OpenRoad solidifies reputation as one of the Best Employers in Canada
For the fifth time, B.C.’s largest volume dealership group earns top spot in Aon Hewitt survey
VANCOUVER, B.C. (Nov. 10, 2015) – Employees love to work at OpenRoad. That’s according to a recent survey conducted by Aon Hewitt, which evaluated employee engagement and satisfaction at 236 Canadian companies. For the fifth time, OpenRoad Auto Group earned a spot on the Best Employers in Canada list, ranking in the top 25 percent and placing in the Platinum Employer category.
“It is a great honour to be recognized once again as a top Canadian employer. It certainly validates our efforts to ensure our employees are satisfied,” said Christian Chia, President and CEO of OpenRoad Auto Group. “We know our employees are critical to our success so we made a commitment many years ago to invest in programs we believed would attract and retain top talent, while keeping our employees happy and productive. Our consistently high scores in this annual survey must mean that we’re doing something right.”
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 over 7,000 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 2016 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 Federal Express Canada, Intact Insurance Corporation, Delta Hotels and Resorts, PCL Constructors, Keg Restaurants Ltd., Marriot International, Edward Jones and Purdy’s Chocolatier. To view the complete list of the 2016 Best Employers in Canada, click here.
About OpenRoad Auto Group
OpenRoad Auto Group is B.C’s largest volume dealership group representing 14 brands at 16 dealerships in Vancouver, Richmond, Port Moody and Langley. OpenRoad has earned a reputation as a people-first organization with recent Top 10 Best Employer (2016), Best Managed Company (Deloitte 2014) and CADA Innovator of the Year Laureate (2012) awards. The team at OpenRoad prides itself on offering a superior new and pre-owned selection of quality automotive brands while providing a premium car buying and ownership experience for each and every customer. www.openroadautogroup.com
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