2015 Best Dealerships to Work For
 

'You take care of the client, so I take care of you'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
Tommy Baker, owner of Baker Motor Co. of Charleston Inc., says his formula for success and keeping employees happy and productive is very simple. “I tell my people, 'You take care of the client so I take care of you.'”
MESSAGE RECEIVED

Winning dealerships work hard to ensure clear, open communications

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
One common feature of the stores on this year's list of the 100 Best Dealerships To Work For is great employee communication.

How the best dealerships surpass the good

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
By numerous measures, this year's 100 Best Dealerships To Work For surpass, in worker satisfaction and engagement, those dealerships that applied but...

Employees determine the customer's experience

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
In determining this year's Best Dealerships To Work For list, we surveyed more than 62,000 employees from over 740 dealerships to find out what they...

Shuffling the ranks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
With more dealerships competing to be named among the Best Dealerships To Work For, this year's list shows a considerable shuffling of who ranks...

Great perks by the Golden Gate

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
Jaguar-Land Rover-Volvo Marin, which does a brisk business supplying vehicles to the wealthy lovers of the great outdoors, also offers regular doses...

Store's success grows from Yark's culture

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
Yark Automotive Group has a simple philosophy that extends to its seven stores, including Yark Alfa Romeo Fiat: hire the best people you can, treat...

Flexible schedules aim to keep stores strong

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
The automotive retail sector is gradually embracing a more flexible workweek.

Giving thought to giving

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
Finding a strategy for managing charitable giving is one of the most challenging tasks for those who already have their hands full selling and...

Creative compensation motivates staffers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
Some of this year's Best Dealerships To Work For are crafting creative compensation plans to attract, retain and motivate employees.

Hiring nurse practitioner helped slash costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
To cut down on expensive emergency-room visits by employees' dependents, Don Chalmers Ford hired a nurse practitioner to run a clinic for the...

COOL PERKS

Best Dealerships To Work For serve up games, food, fun and even a chief happiness officer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
Dealerships on this year's Best Dealerships To Work For list offer fun perks that range from generous to quirky.

Better boots on the ground and other attire advantages

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
Audi Bedford is helping its employees put their best foot forward.

How dealerships turn green into green

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
It's common for dealerships to be active in local charities. Many pursue environmental initiatives.

The best dealerships take care of their own

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
Several dealerships on this year's list of the Best Dealerships To Work For help employees during times of need.

When an open-door policy isn't enough

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
At the Best Dealerships To Work For, management goes far beyond the traditional but passive open-door policy.

FUN & FUNDRAISING

Best Dealerships To Work For photo contest

8:31 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
The Best Dealerships To Work For honorees submitted photos that show their community involvement.

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Motivation? Take me out to the (minor league) ballgame

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015
Taking the team out to the ballgame is a popular theme among dealerships on this year's Best Dealerships To Work For list.

 

Why employees love working for dealer Tommy Baker

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015
Former Marine Tommy Baker has a simple message to his dealership employees: "You take care of the clients, and I'll take care of you."

Hillside Honda rewards: Paid vacations, Rolex watches, family atmosphere

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015
Thirty is a special number at Hillside Honda in New York City. Sales staffers who sell 30 rides a month get a $1,000 paid vacation and three extra days off. And 30-year employees receive an engraved Rolex timepiece.
 

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