Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines
#5 Small Dealerships
#12 100 List Ranking
2016 new-vehicle sales
542, up 8.8%
2016 used-vehicle sales
375, up 23%
Collinet on showing employees they are valued
"Through various company functions and outings, as well as internal awards and plaques."
Collinet on keeping employees engaged
"By making employees a part of the overall solution and allowing open discussion as well as input and suggestions."
Collinet on a successful healthy living program
"We started a couch to 5K in eight weeks program, downloaded the app and met at 6:30 a.m. before work to train. We have just completed our first 5K for a local nonprofit. We will continue to run three times a week. To date, we have 20 people who have completed a 5K."
Collinet on attracting employees
"We do internships with local colleges, offer sign-on bonuses, relocation assistance and recently switched all commission sales staff to a salary-style pay plan to even out the lows and highs and give us an opportunity to attract millennials to our business."