Last week, we went over the first few pieces of advice to consider when hiring new chauffeurs. This week, we have five more tips to share! It is your duty to hire top drivers who will be dedicated and responsible. The better the employee, the fewer claims you may find your company facing.
According to limo.org, it is important to:
#1: Implement a background check to make sure candidates do not have any records worth knowing.
#2: Consider the candidates attitude, personality and overall appearance. You want drivers who are social, personable and enthusiastic. These are the types of drivers who will be favored and preferred! Does the candidate smile? Does the candidate look you in the eye? Do they carry themselves professionally? These are all things to look for and make a note of.
#3: Conduct a safety assurance assessment by running a drug test, criminal background check, road test, post-employment offer medical examination, etc.
#4: Implement a driver training program that includes everything from customer service to defensive driving.
#5: Understand that a bad hire may cost your company, from increased recruiting costs, stretched administrative resources to increases insurance claims costs due to poor driving skills and other bad habits. Finding the right chauffeurs for the job will make all the difference.
As always, remember that the more chauffeurs you hire for the job, the more coverage you may need, from workers compensation to group benefits. At Wolpert Insurance, we are here to provide your business with the most comprehensive and affordable livery insurance policies. Contact us for more information, today!