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Combatting Margin Compression
Guest blog by Todd Stewart, CSO, Dealer Wizard, LLC
One of the core challenges for automotive retail dealers continues to be new vehicle margin compression. This is certainly not a new topic, evident by the amount of discussion and debate.. READ MORE
5 Tips for Creating a Star Management Team
by Mike Esposito, president and CEO, Auto/Mate
Recently Auto/Mate won a “Special Award for Managers” from Energage as part of their annual Top Workplaces program. The award made me think about how important a management team is to a.. READ MORE
June In the News Roundup
A roundup of the latest articles, events and news from Auto/Mate.
Car Biz Today, June 2018 issue
How to Interview a Job Candidate
Have you ever hired someone only to be disappointed in their performance? CPO Dave Druzynski outlines a step-by-step.. READ MORE
Will Your Business Survive the Storm?
by Joy Wilson, Scan 123
Since the beginning of time, natural disasters have caused havoc to people and the areas surrounding them. Right now, Hawaii residents are dealing with the latest eruption of Kilauea Volcano. According to the National.. READ MORE
Auto/Mate Raises Dollars for Diabetes
Congratulations to Team Auto/Mate who raised nearly $7,000 for the American Diabetes Association! On Sunday, June 10, 17 of our employees rode, ran and walked in the Tour de Cure, The American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising event. Proceeds.. READ MORE
May In the News Roundup
Auto/Mate is back and better than ever before, as evidenced by our recent news clips and videos. Check it out!
Car Biz Today Newscast, May 1, 2018
How Auto/Mate is Focused on Building Services Your Dealership Can Relate To
Jim Fitzpatrick.. READ MORE
Team Auto/Mate Does It Again!
Twenty-one and a half Auto/Mate employees ran and walked for a good cause last week in the Capital District Physicians Health Plan (CDPHP) Workforce Challenge. You might be asking, how can there be 21.5 participants? Well, one of.. READ MORE
Turn Customer Nights Into Actionable Insights
by Mike Esposito, president and CEO
Customer Nights hosted by auto dealerships have always been around, but recently there seems to be a resurgence in their popularity. Many customer loyalty advocates recommend hosting these events as a way to.. READ MORE
Dave Druzynski Interviewed by CBT News
Jim Fitzpatrick with CBT News recently spent time with Dave Druzynski, Chief People Officer at Automate, where they spoke about how Auto/Mate is no longer merging with CDK Global. As this news brought a lot of joy to.. READ MORE
April In the News Roundup
In case you missed it, here is the latest news from Auto/Mate!
Car Biz Today Newscast, April 12, 2018
Auto/Mate is Back and Has Plans to Grow Larger
After an eleven-month long, back-and-forth waiting period, the news broke that Auto/Mate would.. READ MORE
Car Biz Today Interview at NADA 2018
Auto/Mate made a big splash at NADA 2018 when the FTC announced it blocked our acquisition by CDK Global. CBT News stopped by our booth to find out the scoop. Watch the entire interview with Mike Esposito in.. READ MORE
How to Spot Liars with Effective Interviews
by Dave Druzynski, Chief People Officer
Job applicants lie on their resumes, they lie to your face in interviews and they ask references to lie on their behalf. According to separate 2017 studies from CareerBuilder and HireRight, 75-85 percent.. READ MORE
The Only FTC Complaint You’ll Want to Read
by Mike Esposito
As you’ve probably heard by now, the FTC recently blocked the pending acquisition of Auto/Mate by CDK Global. We’ve shared our interpretation of the FTC’s decision with the media, our customers and employees in various communications.. READ MORE
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