The Edmonton-based company was the only automotive group honoured in 2018
EDMONTON, Nov. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - Go Auto, Edmonton's largest automotive dealership network, has been named one of Canada's Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures in 2018. This national program, presented by Waterstone Human Capital, annually recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having cultures that enhance performance and help sustain a competitive advantage.
In addition to first-class compensation, benefits, opportunities, and treatment, Go Auto promotes a strong promote-from-within philosophy based on results, not an employee's resume, tenure, or credentials. Every employee, regardless of their position within the company, is expected to be a trustworthy team player who is happy to help.
The company regularly contributes to organizations that help hundreds of thousands of Canadians each year. Not only did it give $1 million to its employees to be used towards the Random Acts of Kindness in their communities, but employees can also volunteer every week for Go Auto Fuels the Schools, a program that delivers food to underprivileged schoolchildren across Edmonton.
"At Waterstone we believe corporate culture drives performance and that it's your organization's greatest asset," said Marty Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterstone Human Capital and Chair of Canada's Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures. "They set an outstanding example for cultivating and sustaining great cultures that ultimately drive growth and performance. This year's winning organizations are to be admired for the diverse and impactful ways they ensure culture underpins their success."
Go Auto's full-time Employee Experience team organizes annual meet and greets with the Edmonton Oilers, Corporate Challenge events, expenses-paid trips for top performers, a 20-dealership BBQ tour catered by Go Auto's in-house kitchen team (led by a Red Seal chef), and an employee lunch program that makes 1200+ meals every week.
"As one of Canada's largest dealer networks, we believe it is our responsibility to make the industry better," said Go Auto President, Jason Smith. "That starts with our people. When you take great care of your employees they will take exceptional care of your customers. We want to inspire the next wave of great automotive leaders, not just in our communities, but in our country. To this end, we are committed to strengthening our people, our brands, and our industry."
Organizations were judged on six categories: vision and leadership, recruitment and hiring for fit, cultural alignment and measurement, retention, rewards and recognition, organizational performance and corporate social responsibility.
About Go Auto
The largest automotive network in Western Canada, Go Auto is made up of more than 40 locations, 21 of which are in Edmonton. A one-stop-shop, Go Auto dealerships offer sales, service, finance, insurance, and collision repair. They have over 11,000 new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs, and they represent 21 new-vehicle brands: Ford, Ram, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Toyota, Hyundai, Genesis, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Honda, Fiat, Volkswagen, Volvo, Infiniti, Acura, Lincoln, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Porsche—all available on GoAuto.ca. 10% off every service and parts purchase, $500 referrals, a 30-Day exchange policy, no extra fees, and free service loaners are just a few of the reasons why Go Auto has been recognized as an industry leader in customer satisfaction.
About Waterstone Human Capital
Waterstone Human Capital is a leading retained executive search firm specializing in recruiting for fit and cultural talent management for entrepreneurial-minded, high-growth organizations across North America. The Canada's Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures and Canada's Most Admired™ CEO programs are founded and presented by Waterstone Human Capital. These national programs annually recognize best-in-class Canadian organizations, and CEOs, for fostering cultures that enhance performance and help sustain a competitive advantage.
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SOURCE Go Auto
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