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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

It’s no secret the 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 – so how do you stop it…

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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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Why Driver Feedback Alone Isn’t Enough to Lower Turnover

Posted on: April 18th, 2018 by Jay Green

Hear this lately? “We guarantee we will lower your turnover by 10%!” “On average our clients lowered their turnover by 15%!” Given current driver conditions, that sounds great, you should buy it!….Until you think it through a little better. With the rise of driver turnover and the driver shortage, the industry will continue to hear…

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Takeaways from TCA’s 80th Annual Convention

Posted on: April 18th, 2018 by Megan Younkin

I had the honor to attend and speak at TCA’s 80th annual convention in Florida last month, titled “The Future of Truckload”. As I sit and watch the snow fall from my office window, I can’t help but reminisce on the palm trees and sun, as viewed through the windows of the resort; you know…

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Learning Something New About Your New Hire

Posted on: March 12th, 2018 by Tali Lippitt

New employee onboarding can be overwhelming. There are a number of items you need to “check” off the list to ensure you set up your new employee for success. One item, sometimes easily forgotten, is making the effort to learn about who your employee is. Sure, you spent time vetting their skills and qualifications, feeling…

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Staying or Leaving: Learning from Driver Feedback

Posted on: March 12th, 2018 by Jessica Barrett

Ideally, trucking companies would retain most of their drivers, and not have to worry about things like a strong exit interview process. While some attrition is to be expected, one way to minimize unwanted driver turnover is by gaining insight into what drivers are thinking and feeling before they make the decision to leave. The…

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Improving Driver Relationships With Personality Assessments

Posted on: March 12th, 2018 by Jessica Barrett

Finding drivers who fit the dynamic of your culture is critical. As you think about your hiring process and the leadership styles of your driver managers, consider the kinds of personalities you might look for, and which of those will blend well within your organization. Learning someone’s personality type can take time, and learning how…

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Building a Better Bond with Your Drivers

Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by Kim McGregor

With the day-to-day focus on meeting goals and the bottom line, the personal component of our jobs is often left behind. Think about the people in our lives we have relationships with; family, friends, neighbors. Where do these relationships start? It all starts with knowing enough about someone to have a conversation and build a…

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Perceptions of Healthcare Leadership

Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by Kandy Focht

What are exiting healthcare professionals saying about their former employers? At People Element, we investigate this by looking at how exiting employees rated leadership in their organization. Because leadership can be defined in many different ways, we separate the findings into three buckets: Immediate supervisor/manager, directors/mid-management, and senior leadership. People Element conducts exit surveys that…

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