Category: Workforce

Meet Joe: One of the Many Veterans Working as Service Techs Across the Country

America’s new-car and -truck dealerships are a great place for military veterans to establish a long-lasting, rewarding career.

Dealership Buy-Sell Firm Haig Partners Makes $10,000 Donation to NADA Workforce Initiative and Launches Match Program

In addition to their $10,000 donation, Haig Partners is launching a match program that could generate another $20,000.

NADA Readies Itself for a More Culturally Inclusive Future with New Hire

NADA continues to take steps to demonstrate its commitment to reaching diverse constituencies in our country’s current, politically-charged environment.

An Employee Has COVID-19 Symptoms or Tests Positive…Here’s What to Do

The latest in NADA’s Dealership Lifeline Webinar series addresses the literal lifeline of your employees, your customers and all those involved when someone tests positive for the novel coronavirus—or has a suspected infection.

Auto Dealerships are Stepping Up During COVID-19

From increased sanitizing and cleaning to maintaining social distancing, auto dealerships are doing everything they can to keep their customers, employees and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Responding to Coronavirus: NADA Provides Updates on Action, New Law

The new law provides certain eligible employees with potential coronavirus-related emergency paid sick leave, emergency family and medical leave, and expanded unemployment insurance.

The Academy Tradition: Setting the Standard for Lifelong Learning

What started as a program to prepare the sons and daughters of dealership owners to work in the family business has evolved into the premier educational opportunity for the entire automotive retail industry.

Event Celebrates the Strides Women Have Made in the Auto Industry

This year is the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the United States, so 2020 is an excellent time to celebrate the tremendous strides that women are making in the automotive industry and talk about ways to get even more women involved in the future.

Retail Automotive Hiring Benchmarks

While dealerships respond to online consumer leads within 24 hours or less, it takes them five days or more to get back to a job applicant. “The biggest thing we can do to staff our dealerships is review applicants faster, respond quickly and have a consistent applicant process.”

How to Build a Diverse and Inclusive Dealership Culture

Most dealerships are aware of the impact and importance of diversity and inclusion in their workplaces. But what can dealers do to promote more diversity and inclusion?

NADA’s Human Capital 20 Group Improves Employee Recruitment and Retention

Now, thanks to a partnership with Hireology, NADA’s Human Capital 20 Group is connecting human resources professionals so they can share best practices and resources to find, develop and retain talent.

NADA Sets the Pace for Women Driving Auto Retail

The automotive industry is at a crossroads, but it’s not over personal ownership versus ridesharing or the future of autonomous vehicles. The auto industry is finally turning the corner when it comes to recognizing and supporting women in the industry.

Ford Donates $100,000 to the NADA Foundation’s Workforce Initiative

“Ford joins an esteemed group of car and commercial truck manufacturers that support the NADA Foundation’s efforts to spark an interest in service technician careers.”

NADA and Reflection Software Win Gold Award for Training

The award-winning training video module, “Finding Meaning Behind the Words: How Video Scenarios Brought the DISC Model to Life for Dealerships,” is part of NADA’s Professional Series course in Leadership …

Where to Start – When Every Single Penny Counts

When every penny counts it’s up to office managers to control costs and motivate the dealership team to find inefficiencies.

Hyundai Donates $50,000 to the NADA Foundation’s Workforce Initiative

“High school students, their advisors and parents need to know that today’s cars have more computing power than the systems that guided the Apollo astronauts to the moon.”

5 Reasons Service Tech Jobs are a Good Fit for Generation Z

America’s technical colleges and training programs graduate about 37,000 new technicians each year —leaving an annual shortage of approximately 39,000 trained technicians.

Study: Dealership Jobs Appeal to Generation Z

Move over millennials: a new generation is entering the workforce and they are increasingly attracted to careers in the automotive retail industry.

The ‘Why and How’ of Creating a Culture of Coaching at Your Dealership

NADA provides the resources that cover all aspects of dealership operations, including how to create a culture of coaching, which will be covered in the upcoming seminar, Leadership Master Class, in Tysons, Va., from Sept. 23-27.

NADA and ATD Leadership Search for the Next Generation of Service Techs

To spark interest in service technician careers at automotive and commercial truck dealerships, the NADA Foundation in January 2019 rolled out a new multi-faceted Workforce Initiative …

Toyota Donates $100,000 to the NADA Foundation’s Workforce Initiative

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Foundation’s multi-faceted initiative to spark interest in service technician careers at car and commercial truck dealerships is gaining financial support from across the entire industry.

