Beyond just selling vehicles made in India, German luxury carmaker Audi is gearing up to implement human resource training programme developed here for its retail staff overseas. The company has also earmarked the country as its sixth market globally where it collects technical feedback and data that goes into product development even as it prepares to launch ten new products in India this year.
"There is a project, which is HR-based training programme for retail staff called project Neev, which we had developed in India. It is now taken by Audi AG...(and it has) seen what we have done, and is going to roll it out around the world," Audi India Head Joe King told The Press Trust of India. Explaining the programme, Neev which means 'foundation', he said it is about human resources practice in the company's retail structure, putting in performance culture and reward mechanisms for all dealership staff and key performance indicator measurements.
"It may not be a new product that is going to be rolled out around the world but some of these great ideas we have developed here (in India) are being recognised and taken globally," King said, adding India has a lot to offer, specially in skills that the country produces.
All the sales staff in India have undergone the training, while 50-60% of the after sales employees have gone through the programme.
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