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Plans are Worthless

04 December 2014

This is traditionally the time of year when businesses complete their budget or financial plan for next year. Most businesses complete their plan, send their budgets to the Manufacturers and then put them into their accounting system ready for January. But are your plans any use, or are they just worthless?

Are you attractive?

03 December 2014

As the Economy continues to improve, employees are starting to be mobilised. Those who have been reluctant to change employers during the recession are starting to look around for companies offering better prospects; and candidates are now considering the company’s attraction as an employer as much as the job or role.

Offline and On-site

06 October 2014

According to JD Power, in 2005, the average car buyer visited 4.5 dealers before buying a car. The key to success back then was to ensure that your dealership was the one they remembered and went back to. Now, the average buyer visits just 1.4 dealers and is “transaction ready” when they arrive on site. The key now is to make sure that yours is the first showroom they visit. So just how is this achieved?

Superman or Superficial?

02 October 2014

In recent years, just about every retail group of a significant size has formed their own training department or academy, but is the impact they bring effective, when in-house trainers are expected to be all things to all men?

Value Engineer Your People

30 September 2014

When buying equipment, many companies adopt a value engineering approach to ensure that it does all of the tasks required for the best price. This is achieved by first producing a detailed specification of the tasks that the equipment is required to perform. When it comes to hiring people many companies fail to do this, letting themselves and the employee down.

Adrian Baker becomes an IMI Accredited Assessor in Automotive Management

14 July 2014

Coachworks Director Adrian Baker has received the IMI Accredited Assessor recognition. The accreditation is designed for individuals who play a vital role in the assessment process of IMI Accreditation…