For the first time, Volvo Financial Services Canada has been certified as a Great Place to Work by the Great Place to Work Institute, a global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.
“We are really proud of this accreditation, because it demonstrates our people recognize our efforts to create a shared culture of trust,” says Steve Jugovic, vice president of Volvo Financial Services Canada. “High-trust companies tend to have higher performing teams, and our success depends on our passion and ability to deliver the best service to our customers, dealers and sister business areas.”
The review process to become a certified Great Place to Work includes an application which compiles information on company demographics, policies, practices and philosophy. The Great Place to Work Trust Index employee survey was then sent to more than 50 VFS employees across Canada to gather anonymous input.
Respondents to the Great Place to Work Trust Index survey for VFS Canada noted credible, respectful managers, clear and open communication, a supportive, collaborative environment, and active community involvement as factors that contributed to the company’s certification.
“Being a Great Place to Work is the difference between being a good company and a great company,” says Jes Schneider, vice president of Human Resources for VFS Region Americas. “Our employees are our most important resources, and receiving this honor can be attributed to their excellent work and accomplishments.”
Great Place to Work Institute research shows that a high-trust, high-performance culture can help a company attract top talent as well as retain talent by promoting respect among colleagues and giving employees a deeper connection to their daily work.