Automotive

New Resource – Saving the Lost Applicant: Automotive Hiring Trends to Watch

Hireology and NADA are excited to share a joint research report, Saving the Lost Applicant: Hiring Trends to Watch. This first-of-its-kind report analyzes hiring activity and automotive hiring trends across 4,000+ dealerships representing all major brands and markets. The scope of the research includes every open role, application submitted, candidate considered, and hire made across …

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How AutoNation Attracts and Engages Employees: Elevate 2019 Keynote Recap

Hireology and Automotive News recently co-hosted Elevate 2019, the only people strategy summit for retail automotive. The daylong event brought together retail automotive leaders from across the country to prepare their dealerships for future hiring success. Elevate 2019 also featured a diverse lineup of expert speakers from both inside and outside the retail automotive industry.  …

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3 Things the Best Dealerships to Work for 2019 Have in Common

Automotive News celebrated the Best Dealerships to Work For 2019 at a gala dinner and awards show in Chicago on Thursday, September 19. The annual awards program recognizes dealerships across the country that have come up with the right formula to attract and retain workers in today’s competitive hiring market.  What makes the Best Dealerships …

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Event Recap: Elevate 2019 Attendees Prepare for Hiring Success in 2020

Elevate 2019, the only people strategy summit for retail automotive, took place on September 18 in Chicago. The event brought together retail automotive HR leaders, general managers and dealer principals, and provided the opportunity for attendees to connect, collaborate and champion the people side of their dealerships.  Leveraging a provided people strategy playbook developed exclusively …

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How to Hire Automotive Technicians as Cars Become More High Tech

In today’s applicant-drive economy, dealerships face significant challenges when it comes to automotive technician hiring. While there are currently 750,000 automotive technicians and mechanics in the country, the industry will need to hire 76,000 more each year to keep up with a rapidly aging workforce – retirees – fill any additional open roles.  The historically-low …

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Elevate 2019: Announcing Two Additional Featured Speakers

Elevate 2019, the only people strategy summit for retail automotive, will take place in Chicago next month. The third annual event will bring together dealership HR leaders, dealer principals, general managers, chief financial officers, fixed ops managers and more, empowering attendees to set the people side of their dealerships up for success.  Each year, Elevate …

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Dealership Hiring: Excite Young Job Seekers to Join Your Team

Dealership hiring is challenging in today’s tight labor market. Not only is most of today’s top talent already employed, but most job seekers aren’t interested in dealership careers. According to Cox Automotive’s 2019 Dealership Staffing Study, interest in dealership careers has significantly declined in recent years.  The Dealership Staffing Study found that as of 2016, …

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Hireology and Automotive News Partner to Co-Host Elevate 2019

Elevate 2019 is taking place on September 18 at the InterContinental Chicago. As the only people strategy summit for retail automotive, Elevate will give attendees the opportunity to connect, collaborate and champion the people side of their dealerships.  Hireology’s third annual summit will be hosted in partnership with Automotive News, the leading source of news …

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5 Takeaways from Cox Automotive’s 2019 Dealership Staffing Study

Cox Automotive recently released its 2019 Dealership Staffing Study, which surveyed 1,200 individuals about their work-related challenges, priorities and expectations. Survey respondents included a mix of employees already working in dealerships, others working in different industries and job seekers. As a strategic hiring partner in automotive – powering hiring for one in five new car …

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