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Recruit & Retain: Trucking Edition

Mar 27, 2019

Alyssa Muzzarelli is a recruiter for Wider Group. Alyssa specializes in helping drivers to plan routes around needed time off and home life needs. Alyssa joins the Recruit and Retain: Trucking Edition podcast to share how her work as a recruiter and driver advocate are helping Wider Group rapidly grow.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Alyssa found her way into recruiting for the trucking industry by leaning into her strengths
  • Why Alyssa began recruiting for Wider Group after working for a major national retailer and realizing she was unhappy with her role
  • How Alyssa came to Wider Group when it was a brand new company, and how her duties at the company came to be defined over time
  • How Alyssa is using social media and technology for lead generation, advertising and recruiting
  • What skills Alyssa believes are necessary to be a great recruiter, and why knowledge of your company and its processes helps
  • How Alyssa recruits owner-operators, and why building trust and providing open and honest communication is key
  • How Wider Group works with drivers to plan routes around needed time off and home life needs
  • Why Wider is one of the best-paying carriers in its Chicago operating area, and how good pay and fairness are key to their retention
  • Why Alyssa sees her role as an advocate for the drivers who work for Wider Group, and how Wider Group is expanding through the success of their recruitment
  • How Alyssa works to overcome driver issues, and why following up after the hiring process is key

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