HGrégoire Nissan Chomedey
Laval , QC
CEO: John Hairabedian
Dealership group: HGrégoire
Number of employees: 46
General Managing Michael Gioia on the lessons learned managing dealership during pandemic and inventory shortages: I have learned that employees need to have somebody they can lean on and speak to. I have also learned that splitting time between work and family is important, so I’ve changed my strategy to give them this luxury and be able to still be successful.
Gioia on steps taken to offer new hires or existing employees a long-term path: For new hires, we offer a signing bonus and long-term employees get an increase based on performance.
Gioia on how digital retailing has affected the dealership’s approach to hiring and staffing: I don’t think we changed our hiring ways; I just feel that we will look at what they their capabilities are with online work and if it’s something they like doing or feel comfortable with [social media, such as FaceTime and texting apps.]