Topic : employee absenteeism

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Why Investing in 'Half Measures' When Hiring Frontline Employees Will Bring Public Transit to Its Knees

| June 14, 2017

The public transit industry faces a severe human resources crisis... we began to focus on the science behind identifying and hiring more resilient human beings up front, in order to make it easier to build resilience and preparedness with employees once they are onboard.

TTC warns suicide attempts on subway driving employee absenteeism

Security and Safety | November 1, 2016

Toronto's auditor general found the TTC's paid sick leave costs increased to $33.9 million in 2015, an increase of some $1.2 million from the previous year.

July 27, 2016

5 Tips for Keeping Bus Operators Safe

Ah, summer. Pool parties, barbecues, the smell of honeysuckle and the sight of lightning bugs. Or — a rise in crime, agitated riders seeking air conditioning, heat stroke, a new fiscal year, and the necessary, but unpopular, fare increases. However you view the summer months, with a direct correlation between high temperatures and increased crime, it's vital for transit leaders to be asking themselves, "Have we done everything possible to keep our people safe?"

November 18, 2015

Cost-Effective Ways to Develop More Resilient Transit Employees

There is an epidemic of safety accidents, absenteeism and high turnover among transit’s front line employees and it’s bleeding the transportation industry billions of dollars. But the inoculation may be closer than you think. Employee engagement is the best immunization for what’s ailing the industry.

Ex-MBTA chief Scott says agency 'needs a state takeover,' in interview

Beverly Scott addresses several issues impacting the agency and public transportation in general during the interview, including criticism of excessive absenteeism and capital spending.

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