Confirm Your Hire Is Authorized to Drive with a Driver’s AbstractMay 10, 2019
If the position you’re hiring for requires driving, it is essential to be sure that your candidates are not only good drivers, but also legally authorized to drive. You can determine this by obtaining a driver’s abstract for those you are considering hiring. This will not only improve your hiring but also confirm the class and validity of the license, allowing you to know that they are qualified to drive the vehicles you require.
Once you have obtained the driver’s abstract, be sure to look through them carefully. Take note of how many violations they have, how many demerit points they’ve collected, and whether there have been any suspensions or prohibitions. An abstract can also indicate whether they have been involved in any at-fault accidents.
While any past problems don’t always predict an individual’s future performance, it does help to provide insight into their driving style and abilities. Talk to your potential hires about the driving responsibilities and behaviours you’re expecting from them should they work for you.
Once you have obtained a satisfactory driver’s abstract and hired that person onto your organization, be sure to re-check it annually. There is a lot that can happen within a few days, not to mention an entire year. Your employee may have had their license suspended or obtained a large number of points, making them considered high-risk for insurance companies. While you may have policies in place where your employees must tell you should they obtain any driving violations, an abstract can help you to be sure.
Contact RightFit Plus to Learn How Our Driver’s Abstracts Can Help
A driver’s abstract can help you to improve your hiring decisions and be sure that those you employ to drive your vehicles will do so safely. This allows you to save time and money by selecting the right candidate and avoid any potential accidents or traffic violations. To learn more about this and the other recommended pre-employment tests available from RightFit Plus, contact us at 905-604-4951 or toll-free at 1-888-604-4951.