TRANSPORTATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT Gregory Sutton: Director of Transportation Kathryn Carter: Manager Transportation Operations James Day: Transportation Coordinator: Pre-School/Special Needs Daniel Roseboro: Training/Safety Specialist ARLINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
PURPOSE OF THIS PRESENTATION Explain the resources Arlington Public Schools used to aggressively recruit bus drivers Teach participants how to screen, interview, and select bus driver applicants Evaluate the effectiveness of training
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS • Training and Safety Specialist • Coordinator: Special Needs/Pre-School • Personnel Services Staff • Support staff • Administrative staff • OJT drivers
THE FACTS… • School districts faced with the same systemic problem. • Problem: recruiting, training and retention of bus drivers. • School bus drivers must undergo more stringent hiring process • School districts must compete with local transit companies as well as neighboring school districts to recruit, train and retain qualified drivers.
PHASES OF EMPLOYMENT • Recruitment • Applicants identified in Winocular • Qualified applicants screened and interviewed • Selected applicants go through pre-employment orientation at personnel • Training • Classroom • Behind-the-wheel, CDL road test, BTW/with kids, • Solo
Phase OF EMPLOYMENT (CONTINUED) • Retention • Driver attrition rate • Provide training bonus • Provide OJT mentor • Provide retention bonus • Provide supportive supervision
IN CLOSING… Remember P.T.R. Pay Train Retain
RECRUITMENT LESSIONS LEARNED • Recruitment trends must be observed. • Think out of the box. • Remain competitive in salary and benefits. • Network for needed services. • Be open to change. • Full complement of drivers boost morale and lowers stress.
RECRUITMENT LESSIONS LEARNED • “Team Work” makes it easier on the whole staff. • Promote the department • Newspapers & other media sources • Exhibit buses at county fairs & job fairs • Hold job fairs at your Transportation Department • Post flyers at schools • Staff recruitment works
RECRUITMENT LESSIONS LEARNED • Work closely with your HR department. • Extend your training schedule to accommodate new trainees schedules.
QUESTIONS & COMMENTS What has worked for you?
CONTACT INFORMATION GREGORY SUTTON email@example.com JAMES DAY firstname.lastname@example.org