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June 2014 Tip of the Month: Managing Across Generations

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Are you managing across multiple generations? It’s important for you to have good relationships with your employees of all ages and important for employees to have positive relationships with each other. One way to foster good relationships is to schedule work events for employees to bond . This activity should be relaxing and outside of their normal tasks and something all ages can enjoy. If your employees engage well with each other they are more likely to work through their workplace differences in a more productive manner.

Need to learn more about managing across multiple generations? Contact hrm@kpaonline.com.

How does Safety Culture and Senior Management Work Together?

Monday, April 21st, 2014

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When creating a safety culture, our efforts are often focused on the people on the shop floor, those individuals that interact daily with obvious hazards such as electric shock and oil slicks. What many people don’t realize is that one of the most effective ways to implement a strong safety culture is to start with senior management.
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Social Media Quiz

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Social Media Quiz

Social media is one of the strongest marketing strategies for dealerships. Are you using social media to its full extent? Use the DigiGo Social Media Quiz to see what you are already doing and what you need to change to keep your online presence on track.

There are plenty of tips and tricks out there for social media, but this quiz has been applied and proven to be successful specifically for car dealers.

  1. Do you have a strong social media presence, using more than two social media sites?

Yes
No

  1. Are you regularly and consistently posting to all of your social media pages to keep them active?

Yes
No

  1. Do you measure your posting success by tracking your engagement ratio and page analytics?

Yes
No

  1. Are you talking to your followers and fans through posts, comments, and responses?

Yes
No

  1. Are you using social media accessories such as hashtags and videos?

Yes
No

  1. Do you leverage your brand on social media by sharing and using your own content?

Yes
No

  1. When you post on your social media accounts, do you use focused, local content?

Yes
No

  1. Do you advertise on your social media channels with their paid boosting and promoting options?

Yes
No

If you scored less than 10 out of 10 on this social media quiz, your social strategy needs help. Contact info@digigo.com to accelerate your social media today.

Protecting Your Eyes from Digital Eyestrain

Monday, April 14th, 2014

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Due to the high use of electronic devices, both in and out of the office, a new study has found that 70% of US adults suffer from digital eyestrain. Digital eyestrain is due to the prolonged use of electronic devices; in an effort to prevent workplace eyestrain, the following is suggested:
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DigiGo April Tip of the Month: Make the most out of your Twitter posts.

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Twitter posts have a particularly short lifespan of only 18 minutes. Consider this: approximately 9,100 tweets are posted per second on twitter. To combat this short life span, many individuals simply post tweets very close together, scheduling out their tweets less than an hour apart. This is a mistake! Give your tweets time to mature. The longer you wait in between tweets, the longer each tweet has at the top of your page.

Performance Management Best Practices

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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To create an efficient and effective work place, performance management should be an ongoing, year-round effort, with daily interactions. (more…)

OSHA Cites Alabama RV Center for Serious Safety Violations

Monday, January 27th, 2014

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OSHA recently cited an Alabama RV center for nine serious safety violations, resulting in potential penalties of $41,000. OSHA’s investigation was prompted by a complaint. A serious violation occurs when substantial injury or death could occur from the hazard which the employer knew or should have known.
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Reviewing your Personnel Files

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

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To keep your personnel files up to date, and allow them to be a true asset in the event of a legal dispute at your dealership, it is important to review them annually. An appropriate time to review individual personnel files is during an annual review. Confirm that all files are accurate, up to date, and complete. If handbooks, procedures, or protocol has changed in the past year, make certain that each employee has signed any updated documents or policy acknowledgements related to these new procedures.
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June 2013 Tip of the Month – Keeping Valuable Facebook Friends

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

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Despite the fact that you’re trying to increase your online presence and reach through Facebook, it is still important to be selective when it comes to your dealership Facebook fans. Your fans should:

  1. “Like” your dealership for transparent and relevant reasons – While games, giveaways, and contest may be alluring to the average socialite, it does nothing for brand engagement if all of your fans don’t care about you and are simply waiting for the next silver platter to show up.
  2. Nearly 100% of your fans should be local – No other invention in history has been able to connect local communities better than social media. Yet, local brands continue to target (usually unknowingly) users outside their local market.  It does your dealership no good if the bulk of your followers live in India or Egypt.

Fans that like you for irrelevant reasons hurt your overall exposure and often prevent interested locals from seeing your post or engaging with your page.  Facebook records every interaction, therefore, if an uninterested fan scrolls past your post without pausing to look or clicking through, your Facebook ranking will decrease, lowering the opportunity for interested, local fans to engage.

Don’t forget to be selective!

Protect Your Company – Always Confirm Employment Eligibility with E-Verify

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

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Get a jump on proposed new Immigration regulations. Under proposed federal immigration reform all employers would be required to use the E-Verify.  Already many states required the use of the E-Verify system.     Make sure that you complete a new I-9 form within three days of hire and take the extra step of confirming eligibility to work in the United States by using E- Verify.

E-Verify is fast, free, and easy to use, and it’s the best way employers can ensure a legal workforce.
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