You want your business to succeed, but how do make it happen? Have you created a company culture that attracts job seekers? At CARPROOF, employees are encouraged to participate on committees that help them stay engaged and make their voices heard. The CARPROOF team can join the Health and Wellness, Social, Corporate Giving, Health and Safety and Mental Health Awareness committees. Heather Coy-Robinson, CARPROOF’s Director of Human Resources, reports that these committees play a significant role in the company’s employee retention success.
Coy-Robinson and team use online job boards and LinkedIn to recruit new employees. She believes that a strong reputation and employer brand is a key attraction strategy for CARPROOF. The company also incentivizes their employees to tap their own networks for the talent search. To this end, CARPROOF’s HR team developed “The Hire Games,” awarding employees with points for sharing job postings, generating leads and eventually referring successful candidates. At the end of the year, the employee with the most points wins a trip for two.
CARPROOF also provides training and development to ensure people have the skills they need to be productive. They use the Canada-Ontario Jobs grant to help off-set the costs associated with training employees. CARPROOF also provides training for all new managers to ensure their team has the people-skills needed to manage a team.