National RTAP Successful Strategies for Hiring Rural and Tribal Transit Operators Webinar
Agencies nationwide are facing challenges with finding and keeping transit drivers, or operators, and it goes without saying that these positions are essential to providing public transit. This webinar will provide strategies for the recruitment and hiring process that can increase your applicant pool.
First, David Stephen of the Transit Workforce Center will briefly identify some of the reasons behind the current workforce shortage as well as easy and effective strategies to increase awareness and interest in your job openings. He will also share resources you can use to evaluate and improve your agency's recruitment and hiring process.
Next, Julia Castillo of HIRTA Public Transit in Iowa will speak about the changes her agency has made to their policies and procedures that have widened the applicant pool and made it easier for people to apply. HIRTA Public Transit has very few vacancies, which is a testament to the success of these strategies.
The presentations will be approximately 45 minutes and we will leave plenty of time for an extended Q&A. Bring your questions and specific challenges to make the most of this webinar and the experience of the presenters.