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The changing dynamics of employee mobility and their safety

21 Oct 2020
The Coronavirus outbreak has impacted the lives of every single person, and as a result, every single business. Plus, a nationwide lockdown means putting a lid on most of the operations, especially those that rely on commute and mobility. But with the number of COVID-19 cases slowly declining, we can finally see normalcy on the horizon.
Over the last seven months, commuting has become a matter of concern, and people are being prudent about how they move about. Now that the lockdown has eased, how employees commute to work is a matter of safety, which is why the need of the hour is to make provisions for making their commute safe, enabling them to do their job without the burden of insecurity.

Let’s dive into some key insights we’ve gathered on the topic.
  • Transitioning from public transport to self-drive options Any employee who has to step out for work would be concerned with how he or she commutes. Not just for his or her safety, but for the security of their near and dear ones, too. Owing to this mindset of caution, most employees are choosing to avoid public transport unless absolutely necessary. Car-pooling too, has seen a sharp decline and given the chance, employees would prefer traveling in their own personal space. After all, how safe can shared be?
  • Why go to the store if you can get it online? This question has much deeper meaning today than it had seven months ago. Even in case of procuring a fleet of cars for business purpose, corporates now choose to review the cars online and gather quotations over mail, rather than having their officials make visits to a showroom.
  • Lucrative finance options Most businesses are facing a major cash-crunch, leading to lesser deposits in their bank accounts, leading to lesser liquidity for the banks and higher interest rates for borrowers. In this scenario, every business owner is looking for the best finance options to cater to their newfound employee mobility needs without pinching their own pockets much.
  • Doorstep service and maintenance While going out for every small thing is not wise anymore, car workshops and service centers are offering doorstep pick up and drop services in order to retain their business. This form of convenience is being well-received by drivers who would otherwise have to step out and visit an unknown garage to drop their cars, then use public transport to get back home. This trend seems like it’s here to stay, because no one would enjoy this luxury being taken back from them.
  • Car leasing – a safer, more economical solution for corporate mobility Most of the mobility problems being faced by businesses like yours can be fixed by leasing a fleet of cars for your employees. Because when you lease a car instead of buying one outright, we handle the car purchase, so that your business capital is not tied up to get your car fleet on the road. Besides, you don’t bear the loss from depreciating assets and can allocate the resources to your core business functions. The lease rentals being deductible in the Profit and Loss statement, further help in keeping your balance sheet healthier. Plus, the insurance and maintenance hassles are taken care of by us – so that’s one less thing for your employees to worry about. What’s more – you can check out and choose from a wide range of cars and lease plans online, and even get quotes for the plan you’re interested in. So, there’s no need to visit any showroom or office.

It’s no secret that happy employees work better. And in today’s scenario, keeping employees happy means keeping them and their loved ones safe. Which is why, a company car on lease provided to them for their commute is an ideal solution for their mobility needs.

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