OTTAWA, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada’s Women with Drive initiative has rolled out an industry survey that is looking for information on the role mentorship can play in supporting women in the trucking industry.
Last summer, Trucking HR Canada conducted surveys with women working in the trucking industry to identify challenges they faced. Women who replied recommended targeted mentoring as one of the top things employers could offer when looking to hire more women.
Last year’s survey results informed the development of a three-year action plan for Trucking HR Canada’s National Women with Drive Advisory Committee. Now, the organization is looking to identifying a model for mentorship that will support women in the industry.
“Mentorship is a proven practice in the area of employee retention. As we work to better support women in the trucking industry, we are exploring different mentorship models. Industry input is critical if we are to identify a practical and effective model,” said Angela Splinter, CEO, Trucking HR Canada.
The survey only takes 20 minutes to complete and asks for input on what mentorship strategies would work best.