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How to Modernize Your Talent Processes for a New Generation


Did you know that, since the 1980’s, almost 2.6 million prime-age men in the US have chosen to opt out of the workforce? Or that COVID-19 has created a labor shortage in the United States? Kevin Hull knows. And he joined Nick Funsch and Danny Vendrell for an episode of The Walk Around podcast ripe with tips and insights about dealer talent challenges and opportunities post-COVID.

Currently serving JM&A Group’s customers as our Dealer Talent Services Manager, Kevin Hull is no stranger to recruitment or talent. Once a recipient of the South Florida Business Journal’s prestigious 40 Under 40 Award, Kevin earned his reputation in the talent and recruitment industry at award-winning executive search firms. A self-described “human optimist” with a sincere passion for his work, Kevin also embodies his worldview through his involvement with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and his dedication to his family and local community.

On this episode of The Walk Around, Kevin shares with Nick and Danny what he has learned about talent, recruitment and retention, since the beginning of the pandemic. Among the topics covered:

  • The current state of talent and what top dealers are doing today to turn new challenges into opportunities
  • What steps employers can take to successfully match the right roles with the right applicants
  • The differences between the customer journey and the applicant journey (hint: there shouldn’t be any)
  • Three steps dealers can take to modernize their talent, retention and recruitment strategies and processes

Kevin leaves us with a key takeaway: focus on people, but leverage gut and science in your process. Dealers who consider multiple data sources put themselves in the driver’s seat when it comes to finding, hiring and keeping top talent.

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