Positivity in the workplace has become more important now than ever as workers within the automotive sector are bombarded with negative press in the daily media.
At Hodgsonâ€™s, the north- east-based dealer group, keeping morale high is a top priority for the business.
David Lowes, Hodgson group general manager, said: â€śThe amount of pressure on staff has definitely increased as a result of the recession.
â€śThe key thing is to keep staff involved at every step. They need to know whatâ€™s coming ahead.â€ť
Hodgson has been lucky throughout the economic downturn and has not needed to resort to making redundancies.
Lowes said: â€śWe are communicating to staff much more frequently about whatâ€™s going on within the business â€“ all the positives and negatives â€“ so they can feel confident they know whatâ€™s happening.
â€śWeâ€™ll get our entire staff together every six weeks and thereâ€™s a lot more one-on-one sessions with people now.â€ť
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