Jardine Motors Group emerged as the winner in the AM Awards 2020 AM People Investor category after lengthy deliberations over this year’s strongest entries.
The AM100 group, which acknowledges that “people are our most valuable asset” employs more than 3,500 staff across 68 UK sites and has succeeded in cutting annual staff turnover from 33% to 23% in four years by focussing on retention, recognition and reward.
During the same period, the number of women in leadership positions has jumped from 5% to 30% and there has been a 50% increase in childcare voucher uptake and a 10% take up of its annual leave trading scheme, as equal opportunity and staff wellbeing also became lead issues.
Employee benefits at Jardine include an option to take advantage of an additional leave provision, enhanced family leave and improved maternity and paternity leave.
Staff also get their birthday off, while the My JMG Rewards scheme has generated £1 million in purchases of discounted goods through the likes of Tesco, Currys and Marks & Spencer.
Wellbeing and career support has been ramped up significantly, though.
Jardine’s Online Learning Innovation (Oli) multi-platform training system not only gives colleagues flexibility in the way they develop within their roles, but training on more holistic topics such as mental health and mindfulness. Also, working with the charity MIND, more than 80 people have undertaken training to become colleague support mentors.
All Jardine managers now attend MIND training courses as part of the awareness programme.
Jardine has driven a culture of opportunity, promoting from within and paying close attention to the offer of equal opportunities to female employees.
As a result, the group recently had 13 colleagues named in Autocar’s Top 100 Female Rising Stars and nine winners out of 30 in the Automotive 30% Club’s Inspiring Women Awards.
In recognition that anyone in the business can make a difference Jardine has also introduced its #Jobswagger Champions Cup. The award recognised the impact made by someone who embodies its values of ‘judgement, ownership, leadership, integrity and passion and does the small things exceptionally well.
Highly commended: Citygate Automotive, TrustFord
Finalists: Jardine Motors Group, Citygate Automotive, TrustFord
Award sponsored by: MFG Group