As we all know, the trucker shortage is growing by the day, and it’s impacting all parts of the industry. But it’s not just drivers and technicians who are proving hard to find; it’s becoming harder to fill other roles across the industry as well.
The key is working out how to attract millennials to the workplace. But for this to work, employers need to set out clear career paths for new recruits. This will help them understand how they can progress within an organisation.
Whereas Baby Boomers and Generation Xers felt that hard work and dedication was all they needed to move up in a business, millennials want proof that employers have given some thought to their position within a company. If there is no clear pathway, they will look for employment elsewhere.
From a fleet owner’s perspective, creating career paths also has the benefit of continuing the viability of the business. Unless people are trained to take over management roles in the future, there will be no one in place to take the reins when the time comes.
Let’s hope managers take note.