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Following the success of the inaugural initiative last year, in which 15 dealerships achieved Best Dealership status, AM has again teamed up with Best Companies Group to identify those dealers working hard to look after their staff.
Employee engagement is an essential ingredient for a successful and profitable business. No company can succeed without a motivated, well-led workforce that believes in the company mission.
The main objective of AM Best UK Dealerships To Work For is to raise the bar among the industry’s employers, creating excellence and employee engagement in the workplace that will attract talented people for years to come.
It enables retailers to benchmark their performance and identify shortcomings in their employee policies so they can make improvements that boost their staff retention and recruitment.
The dealerships which achieved the accolade in 2017 gained valuable media exposure.
Now we’re launching the 2018 programme, and the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) are both giving it their backing.
Steve Nash, IMI chief executive, said: “Happy, motivated and engaged staff are essential for long-term business success and the consistent delivery of a company’s values and standards.
“Initiatives like AM Best UK Dealerships To Work For empower staff and managers, enabling them to work together to achieve the best results for their company, those that work in it and, of course, their customers. Harnessing the power of people through the highest professional standards is what the IMI is all about and that’s why we support AM Best UK Dealerships to Work For.”
Sue Robinson, director, NFDA, said: “Having motivated and passionate people working for you is crucial, especially in a period when the industry is evolving at a fast pace and there is an increasing need for new ideas and solutions. Franchised dealer groups work hard to provide their employees with a supportive environment and to build a positive working culture and AM’s Best UK Dealerships To Work For initiative will highlight the efforts that are being made.”
It costs nothing to participate in the programme and become a Best UK Dealership To Work For. Employers will be offered the opportunity to buy a comprehensive report detailings their strengths and weaknesses in their staff engagement policies.
Full reports on the 2017 AM Best UK Dealerships to Work For: Peter Vardy Vauxhall Edinburgh; Peter Vardy BMW/Mini Edinburgh; Peter Vardy CarStore Glasgow; Peter Vardy Vauxhall Aberdeen; Peter Vardy Vauxhall Kirkcaldy – Luscombe Motors – Clive Brook Volvo Bradford – Premier Ford – Chorley Nissan – Crewe Audi; Crewe Volkswagen; Volkswagen Van Centre Liverpool – Drayton Motors Kia Boston – Roadside Garages (Kia) – Southend Audi
Retailers can register their dealerships’ interest now at: www.bestukdealerships.com
Source: AM Online