Taking care of business by taking care of employees

Dealer.com

3. Good Health and Well-Being 5. Gender Equality 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 12. Responsible Consumption and Production

Overview

Dealer.com invests in a workforce vitality team that is rooted in the philosophy that the happier employees are and the more sense of purpose they authentically feel the more effective they will be leading to improved performance. The company actively works to create belonging and connection for employees so they can be whole and thrive.

Author

Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis

School

Champlain College Robert P. Stiller School of Business

Champlain College Robert P. Stiller School of Business

Professor

Lindsey Godwin

Lindsey Godwin

Innovation

The company invests in volunteerism and environmentalism to build connections with team members, clients and neighbors. Specifically the company focuses on sustainability with a LEED certified workplace, employee bus pass program, rooftop gardens, volunteer initiatives, and organic café fueled by partnerships with 35 local farms, we are mindful of our carbon footprint and work hard to reduce our collective impact on the planet. The company partners with: Intervale Center, Vermont Community Garden Network, Common Roots, Community Sailing Center, Vermont Fresh Network, and Cox Conserves .

The company strives to inspire innovation for the next generation, while fostering a strong commitment to connecting our community to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) opportunities. Our teams lead initiatives internally and externally to empower people today to build a better future for tomorrow. We partner with: Change the Story, Vermont Works for Women, Generator, Vermont Business for Social Responsibility, employee led business groups focused on diverse and underrepresented populations.

With 1,200+ employees volunteering in our communities, logging more than 8,000 hours annually, we work hard at being a good corporate citizen and an even better neighbor. We are proud to partner with the following organizations, among many others:

King Street, Boys and Girls Club, Camp TKT, Spectrum, Outright Vermont, SEABA, Girls on the Run VT, BCA

hrough our health and wellness programs, volunteer initiatives, and community relations, Dealer.com values a healthy and thriving workforce and is committed to our holistic approach.

Inspiration

This innovations is inspired by belief that when people have a sense of belonging and connection at work and in their community they perform better at work and more broadly in their community.

Overall impact

The company notices that through these workplace programs visible noticeable and positive communities are forming. The company is then able to make use of the strengths of these communities in accomplishing its goals.

Business benefit

The company benefits by improved performance of engaged employees. The company finds the environment is helps it attract and retain talent in a competitive labor market.

Social and environmental benefit

The company strongly believes that creating an environment where people can be themselves at work and truly contribute improves employees performance at work as well as their lives and their communities.

Interview

Denise Leopoldino, Dir Workforce Vitality

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Dealer.com

Bur, Vermont, US

Business Website: dealer.com

Year Founded: 1997

Number of Employees: 1001 to 5000

Dealer.com Websites deliver a modern, interactive, and personalized digital storefront for automotive shoppers through state-of-the-art design, award-winning tools that turn browsing activities into buying behaviors, and all-new site architecture that ensures speed, security and flexibility.