Four vital factors to consider when trying to meet dealership hiring demands – Adam Robinson | Hireology
Now more than ever, dealerships need help to fill roles and retain top talent, like technicians. But you may be surprised to learn it doesn’t always come down to money for job seekers. Hireology’s State of Automotive Hiring Report found that things other than pay could make all the difference. On today’s edition of Inside Automotive, we’re joined by Adam Robinson, the CEO and Co-Founder of Hireology, to elaborate more on the report and solutions to fill roles. Watch the full segment here.
The used vehicle market remained strained by pent-up demand and supply shortages throughout the second quarter, according to research by Edmunds. Since the onset of the COVID pandemic, the preowned segment has seen values fluctuate rapidly. In Q2, used vehicle transaction prices averaged $29,472, a decline of 4.6% from the prior-year period. Read More
For the first time, Tesla will defend itself in court against claims that the Autopilot driver assistance system was the cause of a fatal crash. Musk, whose image as an engineering leader is being questioned by plaintiffs in one of two cases who claim that he directly oversees the group behind the failed technology, claims that self-driving capabilities are essential to Tesla’s financial future. Read More
Automotive data provider S&P Global Mobility has reported that while U.S. light vehicle sales are expected to remain steady in August, there are signs of a slowdown. According to Chris Hopson, lead analyst at S&P Global Mobility, “Rising interest rates, credit tightening, and new vehicle pricing levels slowly decelerating remain pressure points for consumers.” Read More
United Auto Workers (UAW) union members have now voted in favor of a strike should negotiations with Detroit-Three car manufacturers fail to produce an acceptable contract by their September 14 deadline. The UAW began tallying votes from workers across Stellantis, General Motors and Ford last week under orders from President Shawn Fain. Read More
Opinion | Rethinking the UAW and the Detroit 3 Saga: An Avengers level showdown with real-world stakes
In the Transformers movies, when Optimus Prime clashed with Megatron, or in The Avengers, when our heroes battled the likes of Thanos, the earth-shattering confrontations, while spectacular, always left a trail of devastation in their wake. The unfolding drama between the United Auto Workers (UAW) and the Detroit 3 is not so different—possibly spectacular in its intensity but with ramifications that echo throughout the American economic landscape. This isn’t a mere corporate face-off—it’s an epic clash with some potentially damaging results. Read more
What do electric car buyers want to know before the purchase?
The car sales process has changed a lot in the last 15 to 20 years. Cars themselves have changed quite a bit in the same time period. With the introduction of new electric vehicles to many dealerships, has the information electric car buyers want to know – or want from the sales process, changed? We’ll take a look at recent studies and surveys to help you better understand how to make an electric vehicle shoppers’ experience a good one. Read more