South Trail Chrysler
Calgary , AB
Dealer principal: Mike McManes
Dealership Group: McManes Automotive Group
Number of employees: 91
Human Resources Manager Helena Byrne on key factors affecting staff turnover: The combination of COVID-19 over the last few years and the instability with the economy has left a lot of individuals dissecting their careers ...many feel they need to shift careers. Many are also making that move to another city or province that they have always talked about. People are unsettled and we have needed to take a step back to re-evaluate what is important to our employees and how can we make sure we look after our staff.
CAO and Managing Partner Diane Kolibar on steps taken to improve employee retention: More feedback surveys are going out, more dealership visits by dealer principals, more fun activities to help alleviate some daily stresses. We are also taking another look at our compensation structure to see if we can improve it to help ease some other stresses in life that our employees might be facing. Our management team has placed more focus on being tuned in on things that affect people at their jobs.
Byrne on recruiting potential employees of varying ethnic and cultural backgrounds: We have recently become aware of a government posting site where ads specifically target candidates of varying ethnic and cultural backgrounds so we ensure that we post our ads there. We also make sure to let candidates know that we are an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive, accessible workplace.