LaFontaine Automotive Group
2017 new-vehicle sales:
796, up 13%
2017 used-vehicle sales:
463, down 8.3%
General Manager Scott Tarwacki on changes to recruitment:
"Our recruitment strategy has changed based on media consumption and our experience of our current work force procurement. We ask our employees to provide referrals, and we use our social network (LinkedIn, Facebook) to attract applicants."
General Sales Manager Jon Bauer on rewarding employees and showing them they are valued:
"We have a very family-friendly atmosphere. We have a monthly gathering where we provide lunch and support camaraderie. We recognize top producers weekly, and they are provided an award and additional benefits."
Bauer on helping employees develop a career path:
"We work from the motto of 'Train Your Replacement.' We get to know each employee to understand their career path and opportunities within the group. We mentor and coach employees to reach their career goals and use the size of the automotive group to fulfill their career aspirations."
Bauer on making work schedules more balanced or flexible:
"We create a monthly schedule with employees choosing which day they would like off each week, with one Saturday a month strongly encouraged to take off. On our late days, we offer half the staff to come in later if they choose. The team works well together to cover each other's days off."
Tarwacki on compensation:
"We value our employees as our biggest asset. We have put aggressive pay plans across the board to ensure we retain those employees. We have an annual review of compensation to ensure we are competitive in our market."