Future of Automotive Retail Summit: Industry Insights

The annual Future of Automotive Retail (FAR) Summit, presented by Maritz Automotive, brought together OEMs, dealers, technology disruptors, academics and industry experts to discuss the state of the automotive industry and its future. 

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Topics: Automotive, Digital Experience

What Large Companies Can Learn From a Local Taco Joint

Posted by Libby Randolph

There is no shortage of businesses who are doing their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and adopting new approaches to taking care of their customers, employees and the rest of the general population while keeping their own business healthy. During these times, communication is key, and the health and safety of the public should be a top priority for businesses. 

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Topics: Behavioral Science

Companies Prioritizing the Employee Experience During a Pandemic

Posted by Libby Randolph

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States and across the globe, retail stores are closing, restaurants are either closing or limiting operations to take-out or curbside pick-up, and many companies are shifting to a remote workplace. 

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Topics: Employee Experience

6 Insights to Make the Most of Your Performance Reviews

Posted by Matt Stolpe

With the bulk of survey season behind us, soon Maritz employees, managers and executives will be participating in the performance feedback sessions that will lay the road map for our next fiscal year.

This is an incredible learning and feedback opportunity for our organization. We have the chance to reflect on our successes and failures, our individual strengths and weaknesses, and lay the foundation for a better future. With that in mind, we’d like to impart some valuable insights that will help you make your feedback sessions more impactful.

The kernels of these suggestions come from Maritz Motivation and MHI Board Member John Schweig. In addition to serving on our board for eight years now, John led an organization of thousands as president of Grainger International and today chairs two other corporate boards.

We hope you keep the following recommendations in mind as you enter your performance review sessions in the coming weeks.

1. Performance and Potential

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Topics: Employee Experience, Engage Employees

The Behavioral Science of Adjusting to Remote Work

Posted by Garett Foster

You’ve probably noticed by now that things are a little bit… hectic. All across the world, people are making adjustments to their daily lives, including where and how they work, in response to the coronavirus. This is behavioral change on a massive scale, and behavioral science can offer insights into how to effectively manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviors to make your adjustments as smooth as possible. 

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Topics: Behavioral Science

Investing in Culture During Times of Trouble

Posted by Chris Dornfeld

Companies around the globe are feeling the impact of COVID-19 and are instructing their employees to work from home or even laying off part of their staff. As schools are closing, some through the end of the school year, many remote employees will have to parent their children and support their education as best they can. (Here are some educational resources for working parents during this time).

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Topics: Culture, Employee Experience Platform, Recognition, Research, Rewards, ROI, Retain Employees, Thought Leadership

Education Resources for Parents Working from Home

The spread of COVID-19 has impacted various elements of our lives. While many working adults are navigating the new normal of working from home, those who are parents may also be faced with having their children's education shifting to at-home as well.  

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How to Manage Remote Teams Through COVID-19

Posted by Matt Stolpe

As businesses around the world are feeling the effects of the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, many organizations are responding by telling their teams to begin working from home. 

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Topics: Engage Employees

Northwood University's Maritz Automotive Scholarship Winners Announced

Maritz Automotive is dedicated to understanding, embracing and developing the future of automotive retail. This year marks a new investment in that future as Maritz Automotive partners with Northwood University to award a scholarship to three individuals who will undoubtedly bring innovation and growth to the auto industry.

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Topics: Digital Experience

A New Generation of Leaders is Critical to the Future of Automotive

Posted by Natalie Peterson

We live in a world entirely ruled by technology, and younger generations utilize the internet for basically everything. As such, modern car shoppers expect communication to be fast and their experience to be impeccable when shopping for vehicles online. In an ever-changing world of automotive retail, dealers must now learn how to adjust to each and every customer.

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Topics: Digital Experience