Reason # 1:
To Operate as Efficiently and as Lean as Possible
CDL driver staffing companies can provide qualified workers for daily, seasonal, or cyclical assignments in a timely manner. This routine approach to staffing is inherently more efficient than the traditional approach of advertising for a position, wading through stacks of resumes, interviewing, running background checks, then waiting for a week or two for a new hire to start.
In addition, with the utilization of staffing, HR professionals don't have to worry about the cumbersome process of setting up payroll and benefits for new workers, and assignments can be terminated at any time.
The use of temporary or contract employees to smooth out labor needs has grown substantially. Firms increasingly hire temporary help when they are busiest and then cut back when demand falls.
In addition, more and more companies are outsourcing a variety of their HR functions in an effort to operate as lean as possible.
Whether the need is to outsource only the comprehensive background verification process, the entire recruiting process, or the entire payrolling of employees, Driving Ambition is able to offer a variety of services to allow our customers the ability to operate as efficiently and as lean as possible.
Temp-to-Hire: The Ultimate Job Interview
The staffing concept of Temporary-to-Hire, or Temp-to-Hire, is a popular and sound business strategy with companies who utilize flexible staffing. Better than just an in-person interview, this Temp-to-Hire option allows an employer the opportunity to observe a prospective driver's job performance firsthand, offering the most insight into whether they are a fit for the job. This arrangement ensures a driver is a match for the company before an employment offer is extended, making it the ultimate job interview.
For drivers, temporary assignments provide them with an opportunity to gain exposure to a variety of work environments and showcase their skills. In the process, they also can determine their own level of interest in a company and potentially secure a permanent position.
Companies that take advantage of this arrangement are able to minimize their losses in productivity and operate more efficiently.
Driving Ambition makes this process extremely easy. Because Driving Ambition is constantly recruiting, screening, and qualifying CDL drivers against our strict hiring criteria, we can offer quality CDL drivers who best match your ideal profile. We can even set up personal interviews with a handful of drivers so you can select the best possible candidate.
*Three quarters of business clients say the quality of employees recruited from staffing firms is the same or better than the quality of their regular employees (Source: American Staffing Association, Fact Sheet, The U.S. Staffing Industry: Offering America's Businesses Work Force Flexibility and Access to Talent)
To Keep Consistent Service to your Clients
In this economic environment, it's critical to continually meet your customers' needs with the best service you can provide.
With personnel, expected and unexpected downtime is inevitable. When those times occur, Driving Ambition is just a phone call away. With the largest pool of qualified CDL drivers in the Midwest, we're often able to help, even in those last-minute, unexpected situations.
We're able to help you when your driver:
- calls off
- takes a vacation
- is injured
Driving Ambition can also provide seasonal drivers or short-term drivers during a busy period.
Driving Ambition makes this process extremely easy.
We encourage you to get an agreement in place with Driving Ambition, so, should that need arise when you least expect it, we've got you covered!
To Upgrade or "Topgrade" Existing Driver Personnel
Every company can classify their existing driver personnel into three groups:
High Performers, Adequate Performers, and Low Performers.
A critical management mistake involves the failure to replace low performers - the ones that cause the biggest problems and keep you awake at night. In many cases, although the low performer doesn't meet your "ideal" criteria, the hassle of replacing them can seem more of a burden than just putting up with them. THAT'S WHERE WE CAN HELP!
Because Driving Ambition is constantly recruiting, screening, and qualifying CDL drivers against our strict hiring criteria, we can offer quality CDL drivers who match your ideal profile so you are easily able to replace any low performing company drivers.
Driving Ambition makes this process extremely easy. We can even set up personal interviews with a handful of drivers so you can select the best possible candidate. To request more information to determine if Driving Ambition is a fit for you, visit the Contact Us page on Driving Ambition's website by clicking here.
Reason # 5:
To Meet a Sudden Increase or "Spike" in Business
For the past couple years, most companies have had to cut costs in every possible area. As a result, when a sudden increase or "spike" in business comes along, as it has recently with many of our customers, they are hard-pressed to meet that immediate demand since their resources are limited due to their need to operate as lean as possible. In addition, there's no guarantee that the "spike" in business will remain for an extended period of time.
Using a CDL driver staffing company will allow for the flexibility required during this period without the added burden of recruiting time and cost, benefit costs, workers' comp exposure, and unemployment claims. Of course, if the increase in business continues and it's clear that an additional permanent employee is required, it makes sense to consider hiring the driver who's been supplied by a CDL driver staffing company since he/she has been on the job during that interim period and has performed all the necessary functions of the position.
Driving Ambition makes that entire process extremely easy. On top of that, there's no charge to hire the driver once the driver has completed a short probationary period (approximately 90 days). To request more information to determine if Driving Ambition is a fit for you, visit the Contact Us page on Driving Ambition's website by clicking here.
If you are considering using a staffing company for CDL drivers, it is highly recommended that you work with a company that specializes in that particular niche of the staffing industry. Most staffing companies who are broad in scope do not have the necessary experience or DOT & FMCSA knowledge to properly qualify CDL drivers and maintain a DOT qualification file in compliance with federal rules and regulations.