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Scholfield Honda wins WBJ Best Places to Work award for second time in two years

Tuesday, December 23 2014 4:48 PM
By Roger Scholfield
Scholfield Honda wins WBJ Best Places to Work award for second time in two years

Wichita, KS: Scholfield Honda received the Wichita Business Journal’s [WBJ) Best Places to Work Award during a December 11, 2014 luncheon held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Wichita. Scholfield Honda has been nominated for the award five times, and is the first company in eight years of the competition to receive the overall award for two consecutive years.

The Wichita Business Journal's Best Places to Work Awards program recognizes outstanding companies whose benefits, policies and practices are among the best in the region.The Wichita Honda dealership was one off 30 finalists, and received the top employee satisfaction scores in the medium category representing businesses with 35 to 99 employees.

The WBJ administers a survey through Quantum Workplace to see how workers feel about their employers to determine the year's honorees. In each category, the employer with the highest survey score was named the winner.

 Roger Scholfield Wichita Honda Dealership

Roger Scholfield, president and owner, attributes their high ranking to a number of factors including information sharing and attention to communication. “We share letters from clients, recognizing associate anniversaries, sales and service objectives, sales and service gross figures, customer satisfaction scores, current marketing information and core values.”

In addition to daily, weekly and monthly meetings by department, the dealership has been conducting quarterly “Curbside Chats” for many years, where he buys lunch for the entire dealership and goes over sales figures, customer satisfaction scores and more. Scholfield Honda’s turnover rate is half the industry standard.

Scholfield says his company is committed to the dealership’s five-day work week and having Sunday (family day) off when most in the auto industry are open Sundays and major holidays.

The dealership’s training commitments include Master Technician Program, ASE certifications, automotive management continuing education, individual off-site sales, service and finance training. Employees are offered 9 different health plan options to fit each employee’s specific needs, and the company subsidizes to 81 percent of the cost.

“We make a highly competitive, stressful industry a fun, friendly place to work. Our processes help ease the stress by implementing industry “best practices” and being super-efficient in our interactions with our clients,” explains Scholfield.