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Hiring At A Dealership: Part 2

This article is part 2 of a 2-part series highlighting the struggles of hiring employees at a car dealership. This article will focus on how to find new potential hires for a car dealership. The previous article focused on the differences between hiring employees at a car dealership compared to hiring at any other business.

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If you are looking to hire more people for your car dealership, it can be quite a hassle. After all, you want to find the right candidates. That way, you can ensure they are a great fit and will support your mission. So to help you fill your spots with the best candidates available, use the following tips:

 

Determine Your Needs

The first place to start when deciding on any new hires is what your needs are at this moment. If you need more service department employees, sales employees, or management personnel, then your approach is going to vary.

Sit down and map out where you want to be in a year's time. This will help you determine the kind of people and skill sets you need to hire for. That way, the decision will be easier when you find the right person.

 

Use Social Media

Long gone are the days where you had to wait for the right person to come walking into your door. Today, you can reach a larger market just by advertising online. Using social media can work two ways.

The first way is the push approach. You can put out branding, stories, and other content. This makes you more visible. You could get some great recruits passively from this. The other way is to search social media for profiles who mention they are working or looking for work in your industry and reach out to them personally.

 

Recruit in Person

Going to events or other in-person meetups is a great way to find new talent. There is something special about face to face relationships. You can get to know them better in a shorter period of time, which could cut down on the time wasted to try to find the right new hires.

 

Use Your Current Employees

Encourage your current employees to reach out to their social circle about job opportunities. If they are star employees, then they are more likely to bring even better people in to add to your team. Consider offering a finder's fee to make it more enticing.

 

Use Personality Tests

Everyone has a unique personality. It is hard to know what theirs is without testing it in some way. There are many digital personality tests that you can have them take before hiring them. That way, you know they are the right kind of person for that role.

 

Use a Professional Service

While the above methods can work, sometimes you just don't have the time. And in a dealership, time is of the essence. When you outsource the hiring function to a professional service, you are freeing yourself up to focus on what you truly are great at. Plus, you can spend more time on higher level strategy in your business.

Using corporate outplacement services in United States is a great way to get an edge on the competition. Not only do they save you time, but they are skilled in finding the right people because they do it every day.

 

When searching for the best hires for your car dealership, it can be difficult. However, it doesn't have to be. When you use the right approach, you can save time and money while finding the perfect fit. So leverage the resources above and hire new employees that fit your brand.

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