Conducting ‘Stay’ Interviews Instead of Job Interviews for Powersports Dealers

Understand What’s Working and What Isn’t We have all heard of job interviews and some of us have even suffered through an exit interview or two, but have you ever heard of a “stay” interview? It’s interesting to note that although motorcycle dealerships have an incredible turnover rate, many dealer principals don’t do anything about

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Can’t Find Good Help?

Don’t Overlook Out-Of-State Candidates Time to broaden your horizons? One of the biggest challenges for employers is finding qualified candidates, especially technicians (but that is a whole different topic). We will be the first to admit that good help can be hard to find, but you may need to broaden your horizons. Many employers in

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Ch-ch-changes!

Turn and Face The Strange? The job is fine, it pays well and you like your co-workers. So why waste time looking for a new gig? Well, I’m not saying you should spend all your free time job searching. But as many of us learned the hard way after the 2008 crash, it doesn’t hurt to

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Always Be Looking for Employees

Have a Plan B for Employees With apologies to Alec Baldwin’s definitive sales strategy in the movie Glengarry Glen Ross, people in the powersports industry should “Always Be Looking” rather than closing. A high percentage of motorcycle dealerships don’t seem to get the ABCs of running a business in terms of employment. We all know that

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Employee Turnover

Death & Taxes Are Not The Only Certainties In The Motorcycle Industry! They say death and taxes are the only certainties, but “they” never worked in the motorcycle industry! The biggest certainty in our industry is employee turnover. You may know how many employees you lose each year, but do you know what it really costs

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Remember The Golden Rule

Simple Steps To Becoming A Star Employee Remember the Golden Rule? “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.” It seems like many of us may need a reminder on the law of reciprocity. I have managed employees for more than 20 years and I had been an employee for just as many.

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Selling The Job

Writing An Effective Help Wanted Ad Would you plunk down 10 bucks at the movies to see something known only as a Generic Action Flick? Of course not! You want to know something about the story, who stars in it and whether it’s supposed to funny or scary. So if people won’t invest two hours

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