Best Practices

Helping Employees Avoid Burnout in the High-Stress Warehouse Setting

Americans are more stressed than ever before, and they’re experiencing work-related burnout in higher numbers as well. That’s largely due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the amplified worries that people have experienced over their work, their families, and their health and well-being. While burnout occurs in workplaces across nearly all industries, affecting people at every level of business, it’s especially prevalent in settings like warehouses. The warehouse environment offers…


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The Great Resignation: How to Beat the Odds & Boost Retention

The workplace is facing a dynamic of worker movement never seen before. Workers are leaving jobs for new jobs and even new careers. Is this dynamic presenting a new problem for the trucking industry, or is it simply the same old issue? “The trucking industry expects that drivers who come in the door might also walk out the door,” says Max Farrell, CEO & Co-Founder at WorkHound. “That’s because industry-wide, trucking companies experience around 95% turnover for drivers.” That number may…


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The Top 5 Tips Carriers Have for Using WorkHound

If you’ve read our blog or checked out some of our case studies, you’ve probably realized we love to showcase the insights and perspectives of our customers. While our WorkHound team knows the ins and outs of how the platform works, our customers are the experts in how to use the tool in a truly meaningful way. When we ask our customers a series of questions about their experience with a feedback program, we always save the best question for last: “What best practices for using WorkHound would…


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Battling Against an Industry Image Problem

Many businesses across nearly every industry are currently facing a bit of an upheaval when it comes to retaining employees. Employees in the post-pandemic world will be much less likely to stick around if they feel they’re disrespected or if they don’t trust their employer. While that may be a new dynamic for some industries, it’s a familiar issue for those within the trucking industry, which has long been plagued by trust issues that lead to turnover. The persistent turnover problem…


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The Future of Retention Is Referrals

The workforce fluctuations related to the COVID-19 pandemic and The Great Resignation have shined a new light on hiring and retention. Most industries are now facing some turbulence in both hiring qualified workers and in retaining their existing ones. But for the trucking industry, those challenges are nothing new. Trucking has long faced a persistent turnover problem, causing companies to seek new and innovative ways to retain drivers and to bring in new ones. What if we told you there’s a…


Product Feature Announcement: Custom Themes

We know that feedback for your company is unique from every other company. There is no "silver bullet" to retention or culture, and while the standard WorkHound themes have covered a great deal of the success you've achieved, there's always an opportunity to go deeper with your data. Today's product update will help you do just that. After diving deep into providing your best user experience and needs (We are a feedback company after all!), WorkHound is excited to announce the launch of custom…


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Do Drivers Really Want to Use WorkHound?

When you’re considering a feedback program like WorkHound, it’s only natural to wonder whether it’s a tool that your drivers will actually want to use. After all, that’s a key part of making buying decisions about services and programs for your business. You need to know the value of the product. This is a question we come across frequently — and it’s also one we can answer definitively. The answer is YES! Drivers who have access to WorkHound use it, and drivers within the industry who know…


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WorkHound: A Simple and Effective Solution

One of our mantras in decision-making at WorkHound is “speed, simplicity, and focus,” and the result of this vision means quick, effective work and the permission to cut to the chase. Our goal is to encourage customers to do the same. This starts with our product. WorkHound was established as a way to help trucking companies solve complex problems, we help companies break down those complex issues into something manageable by capturing actionable driver feedback. It’s that simple. Feedback…


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Heroes of the Hound: TransLand - David McCormack

WorkHound Customer Q&A: TransLand, David McCormack - Director of Operations In the past year, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the trucking industry has seen tremendous challenges — and shown incredible resiliency as the world has learned that drivers are essential. And communicating effectively with them is even more essential. For TransLand, a premier transportation company based in Strafford, Missouri, this is a lesson the company has long known but that became even more important…


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Driver Feedback Can Make You Shine

If you’re reading this, thank you, odds are that you’ve got a lot on your plate. As an HR leader or fleet manager, you make your company shine.  Not to mention, you’re responsible for the challenging and seemingly all-encompassing job of hiring great talent — and then finding a way to retain them in an industry known for high turnover. Is that overwhelming? Maybe, but it’s also your time to shine. HR leaders that ask for feedback from their workforce become heroes for their companies when they…