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5 Ways to Encourage and Motivate Your Dealership Employees

Posted by Vanguard Dealer Services on Jan 24, 2022 10:00:00 AM


Employee engagement goes a long way in building a successful dealership. The best way to engage your workers is through continuous encouragement and motivation. As a dealership decision maker, you are tasked with developing plans that will keep your employees engaged at all times to achieve the set goals and objectives. But how can you do this?

Several strategies will encourage and motivate employees throughout the dealership, reduce employee turnover, enhance retention, and significantly improve your bottom. Some of these ideas are discussed below.

  1.     Create a Safety and Wellness Culture

Employees need to feel and be safe and well while working at leadership by providing a suitable physical and social environment. Working at the dealership can be challenging. As the owner, principal, or general, it is upon you to ensure that the environment is mentally and socially safe for the employees to perform optimally.

  1.     Monetary Rewards Are Not Everything; Recognition Is Also Crucial

Set up goals for the employees and offer extra incentives or rewards that they can qualify for other than money. Recognizing workers in front of their fellow workers or offering leadership positions within the dealership can be more important than monetary rewards. It gives them a sense of purpose, belonging, and satisfaction that money cannot give. Offer them training opportunities after achieving set objectives to encourage them to stay at the leadership.

  1.     Give a Personal Touch

Apart from recognizing and appraisal your employees, take the time to check in on them individually to see how they're doing and address any problems or complaints they may have on a personal level. This way, you will build trust with your staff as they feel valued and part of something –they are not mere workers to bring the dealership money.

  1.     Offer Training and Development

Continuously improve your staff members through training and development programs according to roles or positions. Weak employees get the help they need during training while the good ones become better. You will have a better and all-rounded workforce and boost your dealership's bottom line.

  1.     Get Everyone On Board

Involve employees in the dealership's goals and purpose to encourage and motivate them to become more productive. Ask for their input in certain decisions and let them know that they can freely present their views and ideas to you.

The Bottom Line

Employees are crucial to all dealerships. Encouraging and motivating employees is a sure way to build and sustain success and stay ahead within your industry.

Need a dealership development and compliance partner to propel your business to success. At Vanguard Dealer Services, we offer various services valuable to dealerships, including compliance management systems, F&I development, aftermarket income development, automotive sales training, and customer retention services.

Please don't hesitate to contact us today to enjoy our services or for inquiries.

Topics: F&I Managers, Dealership Employees, Sales Motivation, F&I Business Manager, employees

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