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VIDEO: Why it's hard to join, harder to leave No. 1 dealership

A strict candidate screening process makes it tough to land a job at Acura Turnersville near Philadelphia. But once hired, staffers are trained and mentored to help them grow within the Penske Automotive Group dealership, where annual employee turnover is just 13 percent. The strategy has helped the store secure the No.

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VIDEO: 'Safe' stores, charitable giving lift dealership group

Dealer Gregg Kunes has created a secure and spirited workplace for employees by focusing on faith, family and giving back to those in need. The effort has helped Kunes Country Auto Group stores in Wisconsin and Illinois secure spots on Automotive News' Best Dealerships to Work For list five of the past seven years.

PHOTO GALLERY: The best get boisterous

The cerebral gave way to the celebratory as Automotive News' Retail Forum: Chicago on the afternoon of Oct. 11 changed to the seventh annual Best Dealerships To Work For gala that evening. Celebratory? More like rip-roarin' revelry for a roomful of winners.

At Faulkner, choose your own path

At Faulkner Subaru Harrisburg, a robust training program keeps employee morale high and turnover low.

What drives employee engagement in the workplace

Wouldn't it be great to be able to hire people with no interview? Unfortunately, there are no "new employee" guarantees where you can get your money back. So, interviewing is a necessity.

At Acura Turnersville, preparing employees for success results in a great place to work

At 13 percent in 2017, employee turnover is strikingly low at Acura Turnersville, a Penske Automotive Group dealership on the outskirts of Philadelphia.

Prizes, time off help build employee satisfaction at Nissan of Turnersville

Nissan of Turnersville's general manager, John Fanelli, says he puts a lot of emphasis on rewarding performance and building camaraderie at the dealership.

AutoNation Chevrolet Coral Gables' many events help the store recruit and retain talent

A monthly pig roast is among the special events that AutoNation Chevrolet Coral Gables conducts to promote a family and team atmosphere in Miami.

Dealerships benefit by valuing employees

Lamborghini Broward and Honolulu Volkswagen completed 2017 without any employee turnover. One of the secrets to their success? Generous and flexible paid time off.

Social media become hot recruiting tools

Whether through direct listings of positions or seeing candidates surface organically, social media have become key parts of many dealers' recruiting efforts.

Why brands assist dealers with retention

About 40 percent of the 2018 Best Dealerships To Work For say their automaker partners encourage or incentivize better hiring, employment and retention practices.

New pay models help attract motivated staffers

A large majority of the winning dealerships are using pay plans that provide an ongoing base salary and bonuses for hitting targets on criteria such as volume or customer satisfaction.

Hire in haste, repent at leisure

Dealers on the Best Dealerships To Work For list called hiring too fast their biggest employment-related mistake. The lesson: Slow down and hire more carefully.

More dealerships are allowing home work

Driven by everything from long commutes to employees who seek more work-life flexibility, growing numbers of dealerships are giving telecommuting a test drive.

Competition gets tougher every year and dealers embrace the challenge

The competition to be named one of the 100 Best Dealerships To Work For in the U.S. is tougher this year than ever — and dealers embrace the challenge.

Employees love to give back to their communities

Helping others in their communities is a common pastime for employees of the Best Dealerships To Work For.

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