Trucking HR Canada looking to capture more information on the role of mentorship

Trucking HR Canada’s Women with Drive initiative is launching an industry survey, looking to capture information on the role mentorship can play in supporting more women in trucking.

In the summer of 2014, Trucking HR Canada conducted surveys with women working in the trucking industry to identify barriers and challenges.  Women who replied recommended targeted mentoring as one of the top 3 things employers could offer when looking to hire more women.

Last year’s survey results informed the development of a three-year action plan for Trucking HR Canada’s National Women with Drive Advisory Committee. Now, work is moving forward in identifying a model for mentorship that will support women in the industry.

“Mentorship is a proven practice in the area of employee retention.  As we work to better support women in the trucking industry, we are exploring different mentorship models.  Industry input is critical if we are to identify a practical and effective model.” says Angela Splinter, CEO, Trucking HR Canada

The survey asks for insights and input on what would work best.  The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete, and results will be aggregated and reviewed by the National Advisory Committee to determine next steps. The survey is available in both English and French, and participants have until September 4, 2015 at midnight (EDT) to complete it.

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Other Women with Drive commitments involve the national Women with Drive leadership Summit scheduled for March 3, 2016 in Toronto, identifying best practices, and developing workplace tools and procedures for inclusive workplaces.