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Achieving Four Percent Net-to-Sales
Monday, July 23, 2012
A financial road map can help you achieve four percent net-to-sales, but only if your key players understand and participate in the plan. Author Robert E. Lee discusses the importance of making sure your managers follow the directions to achieve this goal.
Monday, December 06, 2010
Mike Trabold - Dealership compliance is often complicated. Three areas of significant importance for dealers today are worker classification, the federal HIRE act, and the implications of the health care reform act.
Signal-to-Noise Ratios: Online Employment Information Fights For Attention
Friday, October 10, 2008
Justin Spath - This ... is a fundamental problem with employee relations practices at many automotive dealerships. We lose employees and have trouble finding new ones because ...
Don’t Be Timid: Lack of Liquidity Paired With Fear and Ego Becomes a Lethal Mix
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Greg Goebel - It is a tough, tough market for many auto retailers. I warned of this last October saying the recession was here, and it is. I could care less about a few paltry economic growth indicators.
Making the Most of Online Employment Ads
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Justin Spath - The function of an online employment ad is really no different than one that appears in print. The key thing to remember is that due to the form of the online employment ad, ... you are not constrained by the print format. There are no ...
Why Bananas Are Good for Hiring: Making the Most of Opportunity
Friday, July 18, 2008
Justin Spath - As our economy moves more and more towards a significant banana, I think it is safe to say that we in the retail automotive industry will notice the effects.
Internet Resources: Utilize the Wealth of Information at Your Fingertips to Learn and Save Money
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Justin Spath - ... while I can’t begin to cover the entire Internet, I can take a little time to highlight a few resources online that will be beneficial to you as a dealership owner, operator or manager.
Creating Career Paths For Service Technicians
Friday, May 16, 2008
Justin Spath - This is not an easy task because the service department has a fairly nontraditional organization structure. In many other departments, career paths are clearer.
Your Most Important Customer: Implementing An Internal Customer Relationship Management System
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Justin Spath - Oftentimes, people become so focused on their own work that they lose track of the fact that everyone plays an important role in the function of the dealership.
Business Ethics – Who Needs Them: Improve Your Reputation Every Day with the Right Choices
Monday, March 31, 2008
Justin Spath - Ethical issues are something few of us are ever really prepared to deal with when they occur. The big ones we can see and handle (because they usually have major consequences) usually involve courts, judges, and fines.
Finding or Developing Professionalism
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Justin Spath - In general, a person is considered a professional if they exhibit the use of a specialized set of skills developed through education and training and they use independent judgment in the functions of their job.
Creating E-mail Policies At Work
Friday, February 01, 2008
Mark Benjamin - Many small-business owners are not fully aware of their legal rights when it comes to monitoring their employees’ e-mails and fear that the company may be breaching privacy laws by reading their staff’s e-mail correspondence.
Strategies And Tips For Dealing With Difficult Employees
Friday, December 14, 2007
Mark Benjamin - Management is wise to quickly address a difficult employee, experts say, since such negativism is contagious and can quickly impact the entire office staff.
Reducing Employment Litigation Risks
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Carlos Rodriguez - The best solution for employers today is to purchase comprehensive employment practices liability insurance (EPLI), which covers a business against potential liability losses such as sexual harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination.
Online HR Management Systems: Easing The Burden For Small Business Owners
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Carlos Rodriguez - Achieving success in any business requires a relentless focus on the basics: the core product or service, customers, distribution channels, competitors and the bottom line.
The New Employee You Just Hired Committed Bank Fraud: The Value Of Background Checks
Friday, June 29, 2007
Carlos Rodriguez - Bad hiring decisions can affect a company’s finances as well as the morale and productivity of current staff. The US Labor Department estimates the cost to replace an employee is 30 percent of that person’s salary.
Training Benefits Business
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Carlos Rodriguez - Besides the direct financial impact to a business’ bottom-line, there are other benefits to investing in employee training programs. For example, training increases employees’ skill levels, positively affecting performance, and productivity.
Tips For Creating A Heathly, Stress-Free Workplace
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Carlos Rodriguez - While identifying potential problems is important, business owners can also benefit from learning their employees’ strengths and weaknesses.
Can A Business Afford Not To Offer Benefits?
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Carlos Rodriguez - Health insurance has become the number one benefit for attracting employees. Few, if any, small and mid-size companies can afford to provide or administer the same kinds of benefit packages that large organizations do.
Proactive Staff Planning The Impact Of The Past, Present And Future
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Justin Spath - The simplest form of staffing plan, the hiring projection, is probably the best place to start if you have never created a staffing plan before.
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