Mercedes-Benz Country Hills
Calgary , AB
Managing partner: Colin Gingell
Dealership group: McManes Automotive Group
Number of employees: 95
Managing Partner Colin Gingell on steps taken to improve employee retention: I believe that if you provide a great work environment where individuals can thrive, along with getting to know them on a personal level, is key. Always be completely transparent with them in their personal capabilities and longterm vision. With this they will choose to carry a long-term career in our environment.
Human Resources Manager Helena Byrne on formal programs and practices designed to actively recruit and/ or retain employees of varying ethnic or cultural backgrounds: We have been advertising on leaderboards and government websites that target minorities and people with disabilities. Our clientele comes from varying ethnic and cultural backgrounds, so we aim to celebrate within the dealership. Events like Diwali, Chinese New Year, Eid al-Fitr, etc. When our employees know that we value all ethnicities and cultures they will feel more valued and want to be a part of it.
Byrne on promoting work-life balance: We have always strived to balance career life with personal life. This is not new to our organization, rather a reminder during these times that this is more important than ever. We are flexible and provide support when our employees require it. Family comes first for all of us and we as an organization will continue to support this.