Growing – and Maintaining – a Forklift Department
THE CHALLENGE. A Houston-based manufacturer was having difficulty finding qualified forklift drivers for their busy peak season. Adding to the challenge, turnover rates were also on the rise.
THE ACTION PLAN. Upon learning more about the company and their challenges, Pro Staff created a custom hiring solution:
- Implement an extensive prescreening and orientation program
- Check in on first day assignments to offer additional coaching and guidance for candidates
- Meet with the client weekly to create more visibility and proactively address any concerns
- Cultivate relationships with supervisors and leads on all three shifts
THE RESULT. Pro Staff helped reduce turnover and fill a number of their positions with qualified people, including growing – and maintaining – the forklift group with 50 additional drivers. Pro Staff is now assisting seven departments within the company to find qualified talent.