Trucking HR Canada has developed an interactive succession planning tool for fleet managers who want to ensure they always have the right people in the right job.
The Succession Action Plan is now available (click here) for an introductory price of $60 + HST. It guides users through all four steps of an effective succession planning process – setting priorities, reviewing a company’s “bench strength”, addressing gaps in skill sets, and monitoring succession planning efforts.
As an added bonus, every user will also receive free reference material from Your Guide to Human Resources manuals, addressing how to transfer knowledge in the workplace, and how to build a business case for sound human resources practices.
“More than 600 fleet managers have already used our free online HR Circle Check to identify strengths and gaps in their existing human resources practices. We found that succession planning was a recurring need,” said Trucking HR Canada CEO Angela Splinter. “Fleets which enhance the skills of existing employees will always be better prepared to address future opportunities, and help to retain the skilled personnel who are vital to their success.”
While the growing need for skilled drivers has been identified by the Canadian Trucking Alliance’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Driver Shortage, as well as a report by the Conference Board of Canada, the challenge of attracting and retaining skilled employees affects every role in the workplace, Splinter added.