The 2020 Automotive Applicant Experience

Understanding the
Applicant Experience

Learn what today’s top job seekers look for in their next career move

Hireology Research

COVID-19 has changed the job landscape drastically, and retail automotive has adapted to the operational challenges of 2020.

The initial quarantine guidelines called for all in-person, non-essential businesses to temporarily shut down, and the increased unemployment rate drove fewer people to make big purchases. Headcount cuts were made, and hiring briefly ceased.

Dealerships understand that they can’t simply go back to “business as usual” if they want to continue to see profits soar, so they are continuing with a modified hiring plan that reflects the current climate while also trying to fill their open roles that are essential to operations.

Read on for a deeper understanding of what your applicants are expecting out of their job search. 

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