Coronavirus: DriverMetrics publishes whitepaper on recruiting safe drivers

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DriverMetrics has published a new white paper addressing the issue of recruiting safe drivers during the Coronavirus crisis.

Demand for drivers has increased rapidly as retail stores have been forced to close due to the Coronavirus lockdown and high-risk individuals are unable to leave their homes, creating significant demand for home delivery services.

Supermarket giant Tesco has added more than 200 new vans and hired another 2,500 drivers and 5,000 store pickers to help handle increased demand.

It is estimated that demand for home delivery services has increased by 100%, placing significant strain on supply chains.

At the same time, delivery companies must contend with drivers that fall ill or have to care for high-risk individuals and may be unable to work.

DriverMetrics’s new whitepaper is written by research director Dr Lisa Dorn. She has conducted research on driver behaviour for over 30 years and has won more than £2.5 million in research revenues as Principal Investigator.

The new whitepaper aims to assist fleet managers and business owners in using the research in this field in order to develop driver selection systems that can predict whether the applicants they select are likely to be safer drivers.

Dr Dorn said: “With significant numbers of drivers being recruited during the current Covid-19 crisis, employers require a fast, yet accurate means of selecting safe drivers. This white paper reviews the research evidence for driver recruitment and advocates the use of psychometric assessments as a vital tool in the selection process.”

The white paper enables managers to:

● Understand the research evidence for recruiting and selecting safe drivers

● Discover the challenges associated with traditional driver selection methods

● Learn how to use psychometric assessments to improve selection and recruitment

How to Recruit Safe Drivers is now available via free download on the DriverMetrics website at:

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