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Talent Management

Developing Talented People

GM’s people are the greatest asset we have and the reason behind our business success. Our goal is for everyone to believe this.

Today, we compete for that talent against other automotive companies and, increasingly, against businesses in other sectors, such as technology. To win and keep talent, we must provide a workplace culture that encourages employee behaviors aligned with our values, fulfills their long-term individual aspirations and achieves full engagement and inclusion. In order to stay competitive, we must attract and retain the most diverse talent around the world.

We do this by adhering to a responsible employer philosophy, which includes commitments to create job opportunities, pay workers fairly, ensure safety and promote wellness. GM pays a living wage and also offers quality health care coverage, 401(k) plans with matches and paid time off to cover vacations, sick leave, family leave and military leave. We also protect workers from harmful and hazardous conditions by adhering to strict health and safety standards and constantly working to fulfill our vision to return people home safely—Every person. Every site. Every day.

Our efforts to be a responsible employer have been recognized for the past three years by the JUST 100, a list developed by JUST Capital that ranks companies on the issues that Americans care about. The criteria for inclusion on the 2021 JUST 100 come directly from a survey of more than 110,000 Americans, and the number-one priority for survey participants is that they want to see fair treatment of workers from the nation’s biggest businesses. Our inclusion on the list is an important barometer to demonstrate that when it comes to people, GM is doing the right things.

Creating a Great Workplace for Tech Talent

GM’s Austin IT Innovation Center was recognized as one of the Top Workplaces 2020 by the Austin American-Statesman. The award is based on employee feedback gathered through a survey that assessed the drivers of engaged cultures. GM first established its IT presence in Austin in 2012, and the Innovation Center is now home to more than 2,200 employees. It was recently renovated with indoor walking paths, collaboration spaces, a global operations center, video conference spaces and an auditorium.