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Hiring the wrong truck driver will result in wasted costs on training, salaries, and the time to find a new replacement. To avoid this issue, recruiters must implement various strategies to ensure they target suitable candidates for their positions. Know who the right driver is  As a result of the ongoing truck driver shortage in the US, recruiters might be inclined to hire the first person that comes along. This, of course,...
A powerful and engaging job advert is one of the best ways to reduce the time it takes to find quality truck drivers. However, the importance isn’t just speed. There are many benefits to writing suitable job adverts that recruiters can utilize to improve the hiring process. Access a wider pool of candidates   Using general job boards or relying on word of mouth is not sustainable for building a large pipeline of...
The US truck driver shortage has many recruiters lost on finding quality candidates to hit their hiring targets. One of the fantastic ways recruiters can improve their chances is to target new candidates and bring in fresh talent to the industry. Here's an overview of how this can be achieved. Use social media  One of the most powerful tools at recruiters' disposal. Most potential candidates that haven't considered a career in...
According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the US hit a record high truck driver shortage of 80,000 in 2021. This highlights the necessity for new recruitment strategies that tap into new talent pools. As the average US truck driver age is now over 45-years old, recruiters should look to millennials to ensure the industry's future. Here's how to get them onboard. Rewards and benefits To attract millennials,...
Like many industries, truck driver recruiters need to ensure they stay up to date with the latest best practices in recruitment to attract top talent. Finding the right drivers can improve employee retention and productivity and reduce costs on hiring future workers. Here, we delve into what recruiters should consider when hiring professionals. Write amazing job descriptions Writing a killer job description that attracts...
Truck driver recruiters in the US have the important job of reducing the country's ongoing truck driver shortage. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates that the truck driver shortage could reach 160,000 drivers by 2030. Therefore, recruiters must avoid these common mistakes to ensure they're attracting the best possible talent. Not implementing a proper screening and interview process Given how difficult it...
Truck driver recruiters must implement various strategies to attract top talent and help reduce the US’ truck driver's shortage. This is also crucial to bringing in a younger demographic that can ensure the industry's future. Here are seven actionable tips that will help attract the best possible candidates. Find drivers with shared values Finding drivers with shared values has multiple benefits. Employees tend to...