Republic in the News: GM Sharon M. Shares Thoughts on Workplace Diversity

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Republic in the News: GM Sharon M. Shares Thoughts on Workplace Diversity

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Here’s an excerpt from the article:

To develop a recruiting strategy for women drivers, Mann reached out to the city of Baton Rouge and local women’s services groups. A key element in the strategy was to focus on the existing female talent pool among city and school bus drivers. “The reason it was attractive to me is because we service residential neighborhoods. School bus drivers, I feel, have the same mentality that we do. You have to put safety first,” Mann said. "I mean, they're transporting precious cargo. They're in the same neighborhoods that we are twice a day, that we’re in most of the day. I really felt that they would be a good fit for us.”

… The results were spectacular. “It ended up being very, very successful for us,” Mann recounts. “Even though they did take a little bit longer to train, [new women hires from outside the industry] are some of the best employees we have, because they take care of their equipment, their trucks are immaculate, the customers absolutely love them, and they are very familiar with the neighborhoods that they're servicing. It was a win-win for us.”

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