A Guide to NADA Education Resources for Members

Dealer members and employees can choose from a variety of content, formats and delivery methods to meet their needs, schedules and budgets. NADA Education resources fall into two broad categories. Let’s take a look.

NADA Working With Junior Achievement to Prepare Next Generation

What began as a small organic initiative has turned into a relationship that continues to build momentum, evident by the engagement in the 2017-18 school year…

Participate in NADA’s 2019 Dealership Workforce Study Today

The study reveals hiring and retention trends and the generational and demographic makeup of the dealership workforce.

Steering the Next Generation of Service Technicians

Nick Latino shares the tools that helped him cruise to success in his career.

One NADA

NADA is the force that unites new-car dealerships against the obstacles they couldn’t overcome individually.

Setting Performance Goals for Employees Drives Dealership Success

No one can achieve their most challenging goals without help. We all need support and assistance from our managers, peers and our team of employees to ensure our success.

Solving the Technician Shortage Crisis

The NADA Foundation recently launched a new Workforce Initiative designed to promote technician careers among target demographics across the country.

ATD Show 2019: Truck Dealers at Our Best

The show included the ATD Industry Roundtable, workshops, make meetings and special industry and networking events with hundreds of truck dealers and guests from across the country.

NADA Launches Initiative to Promote Auto Tech Careers

The industry needs close to 76,000 more technicians per year through 2026 to fill anticipated job openings. A lack of dealership workers means that thousands of well-paying local jobs remain unfilled …

#WomenInAutomotive: We Have a Winner!

After an incredibly successful and inspiring first outing in 2018, NADA again launched its’ #WomenInAutomotive contest. This year’s video entries highlight the depth and breadth of women in automotive jobs and experiences.

NADA Academy classrooms

With Knowledge to Spare

How NADA’s education and training programs are responding to dealers’ needs, preparing the next generation of leaders

Thoughts on Leadership, the Economy and the Future: A Recap of Day Two at NADA Show 2019

The second day of the Automotive Industry Event of the Year rolled on, kicking off bright and early with the official “seatbelt unbuckling” ceremony that marks the opening of the NADA Show Expo at the newly expanded Moscone Center in San Francisco.

service techs David White and Matt Smith, Motorcars Honda, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

NADA Foundation: Promoting Dealership Careers

The NADA Foundation unveils a new Workforce Initiative at NADA Show 2019.

NADA Foundation Launches Workforce Initiative Interactive Website for Aspiring Service Techs

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Foundation has announced the next phase of its Workforce Initiative, which includes the launch of a new consumer-facing website – http://www.nadafoundation.org – to promote the value of service technician jobs…

#WomenInAutomotive Video Contest: Share Your Story for a Chance to Win

Are you a woman who works in automotive retail? If yes, please share a quick video talking about your experience, and join us in encouraging other women to consider pursuing automotive careers!

Are You Creating a ‘Culture of Coaching’ at Your Dealership?

Dealership managers who want to hone their management styles and establish a “culture of coaching” in all areas of the business will soon be able to participate in a new NADA Academy training program.

NADA’s Lutz, Gilchrist Meet Trump for White House Discussion on Economy, Workforce Training

NADA Chairman Wes Lutz and Vice Chairman Charlie Gilchrist joined other business leaders at the White House on Wednesday for a discussion with President Trump and senior administration officials about the nation’s growing economy and the Administration’s comprehensive workforce development efforts.

Report: New-Car Dealership Employment and Wages Continue to Rise

Through the first half of 2018, the nation’s 16,794 franchised new-car dealerships employed more than 1.1 million people, up 0.8 percent compared to same period a year ago.

ATD Tackles Industry Workforce Shortage

For years, truck dealerships around the nation have struggled with a technician shortage that threatens the health of our businesses and local economies.

Dealerships Can Join President Trump’s Workforce Initiative

On Aug. 2, NADA’s leadership attended a meeting at the White House and asked administration officials to consider addressing the dealership technician shortage as part of its workforce initiative.

NADA Foundation Meets with White House to Discuss Technician Shortage

Annette Sykora, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Foundation, met with White House officials on Thursday to discuss its new Workforce Initiative and potential engagement with the recently announced President’s National Council for the American Worker.