What to Expect at Next Week’s Elevate 2018 Human Capital Summit

By Hannah Pigman,
September 25, 2018

Elevate 2018, the premier conference for human capital transformation in retail automotive, is one week from today. On October 2, join retail automotive HR leaders, along with their General Managers and Dealer Principals, to discuss the latest human capital management trends.

Between decreasing new vehicle profit margins and increasing personnel costs, dealers need to find new ways to remain profitable. Elevate 2018 will help you map out strategic next steps to attract top talent and turn your people into a source of competitive advantage.

With only one week until Elevate 2018, we’ve pulled together an overview of some of the key workshop-style speaking sessions, and exclusive data that will be unveiled during the event.

Elevate 2018 Speaking Sessions and Panels

Rather than traditional speaking sessions, Elevate will feature workshop-style panel discussions and speaker sessions from experts in the retail automotive space. Featured topics include the following:

  • Win the Applicant Economy: How an Inside-Out People Strategy Will Make Your Business Thrive
  • Rethinking Your Applicant Sourcing Strategy to Save Money and Improve Hiring Quality
  • How to Increase Employee Engagement and Productivity Post-Hire
  • Fireside Chat: The Future of Dealership Human Capital Management

For full session details and speaker bios, visit: http://elevate2018.hireology.com/.

Featured Guest Speakers

In addition to hearing from fellow dealers about human capital management challenges and opportunities, Elevate 2018 will feature the following guest speakers:

  • Billy Beane, Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Oakland A’s & Subject of Moneyball
  • Darrell Waltrip, Three Time NASCAR Winston Cup Champion, Fox Television Commentator, Member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame

Key Findings from Hireology’s Applicant Economy Research

During an Elevate keynote led by Adam Robinson, co-founder and CEO of Hireology, we’ll unveil exclusive data about the latest applicant experience trends. Hireology sees tens of thousands of applicants each week apply to retail automotive jobs across the country. We surveyed approximately 500 recent hires to gain insight into what’s working and what’s not when it comes to the hiring process and overall applicant experience.

Adam will highlight key findings and help you better understand if your dealership has what it takes to attract – and ultimately, hire – the best applicants. Some highlights from the research include:

  • 29% of recent applicants hired see retail automotive as an industry to avoid
  • 32% of men and only 7% of women indicated retail automotive as their dream industry

Learn additional highlights from the research and actionable next steps to improve your dealership’s hiring process at Elevate 2018.

Opportunities to Tactically Build Your 2019 Human Capital Management Plan

As an Elevate attendee, you’ll receive a human capital management 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 2019 human capital game plan that can dramatically improve your competitiveness and profitability.

Join Us at Elevate 2018

Elevate will take place on October 1-2, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E. North Water Street in Chicago, Illinois. The event will kick off with an evening reception on October 1, followed by a full day of human capital management collaboration on October 2. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets – it’s not too late.

About the Author

Hannah is the Event Strategist for Hireology, responsible for managing all internal and external events. Before beginning her career, Hannah attended Illinois State University, where she majored in marketing.

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