GPS Tracking and Reporting Can Help Fleet Managers Increase Employee Retention.
Fleet managers usually have a challenging job to begin with and the past two years of have only added to their levels of stress.
In addition to rising fuel costs, ELD mandates, logistical nightmares and more, fleet managers now have to content with another difficulty in retaining drivers in labor markets that are poised to favor workers for the foreseeable and extended future.
For an industry that sees annualized turnover as high as 70% in some sectors and even 90%+ in others, it is more important than ever to compete for and retain talented drivers.
The bad news is that high turnover leads to increased costs and lowered efficiencies, but these can be remedied.
On the other hand, the good news is that GPS tracking devices can actually help address and provide support to the 3 keys areas employees say they value in an employer and would help them consider working for them.
In fact, according to a recent blog post by our telematics provider partner Geotab, there are 3 key areas companies need to focus on to retain drivers, and GPS tracking can help with all of them.
Empower Professional Growth – Almost 60% of millennials report that the opportunity to learn and grow in a position is a key factor in deciding on a position. GPS tracking devices like Geotab’s offerings can provide in-cab coaching and driver data logging. This is turn can provide feedback and support to employees looking to actively grow.
Strengthen Company Values – GPS tracking devices can provide a number of features that help care for and literally protect vehicle drivers. All companies will say that they care for their employees, but there is a difference between saying you care and actually providing the tools to do so.
Prioritizing The Driver – GPS tracking can provide a number of ways to increase the driver experience during routes. Getting employees home sooner and safer goes a long way towards keeping them driving for you and not looking for another job.
We are here to help you manage you fleet, but we are also here to help you with the drivers who take the wheel each day. If you would like to learn about how we can help you get started with GPS tracking devices, click on this link to start the complementary free quote process.