HR Services For Car Dealerships

Running a car dealership in New Jersey is like juggling several balls at once. You’ve got sales, service, parts, the BDC, the manufacturer, the store itself, and customers. It’s a lot.

In all the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to forget about the necessity of taking care of your team. Think about it like this: if your dealership is a car, then your team is the engine. Without a good, well-oiled engine, the car doesn’t run. Solid, strategic HR is the oil that allows your team to perform at its best.

Managing human resources can be challenging and time-consuming, especially if you don’t have the expertise or the resources to do it properly. You must comply with complex and ever-changing employment laws, recruit and retain top talent, train and develop your staff, handle payroll and benefits, and deal with employee issues and conflicts.

But what if someone else could design the processes for you in a way that is both professional and efficient? This is where outsourced HR comes in.

In retail automotive, you need a professional HR partner who can handle your people issues so you can focus on growing your bottom line.

How Outsourced HR Can Help Your Car Dealership

Experienced and certified HR consultants understand the unique challenges and opportunities that auto dealerships face, and they have the solutions to help you overcome them.

Just like outsourcing car predictive campaigns to your marketing partner, an outsourced HR partner helps you manage your team effectively while maintaining your focus on your sales and service. It’s a practical way to help your dealership run smoothly and set it up for success.

At Red Clover, we specialize in helping car dealerships like yours operate at peak performance, fueling your growth while freeing you to focus on what you do best. We can handle all or part of your HR functions, depending on your needs and budget.

By outsourcing your HR to us, you can:

Access to Strategic Guidance and Operational Efficiency

Running HR in-house can be time-consuming and costly. Outsourced HR services streamline these tasks, allowing you to focus on your core business and save on overhead costs. It’s like having a specialist team at your disposal without the expense of full-time salaries and benefits. We can help you see around the corner and manage the risks before they become real employment issues. We bring expertise and experience to the table, ensuring you’re compliant and informed

From a leadership perspective, our seasoned people managers can help you build organizational and individual metrics to measure success as well as behavioral assessments for effective team performance.

Recruit Top Talent

Just as you want the best cars on your lot, you want the best people on your team. With outsourced HR, you can tap into their expertise and networks to recruit top talent in the industry, ensuring your dealership has the best crew on board. The right HR partner knows what to look for in a good candidate – in terms of skillset and the behaviors that support your dealership’s values and culture.

Reduce Employee Turnover

High employee engagement is like a well-oiled engine: it keeps your dealership running smoothly. An outsourced HR service creates an environment that motivates your team, increasing productivity and contributing to a positive workplace culture. Employees that are engaged are less likely to leave.

High employee turnover is both disruptive and expensive. With the right HR support, you can improve employee retention, reducing the costs associated with hiring and training new staff. It’s like preventive maintenance for your workforce, as an expert car dealership HR can address employee issues and conflicts promptly and effectively, reducing turnover and absenteeism.

Enhance Your Employer Brand and Reputation

Your dealership’s reputation isn’t just about the cars you sell. A strong employer brand attracts top talent and keeps them. An outsourced HR partner can help build and articulate your employer brand in a way that’s distinct but complementary to the product brand.

Capitalize on Leadership Development

Developing strong leaders is like having a skilled driver at the wheel of a car. Outsourced HR services often include leadership development and coaching programs that focus on understanding communication and leadership styles, motivational drivers, and EQ to support motivation through adversity and over the long term. Your HR partner is there to help you steer your dealership successfully.

Supporting a Competitive Pay Plan

Ensuring your pay plan is competitive, equitable, and aligned to your goals for the dealership is critical to financial success, recruiting, engagement and talent retention. It’s the foundation that supports the rest of the HR strategy. There’s nothing worse than a bad or frequently changing pay plan. As your outsourced HR partner, our job is to ensure that the pay plan supports your goals, attracts the right people and promotes internal equity across the organization.

Ready to make running your dealership easier and more successful? Let’s team up! Our HR experts are standing by to handle the hard stuff, leaving you free to focus on what you do best: selling cars and serving your customers.

