Snows Motor Group is rolling-out of a new company-wide Talent Management Programme.
The group introduced a group-wide induction programme two years ago which created a shared joining experience for onboarding employees at every level.
The new employee-led Talent Management Programme also runs from the point of employment and gives staff feedback on their contribution to the business and clear, managed pathways to develop and advance their career.
Katie Snow, Snows’ Development Director has worked with the HR department to develop the programme.
She said: “The company has undergone a huge period of expansion in recent years and more recently of course, we have experienced a global pandemic.
“Like all businesses we have diversified and adapted, particularly online.
“But it is vital that all employees, new and established, can see the impact their contribution has now and going forward and are able to develop and reach their full potential.”
Under the programme, annual talent review meetings enable staff to measure themselves against Snows’ behaviours and indicators, to chart their own personal development, the degree to which they have helped the business achieve its excellent standards and if they can improve upon this.
“The programme not only enhances our colleagues’ development, it will also result in continued improvement in all areas of our business,” said Snows.
While the first lockdown may have closed Snows’ forecourts for a period of time, Covid actually helped facilitate the first rounds of the new programme.
“During the pandemic we were able to shape the framework, whilst our Steering Group and Sales Managers had their first training courses,” Katie explained.
“From its early development to its continued roll-out, maintaining the momentum and excitement of the project has been important to us.
“The most senior managers also took part in the first phase of the roll-out, undergoing their own talent review meetings and we are now continuing with a waterfall effect through the workforce,” she said.