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Are Your Driver Managers Dictating or Managing?

Posted on: July 9th, 2018 by Jay Green

It’s no mystery that quality driver managers pay off in the form of productive, safe drivers who will stay with your company. But how will you know if someone will be a quality manager before they take the role? Should they be a former driver, or someone without driving experience? A recent graduate that can…

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How to Get Managers to Act on Survey Data

Posted on: July 9th, 2018 by People Element

Employee surveys have become common practice in today’s workplace. Typically, employers use employee surveys with hopes of boosting engagement, improving retention, and increasing workplace morale and productivity. When employers see employee surveys as opportunities to create real change at an organizational level and commit to develop and execute action plans, the results can be astounding.…

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What Can You Learn from Drivers Who Don’t Take the Job?

Posted on: July 9th, 2018 by Jay Green

Nothing is more frustrating than spending time, money, and resources on recruiting a driver, taking them through the application process, running the proper background checks, and then offering them the job, only to have them turn you down for another carrier. Did someone make them a better offer? Could the recruiter have done anything different…

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Using Inboarding to Develop and Engage Your Employees

Posted on: May 23rd, 2018 by Tali Lippitt

There is a lot of focus and effort on the employee onboarding process, but an often overlooked and vital step to employee retention is the inboarding process. At the manager and organizational level, a lot of time and effort is spent to successfully onboard an employee. Once that is complete, it is still important to…

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Strengthen the Supervisor-Employee Relationship with Regular Check-Ins

Posted on: May 23rd, 2018 by Tali Lippitt

Regularly meeting with your staff can easily drop to the bottom of the list, especially with how many responsibilities supervisors have these days. The professional development conversations and regular check-ins with your employees have multiple benefits for your department and the company, including improving employee engagement. Knowing what is going on with your employees helps…

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3 Steps to Find and Keep Your Best Drivers

Posted on: May 21st, 2018 by Liz Sheffield

Greater Driver Retention Statistics from stay and exit interviews reveal compelling themes about what might make professional drivers stay: 68% of current drivers get feedback from their manager 80% of highly engaged drivers feel their suggestions for changes are given consideration And, what might make them leave: 94% of disengaged drivers don’t believe their supervisor…

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The Real Reasons Drivers Quit

Posted on: May 21st, 2018 by Kandy Focht

Are you facing high driver turnover in your trucking organization and trying to determine the root causes of why people are leaving? Understanding what’s causing them to call it quits is a huge hurdle for a lot of companies, but that’s where confidential surveys come in. One of the questions we ask in all of…

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Communication Tips for New Hire Surveys

Posted on: April 18th, 2018 by Kandy Focht

When your company commits to having a successful new hire onboarding survey project, you need to commit to having a strong internal communication plan around the ongoing survey. When running a new hire survey, you want to be able to hear as many voices as possible and communication is key to getting as many people…

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Establish Employee Roots in Your Organization for Better Retention

Posted on: April 18th, 2018 by Kim McGregor

Improving Employee Engagement and Retention It’s no secret the employee retention rate for engaged employees is higher than that of less engaged employees. According to data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, three million employees have left their job voluntarily every month since June 2017. That’s a lot of valuable employees walking away –…

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What to Communicate to Engage Your Workforce

Posted on: April 18th, 2018 by Tali Lippitt

As a manager, there are many items on your checklist. From scheduling, staffing, and check-ins it can be hard to focus on the broader items that are part of your role. Of those broader items, most important are the individual department goals that relate directly to the success of the overall hospital goals. Often there…

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