KPA and Management By Strengths (MBS) Partnership Expands KPA’s HR Management and Compliance Solutions for Dealerships

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KPA and Management By Strengths (MBS) have announced a partnership to provide the MBS program through KPA’s HR management and compliance solution.

The MBS program provides auto dealers the opportunity to streamline the hiring process.

KPA, the source for HR management and compliance software, tools and expert advice to over 800 dealerships nationwide, announces the first in a series of HR product expansions with preferred partners. Management By Strengths (MBS) will provide their assessment and team building program through KPA’s HR management system, HotlinkHR. The MBS program is designed to provide dealerships with the tools and information they need to make good hiring decisions, improve teamwork, and enhance employee morale, ultimately leading to increased productivity and higher employee retention.

Mike Postlewait, MBS President explains “Understanding an individual’s temperament is critical to creating a positive working relationship. Many assessments can measure skills and personality traits. MBS goes deeper and focuses on each person's underlying temperament, which is the foundation upon which the personality is built.”

By integrating the MBS online assessment survey and MBS profile within the HotlinkHR™ software a clear picture of an applicant’s key temperament traits; Directness, Extroversion, Pace, and Structure is available during the interview process. This information is then used to assist managers in selecting the best employee for a particular job and most effectively managing the employee after being hired. The MBS profile helps managers and employees better understand people's differing communication and decision making styles, resulting in more effective teams, increase employee productivity, and higher employee retention.

Kathryn Carlson, HotlinkHR™ Product Marketing Director, comments “Having the MBS program available through HotlinkHR™ provides our clients the opportunity to streamline the hiring process with immediate access to key information to effectively hire and manage employees. MBS has a proven track record of success with a number of dealerships in creating more effective teams and improving morale; important elements in employee retention and improved profitability.”

About KPA

KPA helps businesses reduce losses and attain compliance with state and federal law; reduce the risk of accidents, fines, civil actions, and litigations while saving costs. Over 3,500 clients trust KPA to provide the right combination of training, software, and expert advice. Endorsed by 24 national and state trade associations, KPA is the only provider of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Human Resource (HR) services and software designed for the specific requirements of dealerships, manufacturers, and automotive services companies.

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About MBS

Management By Strengths (MBS) is a program designed to help companies increase productivity; improve customer satisfaction and employee morale through an improved understanding of how to work more effectively together. The MBS program uses a simple online assessment to measure key temperament traits; Directness, Extroversion, Pace and Structure. Managers and employees then use this information to select the best employee for a particular job and to enhance team building throughout an organization. Clients include Hendrick Automotive Group, General Motors and Mercedes Benz North America.

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