• Dealerships emphasise better work-life balance in competitive jobs market

    Dealerships emphasise better work-life balance in competitive jobs market

    The knock-on effects of the pandemic may change forever how car dealerships operate. Showrooms have already come a long way from the days of predatory salespeople and oil-stained mechanics, with the emphasis firmly on delivering an exceptional customer experience. However, one of the main drivers for change remains the need for dealerships to make themselves more attractive to prospective employees.

  • MotorVise experiences 400% jump in dealership recruitment demands

    MotorVise experiences 400% jump in dealership recruitment demands

    Motor trade consultancy MotorVise Automotive has revealed that demand for its recruitment services soared by 400 percent during May and June. The company said that dealerships are staging recruitment days in an attempt to gain an advantage as hiring activity intensifies across all sectors. Fraser Brown, managing director of MotorVise Automotive, said that dealerships are

  • Dealerships must plan to secure new cars for customers

    Dealerships must plan to secure new cars for customers

    Dealerships must act quickly to counter the effects of a huge shortage of new and used cars, says motor trade expert Fraser Brown. Sales teams are already coming to terms with delays of up to six months in new car deliveries, while the sector has seen its business cycle upended due to the long-term fall out from last spring’s lockdown.

  • MotorVise Automotive helps dealership cope with “insane” demand for new cars

    MotorVise Automotive helps dealership cope with “insane” demand for new cars

    DEMAND for new cars has been “insane” since showrooms reopened following the easing of lockdown restrictions, according to one South West dealership. As a result, Michael Leatherbarrow, general manager of Drive Vauxhall Bristol, has employed five new sales staff at its two city dealerships after a recruitment day attracted a flurry of interest.

  • Sales teams may prove the biggest barrier to increasing take up of dealership finance

    Sales teams may prove the biggest barrier to increasing take up of dealership finance

    One of the largest hangovers facing dealerships since the easing of lockdown remains the significant fall in financial penetration, says Fraser Brown of MotorVise Automotive.
    Discussions with the directors of several dealer groups reveal that the motor trade continues to operate in a bubble created by a limited supply of new and used cars – resulting in good chassis profits, but much reduced finance income.

  • Triumph Motorcycles revs up sales training thanks to virtual programme

    Triumph Motorcycles revs up sales training thanks to virtual programme

    Triumph Motorcycles has continued training its staff worldwide throughout the pandemic, thanks to an innovative programme from MotorVise Automotive. Faced with restrictions surrounding traditional in-person training events, MotorVise invested in creating two hi-tech broadcast studios allowing it to deliver virtual training sessions to Triumph dealerships across different time zones.

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