Baker Motor Company Named Best Dealership To Work For In The U.S. & Canada In Automotive News
Tommy B. Baker, owner and president of Baker Motor Company of Charleston, Inc., is honored to announce that Baker Motor Company of Charleston has been named both the No. 1 large dealership and NO. 1 overall dealership on the 2015 Automotive News list of the 100 Best Dealerships To Work For. The Charleston dealership topped the list out of 100 best dealerships in the United States and Canada to take home the prestigious award for the best automotive dealership to work for in the nation.
Tommy Baker received the award at a private gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, IL on the evening of October 14, 2015. This is the fourth year Automotive News has hosted this award and ranking, and Baker Motor Company has made the list the past three consecutive years. The dealership ranked #4 in 2014 (and was also the #1 “large dealership’) and #23 in 2013.
“When you are in the room with the best dealers in the nation, just to be in their company, is an honor,” said Mr. Baker about attending the Automotive News gala last evening. “To be named the best automotive dealership to work for in the United States and Canada is just incredible.”
The 100 dealerships were selected by Best Companies Group, which screened extensive surveys filled out by 62,000 employees of U.S. and Canadian stores that applied for the distinction. Baker Motor Company employees completed a detailed “Employee Engagement & Satisfaction” survey earlier this year that focused on 8 Core Focus Areas: Leadership and Planning, Corporate Culture and Communications, Role Satisfaction, Work Environment, Relationship with Supervisor, Training, Development and Resources, Pay and Benefits, and Overall Engagement.
Baker added, “It fills my heart to know my employees feel so positively about working here. It’s a compliment to all of us, both management and team members. Everyone is family at Baker Motor Company, and we all share in this achievement.”
Amongst Baker’s many corporate wide employee-centric initiatives, the company provides scholarships to employees and family members; a Baker Fit Challenge with a trainer and nutritionist to engage employees in healthy lifestyle choices; flexible work schedules; smoking cessation programs; a nurse to provide health related counseling and to assist with flu shots; an unparalleled insurance coverage program and more.
“Charleston has always been touted as the most hospitable and desirable city to visit and live,” said Baker. “Now we can also proudly proclaim that Charleston is home to the best automotive dealership to work for in the nation, and that warms my heart.”
Read the detailed Automotive News feature about Baker Motor Company of Charleston here.