Recruitment is ‘acute issue” for used car sector

Purley Automotive News - April 2022

Recruitment is one of the biggest challenges facing companies in used cars and remarketing.


That’s the view of the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA), which is holding its next webinar on Wednesday 6th April.


VRA chair Philip Nothard said recruitment was “among the most acute issues” affecting the remarketing sector.“Difficulties with recruitment and retention are currently very common across the remarketing sector, with businesses struggling to find the right candidates for many different roles,” he said.


On the day, Helen Crooks, director of Wright People Human Resources, will provide an overview about what is causing labour shortages in the wider economy and how they can be tackled.

And Joanna Hollingdale, careers and student membership manager at the IMI, will be talking about its new Diversity Task Force Report.


“The speakers taking part in our webinar will provide an excellent summary of where we are right now, as well as proposing a range of possible solutions, providing our members with information that should help them tackle this issue effectively,” said Nothard.


This event is expected to be the VRA’s final webinar following the pandemic before resuming in-person meetings in May. “While webinars have proven invaluable in supporting our members during the Covid period, it feels long overdue that we are all able to get together, so we’re very much looking forward to being able to do so soon.”


There are also plans to make future VRA in-person meetings accessible in real time online using Zoom for members who are unable to attend.

Article courtesy of published  30/03/2022