Hiring and Retaining Quality Employees

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by dex 84, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. dex 84

    dex 84 Active Member

    Fedex isn't doing this anymore. Only about half the new hires are what I would consider to be quality employees, and less than 1 in 3 of them are making it to 5 years.

    Before long they'll need twice the workforce to get the same job done.
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  2. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Bingo, hopefully that's the reasoning behind the purported raises coming this fall, our staffing has increased to the point that most FT are struggling to get 7hrs a day, and those that aren't are getting paid guarantee pay(which I bet will go away soon)
    The new hires off the street(and a few insiders ramp guys) are just not equipped for this job, can't read a map, can't even use one that's been marked up for them. And most lack the work ethic required. Like the PT guy who got hired, and then said I didn't know that PT was every day... WHAT!? so he quit
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  3. dex 84

    dex 84 Active Member

    I've worked PT jobs that were 8 hours a day but only 2-4 days a week. That's much preferable to what PT at fedex is...
  4. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    But the point is, that the guy didn't even think to ask throughout the hiring process.. well FEDEX if you offer low wages, you get low quality....
  5. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    We really are all Ground now.
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  6. dex 84

    dex 84 Active Member

    He should've known it before he even applied if he read the job description. It either says Mon-Fri, Tues-Sat, or Mon-Sat with a day off during the week. Oh well, they can always find someone equally incompetent to replace him...
  7. Swngdrvr

    Swngdrvr Member

    My station can't keep employees long enough to get them to courier school. We lose 2 out of 3 within the first two weeks. Been that was since last year.
  8. Serf

    Serf Active Member

    This is so true. It's like the job description says: "Must have 4 limbs and a pulse." The seniority list at the station from 2008 to present is a revolving door. Literally nobody stays. And the people they bring in are amazingly always worse than the ones that just left. And the people who remain steadfast and hard working get the "no good deed goes unpunished" treatment.
  9. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    High turnover is incredibly expensive for a business. Apparently, we are so underpaid that a revolving door of employees exiting makes no difference to The Weasel.
  10. Gone fishin

    Gone fishin Member

    That's why the talk of x going all part time is crazy. Never work ever
  11. BootsOnTarmac

    BootsOnTarmac Active Member

    I believe a new hire should work the sort: loading and offloading cans / trucks for at least 3 months. Regardless if they have been hired as a handler, material handler or a courier. This will weed out the poor souls who don't know what this job is about. No high School education will prepare you for this job, just a good work ethic that comes from within and most likely from your parents. Even though FedEx Express no longer requires High School / GED for handlers, I have seen many that excel at their job. My fedex wish is for those without a GED will be helped by FedEx to obtain that goal and move up. I have seen Material Handlers hired off the street, expected to operate a 50000 pound K-Loader mating to a 50 million dollar aircraft within a month or 2 of being hired. I doubt UPS or even DHL would do that in the first year.
  12. dmac1

    dmac1 Active Member

    It's why eliminating express drivers entirely makes sense. Keep the pilots, and planes, but let contractor drivers deliver and pick-up from the customer.
  13. Gone fishin

    Gone fishin Member

    Why,why would you do that
  14. dmac1

    dmac1 Active Member

    Ground drivers cost about 1/2 what express drivers do.
  15. Gone fishin

    Gone fishin Member

    And you get what you pay for don't you
  16. dmac1

    dmac1 Active Member

    Not really. Just because you make more money doesn't mean you are worth it.
  17. Gone fishin

    Gone fishin Member

    I would say in most cases it's true.
  18. Star B

    Star B White Lightening

    Doesn't mean that you are worth it, but if the job pays well... it means that the job will be desired because of the high pay. With a job being desired, people will line up for the job. Those in said job will keep the job because it is desired, not just a "oh, well, I can go work at McDonalds for the same amount of money and do half the work" type of job.... which increases work ethic and drive.

    Let's put it this way, it's how People-Service-Profit should work. Not the current ProfitServiceProfit model that is currently running the roost.
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  19. Gone fishin

    Gone fishin Member

    Thank you. Someone understands. Not saying express guys are better This sums it up
  20. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    In certain ways, yes that is correct. In the end the labor market will dictate wages. Right now most local labor markets favor the employer allowing the employer the opportunity to hire whoever he wants under whatever terms he chooses. Xjocks take a look at the ongoing erosion of you wage, healthcare and pensions plans and tell me that this is not the case.