Cox Automotive named innovative HR team

Cox Automotive has made this year's Innovative HR Teams list published in Human Resources Director magazine.

Online PR News – 21-March-2019 – St Leonards, NSW – Altona-headquartered Cox Automotive Australia and New Zealand has been selected for the annual Innovative HR Teams list released by Human Resources Director (HRD) magazine. The prestigious list recognises the companies driving change and innovation in the HR profession.

Following a nationwide call for nominations, thirty companies were selected for their innovative HR practices ranging from employee engagement to workplace culture.

Cox Automotive ranks among this year's top performers thanks to the HR team's success in driving a cultural shift across the group of companies. A relatively new team formed less than two years ago, the team now comprises eleven HR professionals implementing contemporary HR solutions and frameworks under the leadership of group HR director Snezana Jankulovski.

Over a busy 18 months, the team has successfully implemented several innovative people solutions, replacing paper-based performance appraisals with a forward-feedback approach; automating the onboarding and induction process for new employees; and introducing Women with Drive (WWD), an inclusive movement to celebrate the work of women in the automotive industry.

"We're helping set the standard for what great leadership looks like," says Jankulovski. "That's put us into territory that we didn't necessarily expect, but it's also brought far more benefits than we could have anticipated."

The 2019 Innovative HR Teams report is made possible through the support of sponsor Maxxia. In his introduction to this year's report, Andrew Daly, group executive customer development said: "By recognising those who are pushing the boundaries and thinking bigger, the list helps set new benchmarks for the Australian HR industry."

"On behalf of Maxxia, I congratulate and applaud these HR professionals for their efforts in creating great experiences for their employees."

Read the full report in issue 17.01 of Human Resources Director, out now or find out more about Cox Automotive at


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