Ziebart International Corporation Named a Winner of the Michigan Top Workplaces 2021 Award
Detroit Free Press Recognizes Troy-Based Automotive Aftermarket Brand for its People-Centered Culture
November 16, 2021 // Franchising.com // TROY, Mich. - Having received industry recognition this past year for its extraordinary sales and system growth, Ziebart International Corporation is now being honored for what the company is calling its proudest achievement yet in over 60 years of operation – providing a positive workplace culture for its home office employees.
The global leader in automotive appearance and protection services, with over 400 locations with 1,200 service centers in 36 countries, announced today it has been named a 2021 Michigan Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press. The Top Workplaces 2021 list is based solely on corporate employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
"During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance," said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. "When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business."
According to Thomas E. Wolfe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ziebart International Corporation, people are at the center of the company, with the foundation being the brand’s core values of honesty, passion, innovation, teamwork, and legacy.
“In any situation, we want to make sure we’re demonstrating our core values,” Wolfe said. “We take the values very seriously. “Our leadership is aligned around those values and we also all share a central belief that without employees, we have nothing. We want to make sure our people enjoy where they work. When we succeed as a business, it’s because of our people. It’s fun and exciting to win, but we’re not winning for ourselves – we’re winning for everyone.”
Wolfe noted that the company has a high employee retention rate because it puts a high priority on work-life balance for its employees. He said Ziebart holds true to what’s stated on its career website:
“There’s life at work and life outside of work. We want everyone to be healthy, travel often, and have the resources and support they need to maximize their lives … At Ziebart, we help care for our employees so they can focus on our mission to support our customers’ pride in vehicle ownership. Our approach to benefits is to make sure you and your family have the resources you need to thrive, and each team member has the opportunity for personal and professional growth. We also believe in giving back to our community through multiple local, state and national organizations.”
Founded in 1959, Ziebart International Corporation is the worldwide leader in premium automotive appearance and protection services that extend the life of vehicles. Ziebart operates over 400 locations, with 1200 service centers, in 36 countries. As an established automotive enthusiast brand, Ziebart has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Top 500 Franchisor, a Top 200 Global Franchise, #1 in its category, and one of 2021's Hottest Franchises. After over 60 years in business, Ziebart continues to grow and offers domestic and international franchising opportunities, a best-in-class investment for qualified prospects. For more information about Ziebart including franchise opportunities, please visit www.ziebart.com.
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Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 14 years of culture research and the results from 23 million employees surveyed across more than 70,000 organizations, Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit energage.com or topworkplaces.com.
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