|Motor vehicle accidents are the #1 cause of workplace fatalities, and cost employers more than $60 billion a year (Professional Safety, 2019).|
As distracted driving and a shortage of qualified drivers plague the industry, hiring and training the safest drivers helps reduce turnover and roadway incidents (watch video).
How do you keep your drivers safe on the road? First, predict which of your job applicants and employees are high-risk drivers. Then coach and train better driving behaviors. TalentClick’s 2-step process is a great way to measure each driver’s safety, and provide them with personalized coaching to stay safe on the road!
Step 1: Driver Safety Quotient – 7-minute behavioral risk assessment
TalentClick’s Driver Safety Quotient (DSQ) provides employers and their drivers with valuable insight into their natural driving styles. Mobile friendly and available in 25+ languages, the DSQ measures key personality dimensions of job applicants and existing operators that have been linked to unsafe driving behaviors, incidents and injuries on the road:
- RESISTANT drivers and operators had on average 53% more At-Fault Crashes
- DISTRACTIBLE drivers and operators had on average 80% more Vehicle Damage and 5x more traffic tickets
- IMPATIENT drivers and operators had on average a 39% higher Telematics Speeding Score
- IMPULSIVE drivers and operators had on average 68% higher crash rates.
Employer & Participant Reports provide personalized insights into individual areas of risk. Employers can review coaching tips to help improve individual areas of risk. The DSQ Participant Report is a workbook to help drivers improve their safety self-awareness. In a driver shortage when you may be tempted to hire almost anyone, reduce risk by testing all applicants. The DSQ results help you assess potential fit for new drivers and alert you to the natural driving tendencies of who you are putting behind the wheel. Give drivers and operators the opportunity to learn about how their default behavior could impact how they act on the job, along with tips on how to improve!
Step 2: Driver Safety Self-Awareness – 1-hour eLearning training course
Once a driver has completed the DSQ assessment, you can add on personalized Driver Safety Self-Awareness (DSSA) eLearning Training! This 1-hour online session provides participants with practical advice about how to monitor their own natural impulses and knee-jerk reactions to driving situations.
The course coaches them how to make safer decisions and modify their behaviors. The adaptive course content changes for each individual’s unique DSQ profile, so they receive more personalized training rather than a one-size-fits-all experience.
As the weather turns toward winter and the days get shorter, driver safety is of the utmost importance to protect your workforce and your organization. Get started with TalentClick today to hire and train safer drivers and operators!
More Resources for Driver Safety:
- 3 Tips to keep your drivers safe in hazardous weather
- How the human factor contributes to Driving Incidents