Luxury Coach & Transportation

November 2018

Magazine for the professional limousine, charter and tour industry.

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HR / TRAINING GO FISH: Catching And Keeping Prized Chauffeurs Once you've landed the ideal new hire, you must do everything in your power in this job market to keep them. By Lexi Tucker, LCT associate editor O ne of the most common challenges you'll hear talked about among operators is recruiting enough chauffeurs who will stay. It's become more difficult to find the ones worth the time of interviewing, hiring, and training for the long term. at's why LCT and e LMC Group teamed up to offer a webinar in August titled "Deep 'C' Fishing: Catching — and Keeping — Outstanding Chauffeurs." Presenters Stephanie Carnes and Alison Ford helped operators figure out the best places to attract and find quality employees. Set Your Bait To start, online job boards such as Indeed, Craigslist, Monster, Career- Builder, ZipRecruiter, and Simply Hired are practical, affordable places to begin your search, Ford says. "Personally, I find CareerBuilder is the best site for searching resumes. But Indeed has been what I have found to yield the best results when you post a job and get applicants back," she explained. Another place to find potential chauffeurs is driving schools. People often go to driving schools to get their CDL licenses. "ey make good can- didates because you know right away they want to drive for a living." Social media is another avenue. Try posting jobs on your company page or help wanted groups. Retirees make excellent chauffeurs. If they've reached that point in their lives, it's likely they've been in the professional world for many years. "I've talked to operators who are sometimes reluctant to consider retirees, thinking they don't really want to work full time, or work at all. We've had many retir- ees end up being excellent chauffeurs. ey may not necessarily want to work full-time or certain days or times of the year, but they do want to work." Job fairs are also good places to continue your search. Nothing is better than being able to talk with prospec- tive candidates face-to-face. You can 2 4 WWW.LCTMAG.COM LUXURY COACH & TRANSPORTATION NOVEMBER 2018 PHOTO/ILLUSTRATION: KEVIN HAEGELE, LCT ART DIRECTOR

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