management into a source of competitive advantage. You’ll leave Elevate equipped with a defined 2020 people strategy game plan that can dramatically improve your competitiveness and profitability.

Don’t Miss Out – Register for Elevate 2019

Elevate 2019 will take place on September 18, at the InterContinental Chicago, 505 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, Ill. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by a welcome reception for the Automotive News Best Dealerships to Work For event at the Four Seasons Chicago. Click here to learn more, purchase tickets and receive an early bird discount when you register by July 18th.

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