How does your business attract and develop new employees?

From sales to servicing, a recurring complaint from motor retailers is the lack of skilled staff. But what are automotive retailers doing to address this shortage? AM wants to hear your opinions on how your dealerships attract staff, especially entry-level employees, and how you train and retain them.

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* 1. How many employees do you currently have?

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* 2. Do you collaborate with local schools and colleges in an attempt to attract school-leavers?

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* 3. Do you offer work experience placements?

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* 4. Do your manufacturer partners offer apprenticeship or school-leaver training schemes that feed in to the dealer networks?

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* 5. What percentage of your Apprenticeship Levy funds have you drawn down so far?

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* 6. What percentage of your current staff has received training funded by your Apprenticehip Levy contributions?

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* 7. Do you offer a structured leadership development program?

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* 8. If you are currently experiencing a skills shortage, which department is worst affected?

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* 9. Do you think your business will hire more or fewer people in 2019 than in 2018?

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