It is people who make a working environment great, and that is definitely true at Hyundai Motorsport. With varying ages, backgrounds and nationalities, we have a truly diverse and dedicated workforce.
Our Human Resources (HR) team is responsible for managing all people-related activities in our organisation. From recruitment to performance evaluations and even outlining the company working culture and ethos, HR has one of the most expansive roles.
They have really helped create our company identity as we have moved from a handful of employees at the end of 2012 to a workforce of over 200 people at the beginning of 2017. It is their job to ensure that everyone remains moving in the same direction as the company continues to grow, whilst feeling happy and valued.
We are made up of over 30 different nationalities. It is a huge asset and an interesting challenge at the same time. It is down to Human Resources to harvest the diverse nature of our staff to bring everyone together.
This task is made easier by HR’s continuous interaction with all other departments. Regular contact with managers and co-ordinators means that those within the team can get to know every individual working within the company. This ensures that all members of the team are contented with their role and the company environment.
The biggest difference between our organisation and other businesses is that we don’t have a particular product to sell. The HR team has to instil in our colleagues that the results of hard work are found in our rally results. Whereas other factories might rely on annual sales figures or turnover, we are looking at results on a rally-by-rally basis. It’s a fast-changing environment.
Working in motorsport is an attractive proposition. As our presence has grown over the years, we are receiving more applications from prospective employees. Our Human Resources have received CVs from people living locally to our Alzenau factory – to on-event at the rallies themselves. It makes us all proud that Hyundai Motorsport is such a desired place to work.