Trucking HR Canada
Plan for benefits in driver recruiting, retention
TORONTO, Ont. -- Driver recruiting efforts often focus on factors like the core pay per mile, load or hour. But another form of compensation – in the form of benefits plans designed to be there in a driver’s time of need – has its own role to play in recruiting and retention alike.
Kindersley lauded for commitment to diversity
SASKATOON, Sask. – Kindersley Transport says recognition for its employment equity and diversity program is a humbling experience. The group was one of 18 recognized last Fall with an inaugural Employment Equity Achievement Award (EEAA) from the Government of Canada. The EEAA is awarded to companies that are subject to the federal Employment Equity Act, who have implemented programs to help create more diverse workplaces.
Living in the Aftermath: Struggling with PTSD after a collision
TORONTO, Ont. -- Normand Lavoie begins his day much like he used to when he was driving. He gets up before 7 a.m., has breakfast, checks in with his supervisor, and then heads to work. The job gives him a chance to use skills he developed years ago -- and helps keep his mind off other things as he serves a three-year prison sentence.
Splinter reflects on cancer, HR challenges
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Angela Splinter, the chief executive officer of Trucking HR Canada, didn’t begin by talking about cancer. When she took to the podium of the organization’s annual Women with Drive leadership summit, she focused specifically on human resources challenges. The labor shortage in trucking is real, she said, referring to an intensifying capacity crunch. “There is a limited supply of quality talent available.” But where 48% of Canada’s workforce includes women, they represent around 3% of drivers and technicians.
Panelists for Women with Drive 2018 unveiled
TORONTO, ON - Packed with powerful women, the line-up at the fourth annual Women with Drive Leadership Summit, hosted by Trucking HR Canada, will focus on the recruitment and retention of women in the trucking industry. Executive Director of Catalyst Canada, Tanya van Biesen will give a State of Women in Business address, as the March summit's keynote speaker. Catalyst is a nonprofit working with organizations to accelerate progress for women in boardrooms across the country. van Biesen brings more than two decades of corporate leadership and diversity experience to the discussion.
Recruitment the focus of Women with Drive summit
TORONTO, ON - Recruitment and retention will be the topic of discussion at Trucking HR Canada's fourth annual Women with Drive summit being held March 1, 2018 in Toronto. The panel discussion will focus on company branding on multiple platforms and how that can influence or help companies attract employees. Called "Outside in" the panel will feature experts from the social media platform Linkedin, and the employment website Workopolis. The panel will talk about attracting women and other under-represented groups to the trucking industry.