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It's the middle of 2022, and the shipping industry is booming as expected.
E-commerce has continued to grow at an alarming rate, and there is a constant demand for goods to be delivered faster and more efficiently.
Unfortunately, the shipping industry is challenged by a massive shortage of CDL drivers, as companies scramble to find qualified individuals to put in to their seats.
Most trucking companies are on a constant search for qualified CDL drivers to fill open positions, and this trend is only expected to continue in the year's second half.
While the process of recruiting and hiring CDL drivers can be pretty challenging, there are a few steps that companies can take to make the process much easier.
How can you make the driver recruiting process simple and efficient?
Here are five tips to help make driver recruiting simple in 2022:
Today, dedicated CDL driver recruting software can help streamline the recruiting process. This software can automate many of the repetitive tasks associated with driver recruiting, such as posting job ads and screening candidates and applications. It can help save much time and make the process much more efficient.
Develop a Strong Recruiting Team
It's essential to have a team of experienced and talented recruiters working on your driver recruiting efforts. This team should be able to quickly identify qualified candidates and efficiently move them through the hiring process.
Optimize your recruiting process for both drivers and recruiters
Make sure your process is as streamlined and efficient as possible. Dedicated recruiting technology can help with this by automating and simplifying many of the recruiting tasks. It streamlines communication and will save time and money while also making it more likely that you'll find the best candidates.
Build a Strong Brand
A strong company brand can attract CDL drivers to your company. Make sure your company is known for being a great workplace, and you'll find it easier to attract top talent. When competition is fierce, a strong reputation can be the difference between getting a candidate's attention and not.
Offer Competitive Compensation and Benefits
CDL Drivers are in demand and they know it so they’re looking for companies that offer competitive pay and benefits that reflect that demand. Make sure your company is offering salaries and benefits that are competitive with other companies in your industry. In the current competitive market, you may need to offer some incentives to attract drivers.
Make the Application Process Easy
The application process should be simple and straightforward. Drivers should be able to apply for positions online via mobile devices easily. Once an application is submitted, it should be easy to track and manage. Otherwise, you risk losing good candidates who get frustrated with a complicated process.
Technology has drastically changed the way we recruit today. By utilizing technology and making a few simple changes to your process, you can make the CDL driver recruiting much simpler and more efficient in 2022.
With some planning and effort, you can find the best CDL drivers for your fleet and keep your trucking business moving forward.