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BARRIE, Ontario -- Student Transportation Inc., an industry leader in school transportation, safety and fleet services, announced it will hold a conference call and live audio webcast on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss its results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018 ended December 31, 2017.
Patti Royce-Moser, a longtime routing coordinator with Educational Bus Transportation, has been promoted to vice president of operations. Educational bus, a member of the Trans Group family of bus operations, is one of Long Island's largest school transportation providers, serving districts throughout Nassau County and western Suffolk County. The Royce-Moser annoucement was made by Trans Group President John Corr, Jr.
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I read your article in STN and am very intrigued by it. A lot of what I read I have been attempting to do or have already done. One issue I have is the lag time from application to hire due to some of our HR processes. How were you able to get HR on-board with expediting the hiring process and eliminating the dilly dallying around?
Thank you in advance,
This is a great question!
Working with HR is probably the hardest and the most important facet of recruiting. I think many of our HR folks, like transportation professionals, see themselves as gatekeepers and not as recruiters. In addition, they are so anxious about making mistakes and liability that this slows and even gridlocks the process of bringing on new drivers. Finally, most employees are more about comfort than change. They take the path of least resistance. You and your proposal may represent more work to them so keep that in mind.
Here are some suggestions when promoting institutional change.
A few more tips. Never be emotional, upset, angry, sarcastic, or pushy. Do not engage in a tug-of-war. Never threaten anyone by saying, “Well, if a student gets hurt it will be your fault.” This just raises anxiety and fosters defensiveness and even stonewalling.
This is no easy task and most folks don’t have the stomach for managing change. However, this is what separates a great leader from a mediocre manager.