Seat UK MD Richard Harrison has hit the targets he defined when he started in his role four and a half years ago: 3% market share, 2% return on sales. With the first chapter of the strategy drawing to...

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Adam Lamb, John Pace and Christopher Barber were all in court in recent weeks – three men with three things in common – all sold cars for a living, defrauded their employers and had...

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Tesco’s share price tumbled 2.4% after lawyers Leigh Day announced it was bringing a case on behalf of female staff on the shopfloor and tills, who believe they should be paid the same as male...

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It is perhaps good news that the first auto retailer has been included in the gender pay gap figures. When all companies employing more than 250 people are included I wonder if it would look as if...

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Government figures have shown that women are paid on average 10.9% less than male colleagues in some of the UK’s leading businesses. The new figures include stats from the UK’s largest dealer...

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It is thought there are approximately a million workers on zero-hours contracts, of whom 9% have ‘exclusivity clauses’. It is not known how the motor trade differs to other industries, but it is...

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The European Court of Justice has recently ruled in Lock v British Gas Trading Limited that holiday pay should include commission, if it is regular enough to be a part of their normal income. This is...

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Obesity could be covered by EU discrimination law if a case brought in the European Court of Justice is successful. The case involves a 25 stone child-minder who was dismissed because his obesity...

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The Government has long been concerned about the £74 million annual cost of running the employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. In attempt to discourage potentially frivolous claims,...

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2014 looks like being a busy time for the Government intent on a flurry of activity, albeit three of their changes planned for April have been postponed until later this year. One change that has gone...

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We are all familiar with the need for apprentice technicians, but what can we do make sure we have the right sales and support staff? There are three opportunities to recruit staff straight out of the...

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From 6 May this year, employees will no longer be able to take their employer to an employment tribunal without first taking part in the new, free ACAS ‘early conciliatory scheme’. It applies to...

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The motor retail sector had its best ever year in the Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For 2014 league table, with Sytner group, Swansway, Citygate Automotive, Peter Vardy and Inchcape all...

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CarShop’s trainers can also use the agendas and exercises in the Video Arts support materials to deliver classroom training out-of-the-box. “The films come complete with everything you need to run a...

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New research from the IMI has shown that by the end of their third year, a well-recruited apprentice can generate between 150% and 300% return on investment, based on a £50 hourly charge out rate....

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Average remuneration in the UK motor retail sector fell by over 5% last year, according to the third annual BDO motor salary survey. The average total remuneration package for dealership employees...

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Lookers is rolling out a new workforce scheme to increase employee engagement through regular meetings, surveys and more structured reviews. At the heart of the programme, staff are being encouraged...

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Exhibiting at a careers fair is a great way of attracting and connecting with the next generation of prospective employees, John Clark Motor group’s HR manager Julie Stewart believes. Late last year...

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Job descriptions strengthen your culture by focusing team members on the tasks most essential for success, and by creating an accountability benchmark for their performance. When devised with the...

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