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Angela Splinter

Angela Splinter
Angela Splinter leads Trucking HR Canada, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the human resources challenges and opportunities in the trucking and logistics sector. Angela is a frequent speaker at industry events sharing innovative HR best practices, trends and insights. As a respected leader in HR, Trucking HR Canada works with various associations, government departments and industry professionals to ensure employers have the skilled workforce needed for today and in the future. Feel free to learn more at truckinghr.com, subscribe to our newsletter and follow us @TruckingHR for the latest tips, practical resources and more. You can follow Angela directly at @AngSplinter. And we can be reached by e-mail: info@truckinghr.com.
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    Mental health matters

    September 17, 2018 by Angela Splinter

    In any given week, 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to a mental health issue. Depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health conditions are increasingly responsible for disability claims and account for more than $6 billion in lost

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    Views from Whistler

    June 12, 2018 by Angela Splinter

    What a pleasure it was to attend the BCTA Annual Conference and AGM this past weekend in Whistler. I was able to connect with friends and colleagues, and meet some new ones, all while taking in some great speakers and

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    Showcasing all that is trucking

    April 16, 2018 by Angela Splinter

    If you’re recruiting at Truck World, go in with a message and a plan

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    Diversity is a competitive advantage

    February 22, 2018 by Angela Splinter

    Attracting, developing, and retaining talent is a competitive advantage in the trucking industry. Successful fleets know that a capable and content workforce improves productivity, client relations, and more. As the talent pool in Canada becomes increasingly diverse, HR strategies need

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    You’re fired!

    June 12, 2017 by Angela Splinter

      You’re fired: Not the words any employee wants to hear, and not the words any supervisor wants to deliver (except for Donald Trump perhaps). The reality, however, is that even the best places to work have to be ready

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    Giving is good

    May 16, 2017 by Angela Splinter

    Everyone likes being a part of something good. At Trucking HR Canada, we focus a lot on the importance of workplace culture—the core values, practices, and attitudes unique to your organization that help make it an enjoyable and positive place

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    Some things never change

    May 2, 2017 by Angela Splinter

    The trucking industry is always changing, and the real leaders in this industry are the ones who can be innovative, adaptable, educated, and focused while guiding their people through change at the same time. Today, new technology—specifically automation and the

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    United we learn

    April 17, 2017 by Angela Splinter

    The last thing any company wants, or can afford, is a PR nightmare. Just ask United Airlines. You’ve no doubt seen video of the United passenger being dragged up the aisle by police after he was randomly selected to give

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    Why mentorship matters

    April 4, 2017 by Angela Splinter

    The concept of mentorship is not new. It is how age-old artisanal crafts and skills have been passed on through generations; it is the heart of the apprenticeship learning model; and it is cited most often by successful people as

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    Competitive compensation: 3 tips to get started

    March 21, 2017 by Angela Splinter

    Everyone wants to be paid well and fairly. And trucking employers want to be competitive. This should be simple math, resulting in competitive compensation all around. In reality, it’s not that easy. In trucking, pay and benefits go well beyond

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    Views from the summit

    March 7, 2017 by Angela Splinter

      March 8 is International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate the many remarkable achievements by women and to recognize the all too many challenges still ahead. That Trucking HR Canada’s Women with Drive Leadership Summit is held around this

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    Why all fleets need an HR lead 

    February 27, 2017 by Angela Splinter

    In the past, trucking companies figured that human resources (HR) was mostly about paying people on time, keeping track of who was working when, and dealing with basic administrative matters. That just doesn’t fly today. HR involves recruitment, retention, compensation,

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    Women in the Workforce: Trump, Trudeau and Trucking

    February 13, 2017 by Angela Splinter

    President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau certainly have a lot of important issues to talk about during their first meeting. So I was pleasantly surprised, and encouraged, to read that one of the highlights is a roundtable with women business

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    Those missing millennials

    January 31, 2017 by Angela Splinter

    Millennials, or those aged 18 to 35, are the largest cohort in Canada’s workforce. Yet they represent a very small percentage of the trucking workforce. Ten years ago, 18% of our drivers were 25 to 34 years old. Five years

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