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Mike Gorun's Blog Posts Tagged 'employees' (7)

Using Marketing to Hire an Engaged Staff

The automotive industry has a sales department staffing problem – and a big one. In fact, NADA has placed the yearly turnover rate as high as 70 percent. Dealerships are in constant hiring mode to keep their sales floor staffed with enough employees to provide coverage for their floor traffic and to follow up with customers and prospects.

 

Since customer…

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Added by Mike Gorun on November 29, 2016 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

It’s All a Matter of Perspective

When did you last walk through the customer entrance of your dealership and look at what is truly being experienced by the customer?

 

Forget for a moment whether a sales consultant’s work area is messy, or if there are smudges on the windows. Let’s look a little closer at what a customer could see, hear or feel when they interact with your dealership in any…

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Added by Mike Gorun on November 18, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Why Dealers Already Offer The Apple Experience

Articles are continuously being written in hopes of dissecting and duplicating the Apple Store experience for other businesses. I’ve even seen sessions at industry conferences that revolve around how to duplicate this in car dealerships. While I agree that it should be every dealership’s goal to achieve the level of loyalty that Apple has, an interesting thought occurred to…

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Added by Mike Gorun on October 8, 2013 at 6:03am — 1 Comment

Acquisition and Retention Get Married

A new benchmark report published last month by RSR Research, provides some interesting information about retailers and the shifts in focus and importance from 2012 to 2013.

 

According to the study, 61 percent of retailers feel customer retention has become more difficult, and…

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Added by Mike Gorun on September 24, 2013 at 6:23am — 2 Comments

How a Life Lesson Was Learned by the World’s Best Bourbon

Life lessons typically come when you least expect them as software coder, Ted Dziuba, discovered...

He and his friend went to a bar that served Pappy Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon Whiskey that is widely regarded as the world’s best bourbon. While…

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Added by Mike Gorun on September 10, 2013 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Why a “Satisfied” Customer is Unacceptable

I came across an article recently by Jeffrey Gitomer that really hit home. In essence, he said that there are countless awards given out for levels of “customer satisfaction” by many companies including the likes of JD Powers, and Consumer Reports. The winners of those awards…

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Added by Mike Gorun on August 6, 2013 at 6:09am — 9 Comments

Here’s Your Sign! Building Employee Morale.

One of my favorite comedians is Bill Engvall, who does the “here’s your sign” gags. (i.e. A buddy and I went fishing. When we got to the dock I pulled out a big string of bass. Some guy on the dock asks, “Hey, y’all catch them fish?” I said, “Nope. We talked ‘em into giving up. Here’s your sign!”)

As business managers and/or owners, we all like to think we’ve got a pulse on employee morale, which is a critical component to how successful a business is. As someone who makes a…

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Added by Mike Gorun on June 5, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments

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