Recruiting Women?

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Shawn J.'s Comment
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I'm not advertising or recruiting, but I am a recruiter, and I was wondering if anyone has any pointers on bringing in more females to this occupation? I really want to focus my teams' efforts on bringing in women. Any pointers?? Thanks everyone!!

Little Debby 's Comment
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If your company doesn't have strength tests where the applicant has to lift 100 lbs or even 75 lbs, you should tout that to the women. Also, if you want to advocate for safety equality and consideration for your smaller/weaker employees you should offer things like 43" pull hooks for the 5th wheel pin, long cheater bars for binders, automatic in cab side mirror adjusters, for example. Do your trucks' front bumpers have a welded step or a cutout hole for stepping on to pull the hood? A woman will want that. Show that you want your women to work smarter not harder. Hope this helps.

Monica C.'s Comment
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Well Shawn, first make sure you have appropriate trainers avaliable second as a woman who just went looking for the right company and school for myself, negatives were being told things such as and I quote " Oh you live in MT well you have to move to another state and get a different licence but we really want you", " Well we really want you but we don't have a lady trainer avaliable for two to three months so go work for... and then come see us"

In addition ditto on making truck as user friendly for the little people, such as five foot me!!!

Other than that we just want to make a living just like any new recruit so be as truthful as you can for my part the truth is the deciding factor.

RedGator's Comment
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Honestly Shawn as an experienced driver who just talked to a zillion recruiters lately, it shouldn't be any different recruiting a woman as you do a man. With rookies yes you need the trainers. That is a major issue that most of us have faced or are facing. Freightliners are more woman friendly in my opinion so if your company has those I would make that known. Other than that the only thing we require is equality.

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