Do you have what it takes to be one of the top workplaces in Canada’s trucking industry? Applications are now open for Trucking HR Canada’s 4th annual Top Fleet Employers program, which recognizes fleets who demonstrate a commitment to going above and beyond in their human resources practices.
Applications and online submissions will be accepted at www.truckinghr.com until close of business on January 31, 2017.
The Top Fleet Employers program is open to any Canadian fleet, and recognizes fleets that meet Trucking HR Canada’s standards of excellence in human resources for the trucking industry. There is no limit to the number or size of fleets which can be honoured.
The Top Fleet Employers program rates workplaces on recruitment and retention initiatives, compensation, lifestyle, employee engagement and communications, health and wellness, and professional development. In addition to the online application and document submission, the process also involves employee surveys and follow-up interviews where required. Selection criteria reflect human resources issues, trends and working environments seen in the Canadian trucking industry, and have been validated by a panel of industry experts and a Certified Human Resources Professional.
“Top Fleet Employers recognizes trucking workplaces that embrace best practices in human resources. In addition to supporting their own recruitment, retention and marketing efforts, participating fleets are helping to raise the profile of the trucking industry as a great place to work,” says Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “This is becoming increasingly important for an industry looking to attract the skilled labour it needs.”
Thirty-nine fleets were recognized in the 3rd annual program; the following video was presented at the 2016 Gala Awards Dinner this past October, and features recognized fleets highlighting the reasons why they chose to participate in the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YIJz7X6VwU.
You can also check out the popular “Drive to Excellence” annual report, which offers practical examples and tips that all employers in the industry can learn from. They cover ever-improving health and wellness programs that include a focus on mental health; several initiatives focused on the recruitment and retention of women, youth, and Indigenous peoples; a focus on effective communication and respect; and flexible work arrangements that support the retention of mature drivers.
For more information on the Top Fleet Employers program, and to access the online application visit www.truckinghr.com.