What’s ahead for Dealers for the rest of 2020
The final installment of the Automotive News Retail Forum: Dealer Discussions virtual series wrapped up this week, showcasing how dealers and industry partners have weathered the staffing and inventory challenges this summer. Hireology CEO Adam Robinson was among the panelists who shared tactics on what dealers can do today to help their dealerships adapt to the changing landscape created by COVID-19.
Hireology has previously shared tactics and best practices to adapt to today’s hiring challenges resulting from the economic downturn, and how dealers can rely more heavily on digital tools to keep their teams connected. The panel format from Automotive News Retail Forum was a great way to showcase some of these learnings, and hear directly from dealership leaders on how their rooftops were being impacted directly this summer.
During the discussion, Robinson shared data from Hireology that showed a slow recovery for retail automotive dealerships across the country but cautioned on the challenges ahead, especially on staffing. “By working with 1 in 4 franchised new car dealerships across the country, we have an interesting pulse on the state of the market today,” said Robinson. Over the past