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VRA to highlight recruitment and retention problems facing remarketing industry

Date: 30 March 2022   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Difficulties with staff recruitment and retention are among the most acute affecting the remarketing industry, according to the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA).

The organisation will discuss the issue on a webinar to be held on Wednesday, 6 April.

Among the speakers will be Helen Crooks, director of Wright People Human Resources, who will provide an overview about what is causing labour shortages in the wider economy and how they can be tackled; Joanna Hollingdale, careers and student membership manager at the IMI, who will be talking about its new Diversity Task Force Report, which examines diversity issues in the sector; and Chris Brown, managing director of Rippl, River Software's employee engagement division, who will be looking at frontline employee engagement and how it can improve employee retention and save costs. 

VRA chair Philip Nothard said: "Difficulties with recruitment and retention are currently very common across the remarketing sector, with businesses struggling to find the right candidates for many different roles.

"The speakers taking part in our webinar will provide an excellent summary of where we are right now, as well as proposing a range of possible solutions, providing our members with information that should help them tackle this issue effectively."

The webinar is expected to be the final event of its type hosted by the VRA before in-person meeting are resumed in May - although there are plans to make these accessible via Zoom for members unable to attend. 

Nothard said: "While webinars have proven invaluable in supporting our members during the Covid period, it feels long overdue that we are all able to get together, so we're very much looking forward to being able to do so soon."