In 2021, America’s bus driver shortage became front-page news, but this isn’t surprising to anyone who’s been paying attention. Bus transportation had been on a hiring decline for the last 15 years. It’s always been an overtime-reliant job. The reality is, the shortage will get much worse over the next few years. ❌Transit agencies will reduce service ❌Drivers will be let go due to workforce reductions I work with transit agencies, HR departments, and recruiters to avoid this. I understand, firsthand how complicated driver hiring could be. You’re either limited to: ❌Poaching someone from somewhere else ❌ Ask retiree’s to come back….(again) NEITHER ARE THE LONG-TERM SOLUTION OR ANSWER TO THE PROBLEM. The answer is influencing prospective Millenials and Generation Z’ers to view driving public transit as a platform, not a 30-year job. ????????I use relationship marketing to recruit younger people who aren’t in the transportation industry and- ✅ Train them on the In’s and out’s of driving public transportation ✅ Help them secure any required permit or endorsements ✅ Coach them to have a successful and longstanding transportation career ✅ Mentor them as they transition into full-time or part drivers for my client. ????????In short: I work with them over the course of a month or two to ensure they have all the tools and knowledge to have a successful transportation career, not just drive a bus. This approach has been proven to drive hiring and retention up. ????????Younger candidates, slated to be transportation professionals. ❌Not just bus drivers ????????The Bus is a career stop, not a destination. To schedule a call and find out how I could help you, schedule a meeting or call with me here
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