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Growing Your Transportation Business in 2023? Here's How Recruiting Software Can Help.
Mariah Barr
8 mins read

Here's how to tell if you're getting the best recruiting software to hire new CDL drivers – especially during the ongoing truck driver shortage.

If the new year brought growth or bigger goals for your business, you’re most likely looking for more drivers to keep up with demand. There may be one obstacle standing in your way of finding and hiring the best CDL drivers: Jobs on Facebook is shutting down.

Below we’ll cover how this may impact how you hire truck drivers and why recruiting software is the solution to this upcoming hiring obstacle (and many other difficulties your company may be facing with the CDL driver recruiting process.)

Hiring drivers in 2023? You need to see this

Say Farewell to Jobs on Facebook

In a December announcement, Meta released its Jobs on Facebook feature will no longer be available effective February 22, 2023. Employers will no longer be able to post new jobs and job seekers will be unable to apply using the Jobs on Facebook platform.

You can find out how to download any content you’ve posted to Jobs on Facebook here.

While the termination of this Facebook recruiting feature is inconvenient, it doesn’t impact employers’ abilities to advertise jobs on the social media platform. Sharing information on available positions can still be a successful way to find and hire the best talent during the truck driver shortage.

Say Hello to Automated Recruiting Software

The world of driver recruiting is ultra-competitive and always changing, which is why it’s important to stay updated on the latest hiring trends, technologies, and tactics. An increasing number of companies that rely on CDL drivers are now using automated recruiting software to hire those drivers quicker and easier than ever.

But where to start? Consider some of your toughest, most time-consuming tasks related to hiring new drivers: creating the job ad itself, copying and pasting it to multiple job boards, reviewing long applications, and scheduling interviews are probably at the top of your list.

Here are the features the best recruiting software should have to help streamline these tedious to-do’s and ultimately shorten your driver hiring process.

A Streamlined Job Post Template

Creating job posts is easier when you have a basic outline to work from. You’ll not only save time, but you’ll also have all the information applicants will need to provide every time you create a post if you use a recruiting software program with a template.

Here’s what your driver job ad should include:

  • Job Status
  • Job Title
  • Category
  • CDL Requirements
  • Modality
  • Job Description
  • Job Qualifications

Ideally, even after you post the job ad, you should be able to go back and edit it as needed. From the right platform, you should also be able to create, edit, and manage job postings with just a few easy clicks.

Ability to Seamlessly Share Postings to Job Boards

Once your job ad is created, it’s time to get the word out about your open position(s). The right recruiting software will allow you to share your posts to popular platforms, like LinkedIn, Indeed, Glassdoor, CareerBuilder, and others, with a simple tap. The more you share your job posts, the more likely you are to get the “perfect” candidate behind the wheel.

Hire Drivers Faster Now

We’ve shared some driver-focused job boards you should be posting your job listings on. Getting in front of today’s CDL drivers means being diligent in your hiring efforts, and expanding your network of trusted job boards is a great step in that direction.

A Digital, Short-Form Job Application

Drivers don’t want to spend hours filling out an application they can’t save and come back to, and you certainly don’t want to weed through pages of information just to find out if a candidate is qualified for your open position.

That’s where a mobile-friendly, short-form application, like Foley’s, comes in. Drivers can fill out as much of the application as they’d like and save their progress to finish it later. There’s no need for applicants to drop everything to complete it in one sitting – which isn’t always possible if a driver is applying during their limited time off!

Start Using a Driver-First  Job Application Now

Applicants can also upload photos of their CDL and medical certificates from their preferred devices, and you’re sent a notification once they’ve submitted the completed application.

This process cuts down on paper applications that can often be illegible and incomplete. But more importantly, you have everything you need to make the best hiring decisions for your business. You can easily manage all your applications on one user-friendly dashboard.

Schedule an Interview in the Platform

Once you’ve found a candidate you want to move forward through the interview process, time is of the essence.

They’re more than likely applying for other jobs, and the companies offering them may be feeling the squeeze from the truck driver shortage. You need to meet with them before another company even has a chance to get them on the phone.

How can you do this? By scheduling and initiating phone interviews right from your recruiting platform, you’re getting on your candidate’s calendar sooner, plus you’ll have all their information right in front of you (thanks to the digital application!) for a better, more organized interview experience.

You’ll then be well-equipped with everything you need to move forward with the background screening process and hopefully onboard a new driver to your fleet!

Automate How You Hire Drivers with the Best Recruiting Software

Foley is a trusted DOT compliance program provider – and soon we’ll offer exclusive driver recruiting, onboarding, and managing software as well. You’ll be able to do all the above to hire more drivers in less time. Keep checking here for regular updates!

A mobile-friendly platform like Foley’s makes the recruiting process simpler for both applicants and employers. Foley’s Driver-First eApplication has been found to increase application submissions by 33%.

See how we help a company with 350+ drivers get new employees behind the wheel in as little as two days!

If you’re impressed by that and want the same results for your company, request a free software demo now. Our compliance specialists are waiting to help you source the best drivers and shorten your hiring time to beat the truck driver shortage. Fill out the form to get started!

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