Driving Force, a taskforce created by ABA’s Women in Buses Council to help address the driver shortage issue in the motorcoach industry, has released a Recruitment & Retention Toolkit to help motorcoach companies – small and large – attract and retain their most important asset: drivers.
“Even before the COVID pandemic shut down the industry last year, many companies were turning away jobs because they had a driver shortage,” said Erin Ducharme, ABA’s Women in Buses Chair and Finance director at Bloom Tour & Charter Services in Taunton, Mass. “Driving Force was created to help the entire industry and companies of all sizes to attract and retain drivers. This is an amazing industry and those who do drive will tell you there is no other job that allows you to see the country like this job. We wanted to share the joy of working for this industry with those who may be looking for a new career and help companies who don’t have an HR person still recruit great employees.”
The Toolkit is broken into two sections:
Creating a Hiring Video
Crafting a Job Listing
Using Your Website
Posting Jobs on Social Media
Listing on Hiring Websites
Targeting New Segments
Getting the Word Out
Orientation and Onboarding
Develop an Employee Communication Plan
Provide Performance Feedback
Measure, Analyze, React & Repeat
About Driving Force:
Created by the ABA's Women in Buses Council, Driving Force is a program designed to tackle the nationwide driver shortage by providing industry operators tips and tools to recruit and retain their most valuable asset: Drivers. Watch this webinar to learn more.