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Best Practices for Screening, Selecting and Hiring Dealership EmployeesHow important is it to hire and train the right people while building asales team that can convert opportunities created by marketing intoactual sales results?Organizational development is more important than ever before…with many dealerslosing staff while cutting costs during the depths of the recession, those that aregrowing their business need effective strategies, tools and tactics for attracting,screening and hiring the best Internet sales professionals with the greatest chance ofachieving their own personal success, as well as sales productivity for the dealership.This session will explore organizational development strategies, recruiting, screening,hiring and training tools as well as the materials and processes that the mostsuccessful dealers in America have been using for years, and are being used today asa means of increasing success in the hiring process. Ralph Paglia will share the toolsand processes he has used to build some of the most successful Internet salesdepartments in America while teaching attendees what the essential "must haves" are,and how to get them when seeking to grow your sales departments into highperformance digital marketing to sales conversion engines.
Introduction and Background: www.ADMPC.com Ralph Paglia President Automotive Media Partners, LLC• Led build-out and development of Tier10’s Digital Marketing, Advertising and Social Media Strategies, Tactics and client service capabilities• Automotive Digital Marketing Professional Community creator and Editor-in-Chief• Generated 144,000+ leads in 22 months while working for Courtesy Chevrolet…• Managed Courtesy Chevy Internet Sales team that sold 4,000+ Units in 2006…• Worked w/Ford in 2007-2009 to develop first fully integrated Tier 3 Digital Marketing Consulting and Ford Co-Op supported Digital Advertising program for Dealers…• Ran 1st retail automotive Behavioral Targeting Digital Advertising program…• Internet Sales & Marketing Consultant to Ford, Mercedes-Benz, GM, Honda, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai and 250+ dealers & groups…• Pioneered development of “Internet Leads” in 1988 using CompuServe ISP access to post vehicle inventory listings on defense contractor BBS’s…
Growing Your Internet Staff from 10 to 300 Cars per Month
Courtesy Chevrolet in Phoenix, AZ became theUSA’s leading Internet retailer of new and certifiedused Chevrolet vehicles… Human ResourceDevelopment was the key (secret sauce) to success.
“This is a people business…” Organizational Development is the essential stumbling block that many dealers and ISM’s report as the primary reason for Internet Sales Operations failure or lack of growth into a strategically significant level of sales.
Create a Video that showcases why People want to Work for Your Dealership• Training• Compensation• Benefits• Supportive Team• People Matter• Career Growth
Use Video Role Play Assessment• Pre-Screen Applicants• Identify Training Opportunities• Invest Time with the Most Qualified Candidates• Use as a Recruiting Tool• Ideal for Social Media based Recruiting• Don’t waste valuable ($$$) management interview time on applicants destined to fail!
Process Execution Capabilities Drive Staffing Requirements No dealership has unlimited process execution capabilities…
Growing Your Internet Sales Team Requires that you Define what Your Internet Process Should Look Like…Dealer LeadManagementProcess Map
Organic GrowthCourtesy Chevrolet is a single point Chevy dealer with(at one time) 3 fully staffed BDC Team’s, an eFinanceSales Team and 4 Internet Sales Teams. These 8 teams ofautomotive sales professionals are identified as follows:1. New Chevrolet BDC 5. New Chevrolet Internet Sales2. Used Car BDC 6. Used Car Internet Sales3. Wholesale Parts BDC 7. Bell Road Internet Sales4. eFinance Sales Team 8. Commercial Internet Sales Let’s Take a Look at How It Happened…
Lead Volume puts pressure on response times as a factor of staffing levels!
Organizational Structure Determines Process Capabilities and Monitoring Requirements… % of StatisticalTop 4 Ways Purchase Purchase* Correlation to Close Dealer Response Attributes Respondents* among the Factor of who DIDMore Sales Experienced by Customers within NOT Leads who Response attribute to Leads DID experience Received 24 hours of Submitting an Inquiry the attribute Experience with Vehicle Purchase the attribute Make Direct Phone Contact with Customer #1 (after sending Email w/availability & prices) 17% 27% 11 #2 Send Price Quotes by Email to Customer 20% 27% 9 Contact Customer more than once by Email #3 and Telephone (within First 24 Hours) 21% 25% 5 Make sure Customers are either Completely or #4 Very Satisfied with the Lead Response 21% 24% 3
Staffing Determines Process Execution Capabilities and Monitoring Requirements…Customer goes onlineand submits Lead Internet Sales Specialist ISS) reviews lead, selects 4 vehicles for Price Quotes Sends email with Quotes & Cars BDC Staff makes initial phone call, collects customer info, sets up an appointment for the ISS If no appointment, ISS Contacts customer and seeks appointment and/or agreement
Lead Process Maps should be indexed to email templates, phone scripts and word tracks so thatdealership employees have a “paint by numbers” guide towhat is expected when a lead is received. This process mapfocuses on the first 12hours after a new lead is received.
Lead Process Maps should contain briefexplanations for the logic and execution tips for employees to review before actually using the email templates, phone scripts and word tracks. Actual template illustrations make it easyfor dealership employees to recognize the right template or document when they see it in their CRM tool.
When LeadProcess Maps are indexed to correspondingly numbered email templates, phone scripts and word tracks, thedealership is far more likely toexecute the repetitious tasks that create customer experiences which correlate with higher sales closing ratios. The best process maps break down email andphone contact processes into separate flows so that they can be executed by different resources when scaling up lead volumes and organization structures.
Have a defined process for “closing out” unsold leadsAlthough many car guys will say they believe in the concept of following up untilprospects either buy or die… Large scale lead generation through highly effectivemarketing practices requires that scarce resources be allocated to where they willgenerate the most sales. Outsourcing followup on leads that have reached adesignated status (dormant) or assigning them to alternate resources such as a BDCwill allow ISS’s to stay focused on the 50% of the leads that buy, and do so within thefirst 10 days
Nothing has more impact on results than phone contact with the customer!Outbound phone calls, ongoing phone follow-up andresponding to emails requires adequate staffing and skill levels
Telephone Process• 85% of Web visitors who contact the dealershipbefore coming into the showroom, use the phone• Direct Phone contact (after responding to anInternet lead by email), has the greatest impact onincreasing sales closing ratiosPhone Follow-Up Sales Strategy:• Focus on having a set of objectives in front of us,each time we make an email follow-up call• Word Track Forms (scripts) are used for trainingand collecting customer information during each callthat is made immediately after sending personalizedemail response
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Questions and Answers…Ralph PagliaCell: 505-301-6369RPaglia@gmail.comwww.RalphPaglia.comReference Links:http://www.ADMPC.comhttp://slideshare.net/RalphPagliahttp://www.hirethewinners.com/admhttp://www.Automax.com