ALBANY, N.Y. — Auto/Mate Dealership Systems was recognized as one of the 30 “Best Places to Work” in New York State’s Capital region by the Albany Business Review, the seventh consecutive year that the company has won the award, the Auto/Mate announcement added.
"The first few years we won this award we ranked in the small-business category, so it's nice to know that as our company grows the focus is still where it needs to be, which is on employee satisfaction," said Mike Esposito, president and CEO of Auto/Mate Dealership Systems. "If you take care of your employees, they will take care of your customers."
Auto/Mate was one of 36 companies to be selected for the award, according to the company announcement. In order to come up with those 36 companies, the Albany Business Review partners with Quantum Workplace, a Nebraska-based research firm, to conduct anonymous employee engagement surveys. Companies are guaged on their team effectiveness, retention, employee alignment with company goals, trust with co-workers, individual contribution, manager effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, work engagement and people practices. The companies with the highest scores are selected as the winners.
“A great company culture doesn't happen by accident; we put a lot of time and effort into creating a special environment that promotes growth, communication and fun,” said David Druzynski, director of Human Resources for Auto/Mate. "The effort is definitely worth it as we attract highly-qualified job candidates and our employee turnover rate is very low."