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Why Building the Right Team Matters

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…


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CCJ Commentary: Safety not just a data point; it’s a feeling

The following blog was written by WorkHound CEO, Max Farrell, and published recently on CCJ.com in CCJ Commentary.  In the trucking industry as a whole, data is the focus. Telematics can tell us where our trucks are, how fast they’re going, whether or not a driver is wearing a seatbelt, and so much more. Because of the ways in which this information can be utilized — to minimize the possibility of accidents, to earn a better overall reputation, and to lower skyrocketing insurance rates, to name…


Q2 Product Recap

Q2 2020 // Product Release Recap

As the WorkHound team entered lockdown with the rest of the world, the product team checked off some pretty important updates for the customer experience and we'll dive into those changes in this product release recap. Q2 product feature updates expanded on big updates in Q1, like the new activity page as well as the addition of the new themes “praise” and “covid” to help customers stay on top of positive feedback and feedback related to the impact of the global pandemic. Q1 also brought on…


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Examining Driver Feedback Trends: A Look at Equipment

Earlier this year, we unveiled a report about driver feedback trends from professional drivers across the board during 2019. It provided an insightful look at what drivers need and want. But 2020, of course, has brought many changes. The COVID-19 pandemic, an unsteady economy, and shortages of many essential items have had a significant impact on everyday life and work for truck drivers. In many cases, that’s changed their focus — and their feedback now is a bit more targeted and specific to…


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Are Trucking Industry Changes Here for the Long Haul?

Everything is changing. It's an important question: ARE trucking industry changes here for the long haul? As the world is different now than it was three months ago, we're looking ahead to understand how the trucking industry will continue to change. WorkHound invited trucking industry innovators to share how they're tackling these uncertain times head-on. Today we’re sharing the answers to some of the top questions from the webinar. To watch the full webinar click here. It’s a broad…


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Why Mental Health for Essential Workers Matters

The risk of experiencing mental illness as an essential worker is high — leaving many workers debilitated, unsafe while operating equipment, burnt out, or with suicidal tendencies. If left untreated, mental illness can pose significant threats to more parties than just the worker. Other workers, customers, clients, the machinery, and even the product are at risk as well. The damage in these circumstances is astronomical for everyone involved. But these aren't the only reasons why mental health…


The Overnight Switch to Working from Home

As most of the country is working from home, there's a lot of talk about how to have the most productive days at home. And thanks to thought leaders who've cracked their code on what working from home looks like for them, you can find lots of great advice out there about what to do before you leave your bedroom, when to wake-up, even when to put pants on.  But here’s the thing, for most business leaders and managers, working from home didn’t happen overnight. Preparation was key. They were able…


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Take Control of Your Online Identity

Last week, WorkHound and HireRight co-hosted a webinar about taking control of your online identity. You can access the webinar here. Online Review Outlets are easy to access and free. Workers can log on instantly to share a recent episode or to “warn” others about their employer or a previous employer. The comments are raw and unfiltered. When a driver moves on, they have the opportunity to publicly unleash dirty laundry on Glassdoor and Indeed and Twitter and Google reviews.  But managing…


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Why Do We Ask One Question?

In case you haven’t heard, we only ask one question. And there’s a significant reason for that. We learned long ago that sticking with a simple, open-ended question elicits feedback about a variety of topics. That means that you’re truly understanding what’s on the mind of each of your drivers, not simply what’s on their mind about a specific topic.  When it comes to hiring and retention, that type of feedback offers tremendous benefit — helping you solve situations and concerns for individual…


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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.…