Webinar on Hiring the Best Fleet Drivers with Predictive Analytics
Driver recruitment and retention is a HUGE problem for the fleet and trucking industry. Pre-employment behavioral assessments and analytics have proven to predict which applicants will perform at a high level and stay while allowing fleets to avoid safety risks.
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What if instead of reviewing a driver candidate’s past, you could see into their future? If instead of only looking back on prior experience and minimum qualifications, you could look ahead to their safety, retention, and performance outcomes in the months and years to come.
If that sounds like science fiction, tune into this webinar to learn how JOBehaviors is arming fleets with predictive analytics that deliver consistently excellent hiring decisions – decisions that are transforming the safety and profitability of transportation’s top fleets.
We’ll take you behind the scenes of client case studies on improved safety and performance featured in FreightWaves, and FleetOwner Magazine, and share how you can take advantage of preferred pricing through the GPS Trackit Marketplace.
Can Predictive Hiring Cure Trucking’s Driver Turnover Epidemic?
To stop the revolving door-style employment at many fleets, hiring managers can use a predictive assessment test to find which candidates are more likely to be loyal, top performers for many years.
The way most fleets have found the drivers to operate fleet trucks has not progressed.
“We’ve been hiring drivers the same way for the last 25 years: screening drivers based on qualifications, hiring drivers based on qualifications,” said T.J. Graff, director of driver development at TTJ Recruiting. “And we know that that hasn’t worked, because we’re still maintaining that 75 to 125% driver turnover.”
According to the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI) 2020 Top Industry Issues list, surveyed motor carriers cited the driver shortage and driver retention as the top two problems.
This year will produce 40% fewer commercial driver’s license holders due to shutdowns at driving schools and DMVs. Drivers are already a scarce resource, with the American Trucking Associations forecasting the current shortage of 80,000 drivers will increase to 100,000 in 2023. To prevent bad hires and a high turnover rate, trucking companies need to leverage predictive hiring. Through this method, which is used in several fields of employment, the candidate takes an online assessment made up of A/B type questions that are neither right nor wrong, but rather reveal what a driver holds at a premium.
How the JOBehavior Assessment Tools Finds Top Drivers
The JOBehavior assessment takes about 10 minutes and consists of 100 questions. Only the recruiter sees the results. Other transportation-centric assessments include diesel technician, delivery driver, and bus driver.
For example, a candidate may be asked to choose between a behavior statement and a skill statement, such as if it is most important to keep fuel levels high or to arrive at the depot on time. The questions may seem tangential, but the answers overall create an honest portrait of a driver’s core values. The catalyst is the proprietary algorithm that analyzes the responses and assigns that person a score or rating. Derived from the behaviors and core competencies of truckers considered to be the top 5% in their profession, the algorithm ranks candidates from one to five stars, five being the best.
Unlike the typical recruiting process that only looks for negatives that would disqualify a candidate, the predictive hiring tool is about making a strong match across all of the elements of the job.
Typically, half of the test takers fall in the one and two-star column, and the other half are three, four, or five-star recruits. What the assessment managers do is dig past the technical aptitude a commercial driver license holder may have and uncover their behavioral qualities which directly influence performance, productivity, and safety.
Weeding out the less enthusiastic, more accident-prone drivers is really the reason why to employ predictive hiring tools like JOBehavior.
Topic: Predictive Hiring
Summary: Partnering with JOBehaviors we will be discussing how they are arming fleets with predictive analytics that deliver consistently excellent hiring decisions – decisions that are transforming the safety and profitability of transportation’s top fleets.