Prince Alberta , SK
Location: Prince Albert, Sask.
Dealer principal: Trenton Hargrave
Number of employees: 36
Dealer Principal Trenton Hargrave on lessons learned from managing the dealership throughout the pandemic: We learned that people can thrive under any circumstance when they feel safe and when we as employers keep them informed. The more certainty we can provide [gives them freedom] to perform at higher levels.
Hargrave on long-term changes in employment practice that wouldn’t have happened without the pandemic: We found value in people staying home to recover when they weren’t feeling well. We realized that there was the wrong incentive — lost pay — that compelled people to come to work and potentially make others sick. So, we instituted unlimited paid sick days.
Hargrave on steps taken to offer new hires or existing employees a long-term career path: This comes as a natural byproduct of our commitment to developing each person’s potential. As an employee grows, their ability and desire to contribute more or challenge themselves arises. We have conversations with employees quarterly about their career path.