Kathryn Carlson
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  • Fort Collins, CO
  • United States
  • KPA
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Selling Cars with Groupon?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathryn Carlson Jul 18, 2011. 1 Reply

Groupon is looking to go public and needs to prove the business model isn't easily replicated and so is taking its business to the next level with bigger-ticket items. This week, it offered its first…Continue

Background Checking-Do You Check Before Hiring?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathryn Carlson Dec 14, 2011. 2 Replies

Multiple surveys by national HR publications, the Society for Human Resources and background checking firms report that 90% of employers say they background check before hiring. The percentage drops…Continue

Tags: hiring, checking, background

How Can Your Company Be A Great Place to Work?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathryn Carlson May 2, 2011. 2 Replies

 Only three automotive companies made the Fortune's Best Places to Work this year.  Congratulations to JM Family Enterprises, Mercendes Benz USA and CarMax but how can more dealerships and companies…Continue

Tags: Work, to, Places, Great, Dealerships

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Which best describes you?
Vendor Partner
What company do you work for (or own)?
KPA
What is your current position within your organization?
Director, Product Marketing
What is your company website?
http://www.kpaonline.com
How did you specifically hear about DealerELITE? If referred, who?
Patric Timmermans
Not everyone gets approved for DealerELITE. To maintain the integrity of DealerELITE, tell us what you will have to offer once a dealerELITE member?
Expertise on the HR practices for dealerships. Ability to provide regulatory updates and HR information.

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Safety Inspections Are Good for Profits

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 12:07pm 0 Comments

 It's just common sense that having less accidents and injuries means reductions in work comp insurance costs. Less accidents and injuries also translates to less absences and more productivity in your workplace. But beyond common sense (and KPA's 26 years of experience providing enviroment and safety sofware and services)  a new  study validates the importance of being proactive in preventing injuries and accidents.

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Social Hiring

Posted on March 23, 2012 at 4:30pm 3 Comments

Dealers have embraced social media to sell more cars and generate more business in the service drive but most lag in using social media to hire the best employees. The very same things that drive customers to your site and "close" the deal can be used to bring in higher quality applicants for your open positions.

1) The average career page on dealer website is buried and if an applicant does manage to find it the content is less than compelling. Update that page with a video of real…

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Groupon Doesn't Work for Selling Cars

Posted on July 18, 2011 at 12:24pm 3 Comments

I recently asked Dealer Elite Members what they thought of using Groupon to sell cars- no matter what we all think the idea seems to have fallen flat.  REad the complete article at…

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Department of Labor Offering Free Smart Phone Application For Wage Hour Tracking

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 11:19am 0 Comments

The US Department of Labor (DOL) recentlely released a new smart phone applicant that provides workers the ability to track their hours and calculate OT.  This is just another sign of an increased focus on wage and hour matters.  On May 9, 2011, the DOL announced the launch of its first application for the iPhone smartphones, described as “a timesheet to help employees independently track the hours they work and determine the wages they are owed.”  Available in English and Spanish, workers…

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