Best Companies (BC) have been producing and publishing the 'Best Companies to Work For' lists since 2001 to measure and acknowledge excellence in workplace engagement. Each year hundreds of organisations from a wide range of industries use a BC employee survey to measure the engagement of their employees. Only the organisations with the highest level of overall employee engagement qualify for the top 100. Baylis were ranked the 45th best company to work for in the Midlands, and 56th best on the South West listings.
After being named ‘one to watch’ four times, Baylis have gone up a notch to a one star rating for 2019. The highest level that can be achieved is three stars. The opinions of company staff were sought on Leadership, My Company, My Manager, Personal Growth, My Team, Well Being, Fair Deal and Giving Something Back. Results are analysed by BC alone, in complete confidence. BC have recognised Baylis’ aim of continuing to build on employee relationships and, by doing so, increasing its customer service levels.
Baylis has eight Vauxhall franchises in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Over the past five years, a programme of modernisation and improvement has seen a thorough refurbishment of its showrooms. There has also been a major investment in new technology behind the scenes, especially in equipping the workshops, parts operations and accident repair centres.
Today Baylis has nearly 400 employees, many of whom are long standing employees. The company also invests heavily in employee development and training, and has an apprenticeship programme taking on young people for all departments regularly. The company is always keen to recruit outstanding individuals who are looking to further their careers in the motor trade, and details of current opportunities can be found on the company website.
Baylis, who aim to be the retailer of choice for customers and employees, has a policy of ‘giving something back’ to the communities which its business serves. In addition to sponsorship of local clubs and sports teams, staff hold a number of events throughout the year to raise money for charity and local good causes.