On St. Patrick’s Day, usually much of the country is filled with happy people who feel the luck of the Irish and wear copious amounts of green. Because the automotive industry has seen disruptions in the supply chain and the spread of coronavirus has the increased the need for people to stay home, you might be feeling a bit down on the upcoming forecast for your dealership. We could all use a little Luck of the Irish served with a side of optimism.

In the face of what seems impossible conditions, great management can make a big difference. Striving to ensure excellent customer service, an inviting atmosphere for customers to shop and wait for service, and making the dealership a rewarding place to work is essential to recovering from such a downturn and help you see green.

There are even opportunities right now to consider that increase your chances for a bright future.

  • It’s a great time to spring clean the dealership and really think about how you present yourself to the public. You might consider sprucing up the waiting area. Deep cleaning all the fixtures and furnishing. Organizing desks and removing clutter.
  • You could think about the management and staff that represent your vision. Are they positive people with a solid work ethic? Or are they dead weight just collecting a paycheck and not moving your business forward?
  • As interest rates have been going down, so too have car loans. This might be the catalyst a few buyers need to purchase a vehicle in the coming months.

Just as you have a moment to seek clarity for the future, so do management professionals all over the country who might be re-evaluating their employment situations. As recruiters, Autopeople can leverage our database of candidates and find qualified management that fit the needs of your dealership to prepare you for the opportunities that will come.

We here at Autopeople, want you to know that we are committed to helping you be the best you can be. Reach out to us to discuss how we can help. We wish you a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day and leave you with this Irish Blessing.

“May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.”

Call me, David Adragna, at 1-800-659-9501, visit our website at www.apreport.wpengine.com, or email me at dadragna@autopeople.com to find out how Autopeople can help.