by Isabelle Hétu
Originally published: May 30, 2017
In an industry that runs 24/7, it may be hard to imagine flexible work options that make sense. These arrangements can include a variety of options, from compressed workweeks to part-time hours, load sharing, job sharing, and more.
However, all of these scenarios exist in trucking and logistics and, in terms of recruiting and retention, the positive impact shouldn’t be ignored. According to Trucking HR Canada’s survey on youth in the industry:
• 59% of surveyed employees 18-35 years old say flexible work is a priority
• 62% of surveyed drivers 35 or older say the lack of flexibility is a challenge to them staying in the industry
• 75% of all surveyed drivers plan on leaving the industry within the next 5 years and cited lack of flexibility as one of the key factors