Honing your driver recruiting strategy should be a priority for any trucking company. Having good processes and tools in place to get the best candidates for your open jobs is must. Everyone involved in the hiring process should know your strategy and understand their role in the process. Take a minute to think about your current strategy. Is your driver recruiting strategy fool-proof?
Make the Best Use of Your Marketing Tools
Everything a driver sees from your company should reinforce why it’s a great decision to work for your company.
Use your marketing tools to maximize your reach. If your driver recruiting strategy doesn’t include your website and your social channels, you need to change that. Using all of your channels to create a personalized experience for your candidates, helps them see why working for you would be a good fit for them. Having your website easy to navigate and interact with your potential drivers is the best way to make a good first impression. With recruiting it’s important to be sure your candidates want to work for you. Be sure that each touch point you have with candidates reinforces that working for your will be good for them.
Consider Feedback a Gift
From a simple “suggestion box” to more formalized surveys, give your drivers the opportunity to let you know what’s important to them.
Be proactive in fixing problems quickly. If you have feedback loops in place, doing something with the information collected is mandatory. Give potential, current and former drivers an opportunity to provide feedback about their experience with the company. No matter what stage they are as an employee. Use the data collected to help you figure out what’s working well and what needs to change. Keeping up with drivers concerns and proactively changing when things aren’t going so well is a great way stay ahead of problems that might make drivers want to leave. Or worse, not want to work for you in the first place.
Data-Driven Decision Making
Data is power. You may have an idea on where you are headed, but you’ll never know if you are getting there without data.
Invest in recruiting tools and resources that help ensure good decision making when it matters most. Determine your high-level key metrics and track them weekly. Are the dollars you’re spending on leads giving you the right candidates? Leverage tools that help you understand past results and plan your strategy for the future.