Porsche Centre Oakville
Oakville , ON
Location: Oakville, Ont.
Dealer principal: Francesco Policaro
Dealership group: Policaro Group
Number of employees: 97
2017 new-vehicles sold: 684, up 1.9%
2017 used-vehicles sold: 341, up 15.9%
Human Resources Vice-President Marcin Freyberg on helping employees develop a career path: We assist with developing career paths with employees upon hiring and understanding each employees' career goals.
Freyberg on the unusual methods developed to reward employees and show them they are valued: Our dealership has a social committee, which books various team lunches, outings and even a dealership sports team.
Freyberg on staff diversification and attracting more women to the workplace: We're lucky that we have a very diverse community in which we operate and have a very diverse staff from all cultural backgrounds. We have a female technician and apprentice on staff currently and never had to actually recruit specifically for female employees.
Freyberg on the challenges of hiring/retention in the face of dramatic changes in technology and competition for skilled staff: We are concerned about the shortage of skilled technical workers, such as technicians and controllers. To counter act this, we provide tuition reimbursement and starter tool sets to apprentices.
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