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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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Orientation Alone Isn’t Enough: You Need an Onboarding Process to Keep New Hires

Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by Kristin DeSimone

We frequently hear “We already have an employee onboarding process.” in our discussions at People Element. By digging deeper, we have learned that this statement has different meanings depending on who we are speaking with. Often times, people are using the terms onboarding and orientation interchangeably. They are not the same thing. New hire orientation is an event during the onboarding process. Onboarding is the process used to assimilate new employees into your organization.

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What Makes Your Employees Want to Stay?

Posted on: February 20th, 2018 by Michael McNeill

Why do people decide to stay in their job? There are many answers to this question – almost as many as people employed. Everyone knows what makes them excited to get out of bed in the morning, and it’s rarely the exact same thing as the people they share an office with. John has been…

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