Ep. 17: The truth behind cost-per-hire | Dave Renfrew of Recruit Hire Retain

March 12, 2024

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Welcome to Optym's premier podcast, where we discuss genuine insights and practical wisdom from industry veterans, who have dedicated their careers to the transportation sector. Tune in to Semi-Related to tap into the valuable expertise that has shaped the industry's evolution.

Dave Renfrew, partner at Recruit-Hire-Retain, provides valuable advice on building a driver recruitment machine and optimizing the onboarding process.

Renfrew reflects on his extensive experience in the trucking and logistics industry, sharing insights on building a trucking company, hiring thousands of drivers, and understanding the market and recruitment strategies. Plus, he emphasizes the importance of building trust with drivers and implementing retention programs, which cross silos within organizations.


00:00 – Introduction
00:33 – About Recruit-Hire-Retain
02:04 – Dave's Background in Trucking and Logistics
07:10 – Lessons Learned from Building a Trucking Company and Hiring Thousands of Drivers
11:51 – Understanding the Market and Recruitment Strategies
16:55 – Different Types of Trucking Positions and Recruitment Challenges
19:42 – Retention Strategies and Building Trust with Drivers
23:04 – Implementing Recruitment and Retention Programs
27:12 – Breaking Down Silos and Collaboration
30:18 – Building a Recruitment Machine
36:10 – Analyzing Recruitment KPIs and Process
40:36 – The Importance of Onboarding and Personalization
42:32 – The Future of Trucking
47:33 – Collaboration and Expertise
48:24 – Conclusion

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