Vantage Motor Group started the new year by formalizing new terms of employment for its workforce, including a five-day working week, a ‘no late nights’ promise and up to £25,000 in base salary.
Andrew Mallory, chief operating officer of the Knaresborough-based AM100 Citroen, Kia, Lexus, Toyota and Skoda franchise distribution group, said the decision was prompted by a desire to offer staff a “better work-life balance personal”.
Changes at Vantage include: up to £25,000 base salary; guaranteed commission for the first six months; uncapped commission with higher increments for top performers; no minimum target; 43 hours per week on average; and 6 p.m. closed Monday to Friday.
Mallory suggested the terms would boost Vantage’s current recruiting efforts and also acknowledged that they could help build diversity. He said: “To help recruit talent from outside the industry, we are now guaranteeing a six-month commission for our newly recruited sales team members.
“Full training is given, lots of opportunities to grow and we close at 6pm Monday to Friday so our team can have a better work-life balance.”
Mallory, who has been part of the team that has run Vantage since its 2019 acquisition of founder Mark Robinson in a management buyout (MBO), said the 6 p.m. close has been in place for some time. at Vantage and said the band recognizes the importance of staff returning home to spend time with family.
However, he pointed out that many employees would be available to respond to customer requests in the evening.
Automotive 30% Club founder Julia Miur was among dozens of people who took to LinkedIn to respond positively to news of Vantage’s new employer promises, noting that the move could help attract a workforce. more diverse workforce.
Vantage isn’t the only car retail group to kick off 2022 with some welcome news for its staff.
Chorley Group chief executive Adam Turner has introduced an extra holiday day for each member of staff to celebrate their birthday.
The extra day off is ushered in what he described as another ‘big year’ for the group, in which its annual theme is ‘Maximize it’: maximize opportunity, maximize efficiency and maximize success. total experience.