Today something happened. It is the same thing that happens to recruiters everywhere…

Today something happened. It is the same thing that happens to recruiters everywhere…

Today something happened. It is the same thing that happens to recruiters everywhere…

 

Monday morning orientation and a driver no-shows. Whenever this happens, I am rarely surprised to discover which candidate was the no-show. Here are some of the red flags that always seem to be present for these candidates:

• Candidate seems confused as to who I am each time I reach out.

• Driver has a habit of reaching out last minute with ‘personal issues’ that require him/her to reschedule orientation more than once.

• Driver is difficult to reach throughout the hiring process.

 

The great news is that we CAN weed out these candidates out during the hiring process! Here are some tips I use to prevent no-shows for orientation:

• Set clear expectations for the hiring process in your first communication.

• Ask all drivers scheduled for orientation to reach out to you the day before they are set to travel. DO NOT CALL THEM! A driver who does not call does not go on the orientation list.

• Do not rush a candidate through the hiring process. Take the time required to ensure you have connected with the driver and that your true interest is hiring a long-term candidate versus filling an available seat.