In most markets, those seeking jobs are also those buying your goods and services. So how should companies engage with these candidate/consumers while navigating changes in shifting age demographics, new recruiting tools and the desire for a strong positive candidate centric recruiting experience?
Here are four tips to improving your…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on July 8, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments
DIY recruiting campaigns can be cumbersome and time consuming, but it can also put a strain on your company image. There is a growing chasm between company and candidate satisfaction with recruiting…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on July 7, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
Transparency is critical to Generation Y and it starts with the job posting. Dealerships should consider posting information regarding employment directly on dealership websites to include details on job responsibilities and expectations, compensation and benefit plans,…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on May 7, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
One of the retail automotive industry’s greatest challenges is attracting educated and young talent. Most career seeking university graduates overlook the automotive industry when considering employment. Their distaste for the automotive retail industry is typically fueled by negative thoughts about long work…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on May 6, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
Wikipedia defines "Teamwork [as] the capability to comprehend and recognize the diverse strengths and abilities in a group setting and then applying them to one final solution The concept has spread from the world of sports where it is well known and accepted, to business, so much so that it is in danger of being considered by some as an empty buzzword, or a…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on March 31, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
"You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.”
~ Jim Rohn
Recently, I had a day…
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Part of my life was spent in Southeastern Oklahoma. I remember teenage boys coming to the ranch dressed in their "good jeans" with a tucked-in "nice shirt" and driving their daddy's "dress truck". The purpose was to show my aunties and uncles, that they were gentlemen and worthy of the responsibility of the…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on March 4, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
I love going out to dinner when the wait staff remembers me and greets me like a friend. The looks on my guest’s faces are priceless!!! Everywhere I go; it seems the red carpet is waiting on my arrival. Even my friends are eager to join me because via association they too get special treatment. So, how did I earn my VIP status? It was easy. I just started treating each person I…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on February 5, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Recently, I competed for the National Title of Ms. US Forestry Queen and heard several times over the weekend, “You are an extraordinary woman!” I am humbled and appreciative of any complement, but this one makes me giggle a little on the inside. Why do I giggle? Thank about…
Added by Stephanie Young on September 1, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
I have been fortunate in life in that I have been given the opportunity to have worn many hats. Having a broad level of experiences in life has given my personality a great deal of depth. I have always been a marketer in some role or another. One of these marketing roles was that of an entertainer, in which I marketed what would become my signature brand of “fun, joy and ease" as a…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on August 30, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
I am writing this from the airport in Manchester, NH as I head back to Wilmington, NC. Hurricane Sandy has left her mark on the North Carolina Coast and is heading north for what forecasters think will be a huge event. I'll be glad if I just make it home today. Many of the homes up here are equipped with back up generators to handle loss of power issues. Stores were selling out of extra water and batteries as folks prepared for the worst. I think we can all agree this is just being…Continue
Added by John Fuhrman on November 1, 2012 at 1:43pm — No Comments
It is not my job, it is my duty to be inspired and inspire others. Since my early twenties, I have said final farewells to nineteen brave patriots, heroes and friends. Each paid the price for freedom before the rigors of life made them old and gray. These are nineteen friends that I had planned to grow old with, but instead I honor their sacrifice to trade in their future as an investment in my…Continue
Added by Stephanie Young on September 11, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Part of our marketing is to monitor help wanted ads for sales people. I've seen some that should be very effective, but far too many are less than acceptable. The only way to describe them is pure laziness. The only other possibility is that the dealer is still running the sales department on "The Warm Body Theory." That's where dealers who are stuck in the 1980's still believe that if they keep hiring warm bodies, eventually they'll end up with some "natural" sales talent.…Continue
Added by John Fuhrman on August 24, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments
I just returned from my nephew's wedding. He is the first of our family's next generation to marry so the pressure was on to create a standard to follow. Being my brother's son, I was excited to go, visit with family that we don't see often enough and most importantly, to honor my nephew and his new bride. From the rehearsal dinner to the church, and ultimately to the reception, it was perfect.
Not just for all it had. It was perfect for the things that were…Continue
Added by John Fuhrman on July 16, 2012 at 8:20am — No Comments
You've decided to go outside your dealership to get something handled. After a lot of thought, you realized it would be better to spend money with the right experts and handle things once, than to save money on paper and take your people away from what they do best for you. Many times that's exactly what you should do. But how do you know you have the right company for what you really need?
To help you see how to rate a company or service, I will be using our company…Continue
Added by John Fuhrman on July 10, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments
January 1979 I sold my first car at a small dealership in North Jersey. Since then, a lot has happened. I've personally trained over 15,000 sales professionals, written 10 books, spoken literally around the world, and now work with top dealers to fill their sales needs. I have seen and participated in three "worst ever" downturns in our industry. Each has taught me lessons on how to deal with the struggles and what to improve on as business gets better. There was one lesson that…Continue
Added by John Fuhrman on June 19, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments
Addy's Harbor Dodge in Myrtle Beach, SC has just jumped into the top 5 of all Dodge dealers in the US. It just shows that having the right programs, the best managers and top sales people, will make great things happen. We are pleased at this great dealer's success and even more thankful that we have been along for the entire ride.
When we first came to Addy's they had 8 sales people and were doing average numbers. Rod Ricciardi had just become the GM and brought with him a…
Added by John Fuhrman on May 31, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments
As we reach the mid year time, many of us make decisions. Some even make commitments to change certain aspects of their life and their profession. Unfortunately, far too many change absolutely nothing because they believe that their career is subject to the mercy of the markets. They boast about how they were a top producer during the market high points, and continue doing the same things they did when customers simply showed up with checkbooks in hand.
Case in point. A good…Continue
Added by John Fuhrman on May 14, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
You've evaluated the numbers. Met with your managers. Decided the goals for the rest of the year. Now the only question is, how and when should you hire additional sales people? Is there actually a best time to put new people on your floor? Let's look at the possibilities.
HIRING WHEN THINGS ARE SLOW
When things are slow there are two huge benefits to hiring new people. First - You cna take your time and make sure they get their feet under them. Let…Continue
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