Trucking

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…


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How a Feedback Program Can Help Companies Navigate Change

The saying is that “the only thing constant is change.” That’s entirely true, and change of any variety can be one of the most challenging aspects of operating a business.  Whether a company is facing change internally, like a leadership change, or changes beyond its control, like pandemic- or disaster-related issues or protocols, two-way communication is essential. Companies need to be able to communicate with employees, and they also need to be able to hear concerns and needs from employees.…


When Negative Feedback Turns Into a Positive

When a business is planning or preparing to implement a feedback program of some sort, there’s often an assumption that a good bit of that feedback will be negative. Companies anticipate the bad — steeling themselves against what they will hear. But the reality is: Even when the feedback is negative, it isn’t really a negative.  What do we mean by that? Well, no matter what type of comments you’re receiving from your drivers, the fact that you’re receiving them is positive. And you even have a…


WorkHound Secures $12 Million Series A Fundraise from Level Equity

The Series A round, funded by Level Equity, will enable WorkHound to grow its employee roster and introduce its real-time worker feedback platform to more supply chain markets. Today we are excited to announce that WorkHound, a leader in the employee feedback management space, has successfully completed a $12 million Series A fundraising round. The capital, funded wholly by Level Equity, a New York-based growth equity firm, will be used by WorkHound to continue to serve employees of the supply…


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Heroes of the Hound: P&S Transportation

WorkHound Customer Q&A At WorkHound, we believe that the key to improving retention is asking for the feedback of those on the front lines — your professional drivers. Over the years, we have seen dramatic changes in company cultures as trucking carriers offer their employees a chance to speak up and take meaningful action related to their feedback. Nowhere is that more evident than at PS Logistics. The company — which is based in Birmingham, Alabama, but has 26 locations nationwide —…


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Sharing the Love With Your Team of Drivers

When you think about Valentine’s Day, love and spending time with those you love probably comes to mind. But what about sharing the love with your company’s professional drivers?  It’s not the same kind of love, and we get that, but showing your drivers that they’re appreciated is a significant part of any effective retention strategy. While a strong pay structure and competitive benefits can help entice drivers to your carrier in the first place, in the long run, drivers are looking to feel…