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Offering a Feedback Program Is an Employee Benefit. So Spread the Word!

When you think about employee benefits, things like pay and insurance coverage probably come to mind. But the workforce is quickly evolving, and what worked in the past benefit-wise may not today.  Employees today are looking for out-of-the-box approaches that make them feel valued and respected. An easy way to offer feedback fits the bill.  How can you sell the benefit to potential hires? We’re filling in the details. What Today’s Employees Value Today’s workplace looks different than the…


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What Drivers Have to Say About Training & Why It Matters

When it comes to driver feedback, training always seems to come up. Year after year, drivers offer their thoughts on the onboarding and training they receive, some of it good — most of it not.  This topic of feedback offers some interesting details for trucking carriers and the industry at large. Drivers who offer critical feedback related to training are 50% more likely to leave a company than those who don’t. But there’s a flipside to that: Getting feedback related to training allows…


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You Only Get One First Impression With Drivers, So Make It Count

When it comes to hiring and retention in the trucking industry, there are a lot of moving parts. But your company’s actions have a big impact on whether drivers choose to work for your company — and whether they choose to stick around.  Why First Impressions Matter in Hiring Let’s face it: Hiring can be a “dog-eat-dog” process in trucking. That’s due in part to the volatility of employment in the industry, where drivers can uproot from an existing employer and flip to a new one seemingly in an…


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Disrupting Turnover: How to Identify Your “At-Risk” Drivers

When it comes to employee turnover, you could say that the trucking industry has been ahead of the game. While many other industries are now seeing employees leave their current jobs for new ones as part of a “workplace reshuffle” of sorts, worker fluctuation in the trucking industry has long been the norm. There’s an old saying that drivers can be happy on a Monday, have an issue pop up on a Tuesday, and move on to a new employer by Friday. You’re likely acutely aware of this unfortunate…


A User’s Guide to Getting a Feedback Program Up & Running

You’ve decided to implement a feedback program for your team of professional drivers. Congratulations! That decision can have a big impact on keeping your employees satisfied during a time of high workforce turnover. But what’s your next step? When you implement a new process or procedure, it’s important to be thoughtful about putting it into place. Missteps can lead to a longer than necessary ramp-up period, or cause the program to fall totally flat. That’s why we recommend that companies…


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Heroes of the Hound: Stevens Trucking

WorkHound Customer Q&A It may seem like everywhere you turn these days, you see a reference to workplace culture. It can sometimes seem like simply a buzzword. But when it’s built out correctly within a workplace, a strong company culture can be a difference-maker. That’s the case for Stevens Trucking. Established in 1979 in Oklahoma, the company, which specializes in oilfield and dry freight, now operates more than 1,500 trailers and more than 300 tractors across the 48 contiguous states.…


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How Employee Feedback Can Help Uncover Gaps in Training

Despite a company’s best efforts to create a comprehensive onboarding and training program, there will always be something that’s left out or undertrained. And often, these gaps in knowledge can be disruptive and even dangerous, both to the employee and to overall operations. But by maintaining a driver feedback program and coaching employees on how to use that feedback program during onboarding, companies can help mitigate some of these issues. Employees who feel empowered to ask questions and…


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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…