Don’t let HR headaches slow you down. Contact us today to learn how we will help you attract the best talent, keep your team happy, and save you time and money.

Our HR Services for Car Dealerships

At Red Clover HR, we offer various HR services for car dealerships tailored to your specific needs and goals. Here are some of the services we provide:

HR Support

Navigating the complexities of HR can be overwhelming, especially when juggling day-to-day operations. We can help with everything from compliance to creating the strategy and processes that support a positive work environment with improved productivity and employee satisfaction.

Our HR consultants provide you with ongoing or on-demand HR support for any HR-related matter, such as:

  • Updating or creating an employee handbook, policies, and procedures
  • Conducting audits and compliance reviews
  • Handling employee relations issues, including terminations
  • Managing the performance development process
  • Recruiting support or full recruitment process outsourcing
  • Administering payroll and benefits
  • Providing coaching to your managers

Interim HR Management

Having an experienced HR professional can be invaluable during transition periods or when facing HR-related challenges. We provide interim HR management services, offering the expertise needed to navigate change, resolve conflicts, and implement effective HR strategies. Whether you require short-term or long-term assistance, our consultants are equipped to meet your needs.

We can act as your interim HR manager by:

  • Covering for an absent or vacant HR position
  • Leading a special project or initiative
  • Implementing a new system or process
  • Supporting a merger or acquisition

Change Management and Organizational Restructuring

Change is inevitable, but it’s more in the fast-paced automotive industry. Our HR consultants specialize in change management and organizational restructuring, helping your dealership adapt to new market conditions, technologies, and customer demands.

We work closely with your team to develop and implement strategies that minimize disruption, maximize employee engagement, and ensure a smooth transition. We help you manage change and restructure your organization effectively by:

  • Developing a change management strategy
  • Communicating the change vision
  • Engaging stakeholders
  • Managing resistance
  • Evaluating outcomes

Employee Assessments

Understanding your employees’ strengths and areas for development is crucial for optimizing their performance, especially in sales. Our HR consultants assess your employees’ skills, behaviors, motivations, and potential using various tools, such as:


DISC is a behavioral assessment that measures four dimensions of observable behavior and communication: dominance, influence, steadiness, and compliance. It can help you understand how your employees communicate, work, interact, and respond to different situations, helping you manage them more effectively.

Driving Forces

Driving Forces is a motivation assessment that measures six factors that drive people’s actions: knowledge, utility, surroundings, others, power, and methodologies. This motivation assessment can help you retain talent by understanding the driving forces that motivate them, what they value, and what they avoid.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

EQ is an emotional intelligence assessment that measures four components of emotional intelligence: self-awareness, self-regulation, social awareness, social regulation and motivation. It can help you understand how your employees perceive themselves, manage their emotions, relate to others, and handle conflict.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Finding and attracting top talent in the competitive automotive industry can be challenging. Our recruitment process outsourcing services streamline your hiring process. With our proven process for and extensive network, we help you identify and recruit qualified candidates who align with your dealership’s culture and values.

Overall, we can take over the entire recruitment process for you or assist you with specific stages of it by helping you:

  • Define job requirements
  • Source candidates
  • Screen resumes
  • Conduct interviews
  • Perform background checks
  • Making offers
  • Onboarding new hires

Speak With a New Jersey HR Consultant To Get Started

Ready to optimize your HR operations and drive your dealership’s success? Contact our team of experienced HR consultants in New Jersey today.

We understand the unique challenges car dealerships face and have the knowledge and skills to provide tailored HR solutions that meet your specific needs.

Don’t let HR management become a distraction—let us handle it while you focus on what you do best: serving your customers and growing your business. Call us now or schedule a consultation with our HR experts and take the first step towards a more efficient and productive car dealership!

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A commercial roofing contractor was in hyper growth mode. They had goals to increase their field workforce to expand their service area to additional states and geographical locations. If they were to grow their field workforce, they would also need to increase their administrative, operational and sales headcount to support the additional workload created by increased field work. Additionally, they were challenged in workforce retention and development, experiencing high turnover, and did not have a dedicated Human Resources professional to manage employee relations and compliance issues that come with trying to scale a business.

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