Category: Workplace Relations

Action needed on skills shortages

The AADA has asked the Federal Government for assistance in addressing a critical shortage of skilled workers in the retail automotive industry. The AADA recently conducted a member survey that revealed almost every new car Dealer is suffering from a…

Train to be the Best!

In the latest of our series, thanks to legendary service adviser trainer, Lloyd Schiller, of LloydSchiller.com and Brooke Samples of Profit Blueprints, Brooke discusses the importance of ongoing training. If you got a cool new toy, like a drone, and…

On-site Convention & Expo Rescheduled for March 2022

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA) has decided to reschedule the “2021 Future Focused” Convention & Expo to 8-9 March 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic has played havoc with every aspect of life and made it…

BUDGET RECOVERY MEASURES WELCOME

AADA welcomes October’s Federal Budget as an important step in driving the recovery in the automotive industry and the wider economy. “We hope the measures announced in the Budget will be a shot in the arm for the industry, which…

SERVICE DEPARTMENT PROFIT EXPLORATION & ACCELERATION

Dealers should be aiming to achieve 20% return on sales in their service departments, according to Chris Downie, from Silver-Bullet Business Advisory, in his session at AADA 2020 Moving Forward. Mr Downie said it was time for Dealers to undertake…

THE FUTURE OF WORK

The ‘mass experiment’ of so many people forced to work from home due to COVID-19 had accelerated workplace trends that were already underway, according to Jo Jericho, Senior Strategy Manager – Consulting, Monitor Deloitte, who spoke about ‘The Future of…

MANAGING THROUGH A CRISIS

When COVID-19 hit, there was no playbook on how to respond, how to not just sustain and protect but to prepare businesses for growth post-pandemic. Convention Host, David ‘Macca’ McCarthy, sat down with Paul Scurrah, Former CEO & Managing Director,…

ONLINE CONVENTION A GREAT SUCCESS

AADA 2020 Moving Forward, AADA’s first-ever completely online National Dealer Convention & Expo, was a resounding success, with high participation rates in both workshops and feature sessions. Hosted by industry veteran David McCarthy on 10 and 11 November, the online…

Maintenance – It’s Not Just for Vehicles

In the latest of our series, thanks to legendary service adviser trainer, Lloyd Schiller, of LloydSchiller.com and Brooke Samples of Profit Blueprints, Brooke stresses the importance of maintaining all aspects of your dealership. As I was weeding my garden for…

ARE YOU PREPARED? JOBKEEPER COMPLIANCE REVIEWS AND JOBKEEPER 2.0

Many in the automotive industry have put their hand up to claim eligibility for the Federal Government’s ‘JobKeeper’ program and received support payments for eligible employees and eligible business participants. With the ATO ramping up JobKeeper review activity, and JobKeeper…