Automotive

Reaching Outside The Industry: The Need to Bring Fresh Talent Into Retail Automotive

During Elevate 2017, the first-ever retail automotive summit focused solely on human capital management, Hireology and Cox Automotive will exclusively present findings to a new research report, the 2017 Dealership Staffing Study. The findings include research from more than 1,000 dealerships, – getting insights from dealer principals, general managers, sales and technical professionals, as well …

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What Dealerships Can Learn from the Chicago Area Mechanic Strike

More than 2,000 mechanics from almost 140 car dealerships across the Chicagoland area went on strike on Tuesday, August 1, after rejecting a new contract proposal from the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA). Representing the trade association, the Chicago New Car Dealer Committee (NCDC) has met with mechanics from the Automobile Mechanics’ Union Local 701 …

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Here’s What You Can Learn from Fellow Attendees at Elevate

Hireology is excited to host Elevate 2017, the first retail automotive summit focused solely on human capital management. The summit will be hosted in partnership with Cox Automotive and NADA, and unite retail automotive leaders from across the country to collaborate on building and retaining their best teams. Elevate will empower the nation’s top dealership …

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Hireology Research: Summer 2017 Automotive Hiring Trends

As the retail auto industry enters a more challenging sales cycle, management teams must continue to improve their hiring efforts to create a competitive advantage. With 2017 more than halfway over, now is the time to check-in and see if your dealership is on track to hit your sales, operational, and human capital goals for …

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Announcing Elevate: Hireology’s Inaugural Human Capital Management Summit

Hireology is excited to announce our inaugural retail automotive human capital management Summit, Elevate, which will take place in Chicago on September 19, 2017. The event is hosted in partnership with Cox Automotive and NADA. During Elevate, dealership General Managers, Dealer Principals and HR Leaders will spend a full day assessing competencies, identifying gaps and …

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Recruitment Tools for Hiring and Retaining Auto Technicians

Hiring and retaining quality auto technicians is increasingly becoming one of the biggest challenges facing the retail automotive industry today. Between fewer young job seekers opting for careers as auto technicians and Baby Boomer auto technicians starting to retire, there is a shortage of quality talent on the market. But with the right recruitment tools, …

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5 Red Flags Your Talent Management System Should Tell You

Payroll and related talent management costs can make up 50% of business expenses, so it’s critical for your talent management system to continuously identify areas for improvement. Other than paying employees, your payroll and talent management system can provide valuable insights and help inform key business decisions – especially if your payroll system is part …

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AutoNation Dealerships Roll Out Base Salary Plus Bonus Pay Plan

As reported by AutomotiveNews, AutoNation, the largest new vehicle retailer in the U.S., rolled out a new pay plan offering salespeople a base salary plus bonus, rather than the traditional commission-driven plan. Since the rollout across all AutoNation dealerships, 70% of sales staff have already opted for the new plan. The reason AutoNation wanted to …

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The Changing Role of Dealership F&I Managers

Dealership F&I managers see themselves as putting automotive customers’ needs first, as they’re constantly seeking low interest car loans for customers. But unfortunately, customers don’t always see it this way. According to a recent survey asking automotive customers, “Which dealership employee do you feel is most interested in serving your interests, rather than the interests …

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