Benefit-in-kind tax changes and economic uncertainty, combined with a global pressure to reduce emissions and rapidly evolving technology, are creating a perfect storm for
businesses when it comes to the mobility of their people.
As more firms move to cash-for-car options, there’s less control of the vehicles being used for business travel. And for those businesses that want to retain fleet they can control, there are big questions around long-term finance agreements.
The pace of technological advances also means that long-term commitments run the risk of leaving businesses behind on the automotive superhighway. And that means firms could be missing out on the immeasurable benefits that modern vehicle technologies are set to deliver – from cost savings and improved productivity, to greater employer wellbeing and satisfaction.
Businesses are also having to adopt new thinking to meet expectations for reduced pollution and congestion – and even reduced space for parking. As a result, a broader mix of mobility solutions now has to come into scope, including car share, electric vehicles and on demand services, to support business and city objectives around reduced emissions and sustainability.
But those aren’t the only challenges facing today’s fleet managers. Traditionally, the management of employee mobility has been compartmentalised for many organisations. Fleet managers, travel managers, HR and procurement can all be involved in separate parts of the process.
For the employee, this could mean a disjointed booking process, disconnected or inefficient journeys and confusion over who to speak to if things go wrong.
For the business, it means reduced staff efficiency and productivity, increased administration time and expenditure. Without an holistic view of company travel, it’s virtually impossible to identify where efficiencies could be made.
And that will only get more complicated as the choice of mobility solutions widens. It truly is a perfect storm of challenges that are testing the best and demanding that the supply chain steps up to the mark with innovative solutions that will not only cut costs but also emissions – and all while ensuring employee productivity, satisfaction and wellbeing.
As a major player in the new mobility marketplace, Europcar Mobility Group UK is focused on delivering solutions that set the benchmark for efficient, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable employee mobility.
To help us tailor our solutions to the needs of businesses, we have undertaken research amongst those responsible for business travel, to uncover the pain points and identify the opportunities for change.
This white paper looks at current business attitudes towards employee mobility, expectations for the future and what needs to be done to support future ambitions for a more sustainable mobility ecosystem.Click here to read the report