LANGLEY, B.C. — Learning how to recruit and retain drivers is an ongoing challenge for the trucking industry.
In February, the B.C. Trucking Association and the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council sponsored their first human resources seminar in this province, which attracted about 22 participants.
The program was designed specifically for the trucking industry, and it emphasized utilizing an effective recruitment program that aims to avoid a high turnover rate. The seminar also discussed a screening program, a first-step in choosing a candidate that is suitable for the job, and an HR tracking program, a record of applicants for future employment potential. The interactive program also took advantage of participants own innovative HR strategies.
As a result of positive response from this initial seminar, the BCTA and the CTHRC are once again offering a three-hour “Human Resources Essentials” seminar on effective recruitment and retention strategies on Tuesday, Apr. 22, at the BCTA classroom in Langley. Participants will receive a copy of the CTHRC book entitled: Your Guide to Human Resources, as well as an accompanying CD of customizable HR forms.
The deadline for registration is Tuesday, Apr. 15. For more information and a course application form, refer to: http://www.bctrucking.com/regForm.php?rid=207
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