B.C.'s largest volume dealership group retains Platinum status, according to Aon Hewitt survey
VANCOUVER, B.C. (Nov. 17, 2016) – OpenRoad Auto Group is pleased to be named one of the Best Employers in Canada for the sixth year. The annual survey conducted by Aon Hewitt evaluated employee engagement and satisfaction at 200 Canadian companies. Once again, OpenRoad Auto Group ranked in the top 25 percent, placing on the highest Platinum Employer level category.
“It’s a great honour once again to be recognized as a top Canadian employer,” said Christian Chia, President and CEO of OpenRoad Auto Group. “We have dedicated many resources to developing a strong corporate culture and ensuring employee satisfaction throughout our organization. So it’s really validating to know that our efforts continue to pay off with our consistently high results in the coveted annual employee survey.”
According to the survey results, employees at OpenRoad Auto Group reported high levels of engagement in all categories, citing examples like strong internal communications, fun employee events and specialized programs that support skills training and professional development. Employees also referred to OpenRoad Hearts, an innovative peer-to-peer recognition app that allows employees to use their smartphones to send and receive hearts for going above and beyond the call of duty. Since the app was launched in 2013, there have been thousands of individual engagements with links to OpenRoad’s social media feeds where employees and customers can comment and provide positive feedback.
Conducted by Aon Hewitt, a global firm specializing in human resource solutions, the 2017 list of the Best Employers in Canada was compiled based on responses from nearly 625,000. Employees at participating firms were surveyed on engagement (whether they feel motivated at work), performance culture (whether success is rewarded), leadership (whether executives treat their team as valued assets) and employment brand (whether they are proud to work at the company). According to Aon Hewitt’s definition, employees are engaged when they “say, stay and strive”. They speak positively about their employer to others, are committed to staying with their current employer and are motivated by their organization’s leaders and culture to go above and beyond to contribute to business success. On average, 80% of employees were engaged at Platinum Level Best employers this year.
Other industry-leading companies that made the Best Employers in Canada list along with OpenRoad are Keg Restaurants Ltd., Edward Jones, Marriott Hotels of Canada, Federal Express Canada, and PCL Constructors, Intact Financial Corp., Mouvement Desjardins and The Co-operators. To view the complete list of the 2017 Best Employers in Canada, click here.
About OpenRoad Auto Group
OpenRoad Auto Group is B.C.'s largest automotive dealership group with over 900 associates representing 15 quality automotive brands at 18 full-service car dealerships. Established In 2000, OpenRoad Auto Group offers car buyers and owners an experiential automotive retail service. With sales and service in multiple languages, OpenRoad Auto Group encourages a car buying experience based on openness, participation and expertise. OpenRoad is proud to be one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a CADA Laureate, and the recipient of multiple Canadian Best Employer Awards. www.openroadautogroup.com
About Aon’s Best Employers Program
Almost 200 Canadian employers were assessed this year as part of Aon’s Best Employers studies using the stringent global standards developed for Aon’s Global Best Employer Program. Each participant’s employee survey scores on engagement, leadership, performance culture and employment brand were assessed against Aon Hewitt’s Canadian Survey Database, which includes the opinions of over 735,000 Canadian workers across more than 600 organizations. Organizations that scored in the top 25% of the Canadian database achieved the Platinum level, while those scoring in the top third achieved Gold level. According to Aon Hewitt’s definition, employees are engaged when they “say, stay and strive”: They speak positively about their employer to others, are committed to staying with their current employer, and are motivated by their organization’s leaders and culture to go “above and beyond” to contribute to business success. On average, 80% of employees were engaged at Platinum level Best Employers this year. At the Gold level, 72% of employees were engaged.
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