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AutoNation wants more service lane hospitality

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
AutoNation Inc., the country's biggest dealership group, is recruiting service advisers among restaurant waiters and other service-industry workers, part of a new plan to reduce turnover in a key position.... Read More »

 

DCH program aims to hire, promote women

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
DCH Auto Group is focused on recruiting and training more female employees. In late 2012, the South Amboy, N.J., dealership group formed the Professional Women's Association to study how it can better attract, retain and advance women employees, initially at its East Coast stores.... Read More »

 

More women find careers in service lanes

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
A small but growing number of women are finding a career in the service lanes of car dealerships. The dealers who hire them say women bring a unique skill set to the service department: empathy and strong communication skills for relationship building. Those skills can help build customer loyalty and boost profits.... Read More »

 

BEST PRACTICES

Dealership's interns tackle real-world tasks

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
For many college students, a summer job in the car business might mean washing vehicles or greeting customers. Not at Park Place Dealerships. The Dallas-based dealership group offers paid summer internships to accounting, marketing and information technology majors, along with the usual car fanatics.... Read More »

 

Small dealership group recruits grads

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2013
Recruiting college graduates is a bit unorthodox for a small family-run dealership group. The Premier Collection has found a way.... Read More »

 

Fiat is getting its own factory reps for dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
Fiat is hiring its own field staff to work with its 205 U.S. dealerships as the brand starts selling its first four-door hatchback, the 500L. Fiat dealerships had been handled by factory reps that also visited Chrysler stores. Most Fiat dealerships are owned by Chrysler dealers.... Read More »

 

N.J. dealers have a new hiring tool

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
The New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers has partnered with The Employment Network, a Web-based employment screening company, to help dealers identify qualified potential hires quickly and efficiently, says Jim Appleton, the association's president.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Welcome mat

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013
More entrepreneurs and businesspeople with no automotive retailing experience are interested in buying dealerships. And why not? A dealership business model is appealing, has good cash flow and typically offers a 20 percent return on investment.... Read More »

 

Auto industry outsiders snag dealerships

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013
They're coming from investment banking and the beverage industry, real estate and manufacturing. What do they have in common? After making their money in other industries, they're now snapping up or jockeying to buy U.S. auto dealerships.... Read More »

 

Is the dealership sales call center obsolete?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2013
As Internet leads, mobile phone calls and texts swamp dealerships, business development centers are starting to look counterproductive to some dealers. Some dealers are dumping their BDCs, while others -- who defend the centers as the best way to handle the rising tide of Internet leads -- have worked out a truce between the two staffs.... Read More »

 

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