South Sound BIZ magazine is announcing the 2017 South Sound Top Places to Work this week with a series of Facebook Live events, accompanied by Lon Wilson and Jeff Albers of Albers & Company and ConnectHR, supporting sponsors of this recognition program.

When owner Matthew Welch of Auburn Volkswagen gathered his company team in the new car showroom Monday morning, they were about to learn that the dealership placed first in the Equity category. This means that promotions and hiring are based on ability and qualifications. Rewards are distributed with fairness.

One employee reported having begun in the wash bay and now has earned his/her own office. A service manager also described starting out by washing cars, before later advancing.

Responses from Employee Surveys told the judging panel that “the people” make this a special place, from co-workers through to the customers who they serve. And one nomination for Auburn VW noted, “It all starts at the top.”

Another survey response says Welch runs the dealership with a very high set of moral standards that sets it apart. 

You can share in the recognition event for Auburn Volkswagen on the Business Examiner Facebook page or by clicking this link.

In each of the next week's Daily Biz Briefs publications, another South Sound Top Places to Work employer will be featured.  The program's supporting sponsor is Albers & Company, ConnectHR and the Wilson Agency.