Month: April 2019

Highway Mind: Correcting Course on Mental Health

Dangerous traffic. Chronic stress. Empty passenger seats. And way, way too much time to think. When you’re a driver in the trucking industry, it’s all part of the job. Over time, though, these strains can take a heavy toll on the mind. The risk of developing mental health issues in the trucking field is high — leaving many drivers debilitated, unsafe at the wheel, or with suicidal tendencies. If left untreated, mental illness can pose significant threats to more parties than just the driver.…


How to build the right team to review worker feedback

When you’re operating in an industry where jobs are more abundant than workers, losing talent to a competitor is an ongoing risk. It can be hard to know when an employee is planning to jump ship, and it can be even more challenging to bounce back when several of them choose to leave at once. But even in competitive labor markets, high employee turnover doesn’t have to be a given. For companies that want to keep talent, few resources are more valuable than honest feedback from workers, even…


Exit Interviews: An Autopsy

The notice is in, the papers have been signed, and now you’re down an employee. Though it’s too late to reverse course, you still want to know why this individual opted to leave the company. That’s where the exit interview comes in. It’s your last shot to find out what went wrong, and you want to make it count. Feedback about an employee’s experience on the job is critical for refining your company’s retention efforts. But how much meaningful information can you gather when that individual…


Top 3 Retention Strategies at MATS

The WorkHound team attends the Mid-America Truck Show (MATS), the largest trucking show in North America, every year to meet one-on-one with industry experts. While much of the focus of the convention is on recruiting, we do things a bit differently and saw this as an opportunity to dig into the proactive approach and understand how experts are shifting focus to retention. Experts from 35+ trucking companies shared innovative driver retention ideas with the WorkHound team, and…


Reachouts Done Right

Nervous about the idea of soliciting anonymous feedback from your employees? You certainly aren’t alone. Many of our customers start off their relationship with WorkHound expressing similar anxieties. What they find, however, is that even when feedback is negative, it opens the opportunity to cultivate trust and build stronger relationships within their workforce. Seeing the Positive Side of the Negative Positive feedback tells us what we’re doing well — and it feels good to receive it.…