TMC Recruiting Department Holds Annual Conference
On Thursday and Friday, the TMC Driver Recruiting department met up for its annual conference. The conference is an opportunity to get additional training and company updates to improve their performance and get focused in on upcoming goals. In addition to our in-house driver recruiters that work out of our Ankeny, Iowa facility, we also have six field recruiters that travel to truck driving schools and hiring events all over the eastern half of the country. This conference is a great opportunity for them to get through to a TMC terminal and reconnect with others.
The conference kicked off Thursday morning with a presentation by Mark Sickmiller, the Driver Development Manager at TMC. Mark outlined the Total Quality Management class the drivers take to learn the fundamentals of TMC’s business and how they can improve their performances. Mark plans to take the class on the road to TMC drivers in 2016, making it easier for all drivers to take the course regardless of how close they live to a terminal. On Thursday afternoon, Dedicated Operations Manager Lukas Rold taught the field recruiters how to create SPC charts, and analyze data to improve their performance. The recruiting department wrapped up the day with an all department meeting discussing goals for the upcoming year, followed by a BBQ dinner in Ankeny that evening.
Duane Boswell, Vice President of Driver Recruiting presents at department meeting.
The recruiters were back at it Friday morning with an update from TMC Operations. Vice President of Operations Tim Heim, Vice President of Dedicated Operations Damon Gehrels, and Vice President of Customer Service Tiffany Hoeck gave an overview of freight and customer accounts for 2015 and their goals for 2016. Immediately following, all the recruiters were on hand to congratulate the latest orientation graduates and to wish them well as they start the next phase of their training.
After a brief lunch break, Vice President of IT Steve Linder demonstrated the upcoming TMC mobile app and its features prior to field recruiters having a final wrap-up meeting with management.
It was great having the field recruiters back at the home base, and we look forward to seeing them again next year!