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NRMCA 2007 Developing Industry Leaders Driver Recruitment and Retention La Jolla, CA March 18 – 21, 2007 Developing Industry Leaders Group Members Darryl Keiser, New Holland Concrete Brad McMahon, Transit Mix Concrete David Semones, Lafarge North America Matt Smith, Smith’s Ready Mix

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nrmca 2007 developing industry leaders driver recruitment and retention

NRMCA 2007 Developing Industry LeadersDriver Recruitment and Retention

La Jolla, CA

March 18 – 21, 2007

developing industry leaders group members
Developing Industry Leaders Group Members
  • Darryl Keiser, New Holland Concrete
  • Brad McMahon, Transit Mix Concrete
  • David Semones, Lafarge North America
  • Matt Smith, Smith’s Ready Mix
  • Leif Yderstad, Lafarge North America
  • Tom Zais, Texas Industries (TXI)
2006 dil driver recruitment and retention summary
2006 DIL Driver Recruitment and Retention Summary
  • Driver Recruitment and Retention Survey Distributed Through NRMCA
  • Results of Survey - Factors Impacting Recruitment & Retention:
    • Labor Pool
    • Hours of Operation
    • Compensation & Benefits
2006 dil driver recruitment and retention summary cont
2006 DIL Driver Recruitment and Retention Summary (cont.)
  • DRR Task Groups
    • Objective – Develop strategies to solve Driver Recruitment and Retention Issues
    • Recruitment Strategies
    • Improve Image of Industry through Communication
    • Customizable Material to Promote Industry
    • Conduct Labor Pool Market Research
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2006 DIL Driver Recruitment and Retention Summary (cont.)
  • DRR Task Groups
    • Retention Strategies
    • Comparative Compensation Statistics
    • Develop Front Line Supervisor Training
    • Promote Industry Image
2007 dil group objective
2007 DIL Group Objective
  • Conduct Market Research to Identify Comparative Compensation Statistics
  • Identify Benefits Most Important to Drivers
  • Understand Why Drivers Leave the Industry
  • Provide Best Practice Recommendation
2006 nrmca national mixer driver championship driver survey
2006 NRMCA National Mixer Driver Championship – Driver Survey
  • 27 Drivers Participated in Job Satisfaction Survey
  • Championship Driver Demographics
    • Average years with company was 11. 2 years
    • Average years driving mixer 13.1 years
    • Driver championship competitors represented 16 states. The biggest US concrete producer states, CA, FL, and TX (~ 25% US annual capacity), represented 31% of the driver championship participants.
    • The sample pool of drivers is not a valid data set for comparison against mixer drivers in the industry-at-large.
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2006 NRMCA National Mixer Driver Championship – Driver Survey
  • Goal of Survey: Ascertain Positive and Negative Aspects of Job
  • Top 5 Job Satisfaction Factors ranked in order:
  • Relationships with co-workers
  • Condition of equipment
  • Company Reputation
  • Company emphasis on Safety
  • Company valuing diversity
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2006 NRMCA National Mixer Driver Championship – Driver Survey
  • Top 5 Least Satisfying Job Factors ranked in order:
  • Management lack of involving drivers in company improvement
  • Disciplinary Actions by Supervisors
  • Supervisor hiring – interviewing – driver selection process
  • Management lack of recognition for a job well done
  • Management not encouraging drivers to share ideas or feed back.
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2006 NRMCA National Mixer Driver Championship – Driver Survey
  • Top 5 Reasons Drivers Quit Their Job
  • Work Hours
  • Pay / Compensation
  • Supervision / Management
  • Job Duties
  • Lack of Respect or Recognition
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2006 NRMCA National Mixer Driver Championship – Driver Survey
  • Condition of Equipment Highlight
    • Driver personal connection to their truck and sense of personal ownership
    • Management policies that respect the sense of personal ownership
    • Drivers should be dispatched by name not truck number
best management practices wages and benefits
Best Management PracticesWages and Benefits
  • The Ready-Mix Industry appears to be relatively competitive with respect to wages and benefits across all trucking industry segments. Areas of key importance:
    • Financial Security and Retirement Programs
      • Consider 401(k), IRA, or a Profit Share vesting
    • Performance Rewards
      • Consider performance pay programs to equitably reward top performers and tenured employees
    • Hours of Service
      • Clearly identify expectations of position in hiring process and continually reinforce the importance of scheduling flexibility in communication program
    • Consistency
      • Exercise consistent wage treatment between locations of all employees
frontline management training
Frontline Management Training
  • The Changing role of a Supervisor
  • Transitioning from Employee to Supervisor
  • Skills needed to be an effective Supervisor
  • Developing others – Building a team
  • Progressive Discipline
  • Recognition of a Job Well Done
  • NRMCA will Launch a Front Line Supervision Workshop this Fall
best management practices consistent personnel management weaknesses
Best Management PracticesConsistent Personnel Management Weaknesses
  • Areas for improvement:
    • Establish consistent communication pipeline with drivers
    • Emphasize front-line management and daily contact with supervisors
    • Publicly recognize and reinforce positive behaviors
    • Continually educate front-line personnel on executive vision and strategic initiatives
best management practices communication enhancement
Best Management PracticesCommunication Enhancement
  • Monthly Employee Newsletter
    • Establishes a consistent communication pipeline with drivers
    • Presents opportunity to publicly recognize and reinforce positive behaviors and organizational successes
    • Should include photos of personnel, events and activities that represent the spirit of the organization
    • Should include personal executive updates on goals, initiatives and strategic vision for the organization
best management practices feedback establishment
Best Management PracticesFeedback Establishment
  • Execute an annual employee survey (sample survey in appendix)
    • Should be anonymous
    • Investigate employee perceptions on organizational and management strengths and weaknesses opposed to an evaluation of employee satisfaction
    • A survey specialist should be engaged to assure collection of valuable information
  • 2 NRMCA Committees (Operational, Environmental, and Safety as well as Educational Activities Committees) have recommended for the NRMCA to conduct a national mixer driver survey
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Best Management PracticesFeedback Establishment
  • Implement employee suggestion/comment mechanism
    • Provide suggestion boxes and comment cards at each plant or truck base location
    • Consistently respond to suggestions through newsletter or posted memorandums at each plant or truck base location
    • Management should acknowledge all suggestions and respond appropriately by taking action or explaining a lack of action
  • Publicly post organizational initiatives and progress reports
    • Should include overall organizational performance
    • Declaration of organizational goals and monthly progress
best management practices advancement and training opportunities
Best Management PracticesAdvancement and Training Opportunities
  • Concrete Delivery Professional Program
    • NRMCA Program to enhance prestige and professional recognition
  • Driver Trainers/Mentor Drivers
    • Provide supervisory experience and establish personal connection with other drivers. Facilitates sharing of best practices.
  • Concrete Technologist Certification
    • Enhances QC and offers new career paths to drivers
summary
Summary

The wages and benefits offered by most R/M companies are relatively competitive with other trucking organizations. Most trucking companies fail, however, in fundamental personnel management practices. Driver Retention can most significantly benefit from the implementation of sound personnel management practices and the establishment of clear lines of communication with each employee. Several BMPs have been identified through the course of our research and continued identification of programs should be encouraged to differentiate the R/M industry from other trucking segments.