Hyundai Auto Canada team members at the head office in Markham, Ontario Image Credit: Hyundai Media
Hyundai Auto Canada Corp (HACC) has been awarded the 2023 Best Workplace™ for Today’s Youth by the Great Place to Work® Institute, the leading authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Hyundai Canada has been recognized for its career development programs, flexible training and educational tools and job shadowing processes to ensure team members are fully engaged and utilizing their talents. This adds to the list of four existing awards for Hyundai Canada from Great Place to Work® this year.
This recognition was awarded after an independent analysis was conducted, and an overall Trust Index score was determined based on direct feedback from youth working in the organization. Hyundai Canada’s youth team comprises of an equal, 50 per cent split of self-identifying male and female team members. Hyundai Canada’s human resources and leadership teams have been working diligently to evolve its corporate governance policies and procedures with diversity, equity and inclusion in mind. Ensuring team members are treated fairly and devoid of any biases have been at the foundation of Hyundai Canada’s corporate culture and is an ethos meant to resonate with all age groups and levels of seniority.
Hyundai Canada arranges several employee engagement activities throughout the year to integrate corporate shared values across all team member levels and departments. Hyundai Canada’s social and giving activities all align under its corporate global vision of ‘progress for humanity.’
“Since the start of my career at Hyundai Canada in 2018, I have witnessed our leadership team lead by example by fostering a 360-degree teamwork strategy, while consistently creating a vibrant and enjoyable atmosphere,” says Stephanie Lim (29), retail marketing analyst at Hyundai Canada. “Hyundai Canada offers a diverse range of programs dedicated to personal and career development, not to mention the way the company prioritizes the physical and mental well-being of each team member. All of these things have been instrumental in my professional growth and makes me proud to be part of a culture that is truly inclusive, safe and resilient.”
Over 30 per cent of Hyundai’s team members fall under the youth criteria of the awards and are under the age of 35. Over 90 per cent of the survey participants have agreed with the statement that “people are treated fairly regardless of their age.”
“I am grateful for the immense support system I received at HACC when I first started two years ago as a bilingual Genesis concierge coordinator in the Western Zone Office. Both colleagues and department heads acted as mentors to ease my onboarding as I worked remotely during the pandemic,” says Marcus Preston (29), network development analyst at Genesis Canada. “What has resonated with me to this day and has been instrumental in my success is the level of inclusion, collaboration, and encouragement. More importantly, everyone is heard and is encouraged to share insights into their departments, careers, and cultures with the goal of prompting others to participate in the conversation. HACC is truly a diverse place and exemplifies what a great place to work means though action.”
This award adds to the list of accolades Hyundai Canada has proudly received from Great Place to Work® in 2023. The company has been recognized as 2023 Best Workplaces™ for Women, 2023 Best Workplaces™ with Most Trusted Executive Teams, 2023 Best Workplaces™ for Giving Back, and Best Workplaces™ in Canada for the sixth consecutive year where it ranked 19th on the list and is the only automotive corporation to place among all five recognitions.
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