Automotive

Why You Shouldn’t Run Your Payroll Through Your Dealership Management System

A dealership management system (DMS) helps dealers manage key facets of the business, including inventory, sales and service operations, but has limitations when it comes to HR capabilities. Using a DMS for payroll and talent management often requires time intensive workflows to pay employees, administer benefits and run other HR processes. Rather than relying on …

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Automotive Trend Watch: Kia Dealerships Testing Artificial Intelligence and Holograms

Today’s automotive customers visit dealerships equipped with more knowledge than ever before about car makes, models and pricing. In-depth customer knowledge means your sales team doesn’t have as much of an opportunity for negotiation and instead, needs to focus on fulfillment and the customer experience. To address this shift, many dealerships are turning to the …

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Dealership Compliance: How to Get Ahead of the Latest Regulations

Staying compliant with ever-changing state and federal regulations can be an administrative headache for any dealership. But failing to comply can lead to a wide range of consequences, including fines, penalties, and damage to your dealership’s reputation. How can you maintain compliance at your dealership? One way is by implementing an integrated hiring and human …

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Automotive Trend Watch: The BMW Genius and the Future of Dealership Sales Staff

With over 1,000 BMW Geniuses across the U.S., the BMW Genius program has had an extensive and positive impact on the BMW customer journey since its launch in 2014. Unlike a traditional sales role, a BMW Genius is a product expert and customer service-oriented position. Given the complexity of today’s cars, BMW Geniuses are BMW …

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Dealership Recruiting: Reaching Today’s College Graduates

College graduation season is in full swing, meaning students are on the lookout for their first career opportunities. And as your dealership ramps up for the busy summer sales cycle, motivated college graduates have the potential to be ideal candidates for entry-level roles. If your dealership is looking to staff up with these young millennials, …

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Hireology CFO Shares Strategies For Switching Payroll Providers

Switching payroll providers is a significant undertaking for any company – and can even seem overwhelming – but when you select the right provider, your business will reap the rewards. A new payroll provider can automate a number of your HR processes, from onboarding to tracking time and attendance, to paying out bonuses and commissions …

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Are You Registered for The Internet Sales Performance Summit?

Save $100 on registration with our promo code, HIRE100. Are you ready for a premier, one-of-a-kind training experience? Announcing The Internet Sales Performance Summit, a must-attend automotive event for any active Owner, GM, Internet Manager, BDC Director, Sales Professional, or Digital Marketing Manager looking to ensure a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Join three of …

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Are You Tracking Flag Time Correctly?

Has your dealership ever struggled to track flag time for your service workers? From the risk of running an incorrect payroll to unknowingly paying workers below minimum wage to wasting valuable time updating a manual spreadsheet, flag time calculations can lead to countless headaches for dealers. Today, many dealers still track flag time using antiquated …

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Dealer Association Spotlight: Interview with Bill Sepic, President of WATDA

This post is an interview with Bill Sepic, President of the Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association (WATDA), the only auto trade organization representing franchised automobile, truck and independent car dealers in the country. Bill has been the President of WATDA for eight years after 21 years of holding several Chamber of Commerce positions across …

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