Car dealerships are planning a recruitment drive for staff over coming months.
They will be looking for technicians, sales people and service assistants for the most part, but also considering what they need in other business areas.
National Franchised Dealers Association has lobbied the Government throughout the year to extend the time period in which the industry is able to use their year’s accrual of the apprenticeship levy but it positive to see that the majority of dealers intend to use the funds from the levy over the next twelve months.
The findings of the survey will allow NFDA to continue to provide the wider membership with advice, guidance and best practice.
In addition to the legal employment guidance available to members, NFDA has launched a new ‘HR Toolkit’ which will be updated regularly. Initially, it includes job descriptions and templates members can use when they recruit.
Sue Robinson, NFDA Chief Executive, said, “It is extremely encouraging that the majority of franchised dealers are putting people at the core of recovery and growth and planning to create jobs and recruit new workforce in the next three months.
“NFDA continues to support members through the entire recruitment process thanks to Drive My Career as well as relevant documents and templates.
“Dealers’ recruitment plans indicate a degree of optimism and it is positive to see they are giving significant importance to regular performance reviews and employee engagement activities with their current staff.
“Businesses need to ensure that employees not only feel supported and engaged but are also developed and guided through their careers. Engagement is intrinsically linked to performance and it is important that employees’ voices are being heard and that management is listening and adapting to their needs.
“Focussing on bringing new talent into the industry has never been more important for the health of businesses and the whole economy”.