Jim Franco and a 'Caring Corporate Culture'

Jim Franco and a ‘Caring Corporate Culture’

Franco believes creating a caring corporate culture is the most important element for retention and company success.

In this third episode of Connections with Jim Franco, learn about what he says is most important to create a caring corporate culture in the automotive aftermarket, and, more specifically, your business.

For Franco, a positive corporate culture is part of the way he works, saying “It is, I believe 100% the most important thing that you can do as an entrepreneur, as a business, because the big corporations do not treat their employees or their customers like they should be treated.”

He says by offering a variety of training, teaching, nurturing and mentoring he has seen it pay off just by looking around his own company. “Today I’ve got a 14.7 year tenure. That means 90% of the people I hired are still with me. And, I even picked up a cliche and it’s very difficult, but I say I do hire for life because I really want a relationship with my team members that they are happy enough to be with me for their life,” Franco said.

Jim Franco is the owner, president and CEO of Autologue Computer Systems and knows a thing or two about creating a successful business. In fact, he entered the workforce at age 11, making money mowing lawns, washing windows and delivering newspapers. By age 18, he acquired an auto parts store and grew his auto parts business into a multi-million dollar organization in the 60s and 70s. By the 80s, he entered the software business, and bought Autologue, growing it in step with the industry’s needs.

Now as an octogenarian with 64-plus years in the automotive aftermarket, Franco has teamed up with us at aftermarketNews to launch a monthly video series, Connections with Jim Franco, presented by Autologue.

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