Snows will roll out a new company-wide talent management program in 2022
Snows Motor Group is rolling out a new company-wide talent management program as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations.
AM100 car retail group HR department launched a group-wide onboarding program two years ago, which created a shared onboarding experience for onboarding employees at all levels, he said.
The new employee-led talent management program also runs from the point of hire and provides staff with regular, comprehensive feedback on their contribution to the business and clear, managed pathways to develop and advance their career.
Katie Snow, Snows’ Director of Development, worked with the Human Resources department to develop the program. She said: “The business has had a huge period of expansion in recent years and more recently of course we have had a global pandemic.
“Like all businesses, we have diversified and adapted, especially online. But it is essential that all employees, new and established, can see the impact of their contribution now and in the future and are able to grow and reach their full potential.
As part of this program, annual talent review meetings allow staff to measure themselves against Snows behaviors and metrics, chart their own personal development, the extent to which they have helped the company achieve its standards and if it can improve.
“The program not only enhances the development of our colleagues, it will also result in continuous improvement in all areas of our business,” Snow said.
Snows recently added a sixth Peugeot dealership to its franchise portfolio with the acquisition of Hamble Motors of Southampton.
The Southampton-based group – whose chief executive, Stephen Snow, was featured in AM magazine a year ago – became one of the main UK retail partners for Stellantis-owned brands with the conclusion of the deal. business purchase on Bursledon Road, Southampton .
Although the first lockdown may have closed Snows forecourts for a time, the company said it helped facilitate the first rounds of the new program.
Snow added: “During the pandemic, we have been able to shape the framework, while our steering group and business managers have had their first trainings.
“From its initial development to its ongoing rollout, it has been important for us to maintain the momentum and enthusiasm of the project.
“The most senior executives also participated in the first phase of the deployment, doing their own talent assessment meetings and we are now continuing with a cascade effect in the workforce.
“The program will continue to evolve over time with regular feedback from our colleagues.
“The response so far has been very positive and we look forward to entering the second phase of the program in February 2022.”
Snows represents 18 manufacturer brands through 50 franchised dealerships and has three authorized service centers, 12 multi-franchise used car centers and a stand-alone accident repair center in the South, employing a total of 937 people.
The company was named the top UK retailer for online reputation in the 2021 Automotive Reputation Report last month.