Faulkner Automotive Group
2017 new-vehicle sales:
377, down 14%
2017 used-vehicle sales:
509, up 19%
President Peter Bonafede III on changes to recruitment:
"We still recruit through our team and social media. The best employees are referrals that know our team and the atmosphere. Expectations are set before they even start."
Bonafede on rewarding employees and showing them they are valued:
"Food always has a big impact. From Sunday lunches to grilling out, we always find excitement around eating. Steaks on the grill are the favorite."
Bonafede on helping employees develop a career path:
"Monthly meetings as well as yearly reviews. Throughout the year, an employee can sit and speak with any manager at any time to discuss concerns or the direction they would like to go. We will give the coaching and guidance to help them on that path."
Bonafede on making work schedules more balanced or flexible:
"We do shorter shifts, normally six hours. Employees usually just work more, but it gives the flexibility to give a good work-life balance."
Bonafede on compensation:
"Our compensation will continue to be focused on providing exceptional benefits. We consistently give annual reviews with merit increases. We want to be competitive in pay to attract good employees."