The Covid-19 pandemic has created an enormous disruption and a unique set of challenges for business around the world. For the HR team, the highly volatile markets that are likely to result will create pressure to both attract and retain high quality employees, especially affect high skill and technology industries. Large scale upheavals will lead employees to reassess their career goals and business disruption will create opportunities to attract new talent. For both of thes
CORPORATE EXPERIENCE 5 - Taxation on company cars will increase every year. Selecting cleaner cars is no longer a solution; reducing fleet size and providing alternatives is the only way forward. Technology is how it can be achieved. You’ve probably noticed as well that taxes tend to go up, rather than down. The tax authorities also seem to be the only government officials with any creativity. In my career as a fleet manager, it seems the most nonsensical new taxes are create
CORPORATE EXPERIENCE 4 Integrated fleet management and mobility tech at work to attract new generations Our Talent Acquisition Team called us into a meeting about a year ago. They told us that, especially in the Berlin, Amsterdam, Antwerp and London offices, our benefit packages were no longer adequate for the type of young employees that we were trying to onboard. Which resulted in us losing many good candidates to other tech companies and startups.
I’m responsible for Emp
CORPORATE EXPERIENCE 3 The unlimited potential of car sharing technology to reduce CO2 emissions It’s our Company’s objective to reduce CO2 significantly by 2025. We’ve gradually been implementing CO2 limits for the last couple of years and we’re at a pretty OK average of 102 grams across the region, which seems to be the best we can do in our current setup.
But we need to ramp up, which means either keeping the fleet size ‘as is’ and go fully electric – which will blow up
CORPORATE EXPERIENCE 2 Procurement potential in favor of digitsation of fleet management and optimization of utilization rates Our TCO per car is roughly 10K per year. We have about 2000 vehicles in 15 countries, so that’s roughly 20 million of OPEX spent. We have to liaise with over 50 vendors, process 150+ invoices per month, manage multi-leasing providers plus an outsourced fleet management company plus, all by 4 FTEs who complete all the operations whilst trying to mana
CORPORATE EXPERIENCE Explore the potential of flexibility When our CEO heard about mobility, she reached out to me and asked me investigate . So I’ve set up a “mobility week” with the key stakeholders. We invited the leasing companies, some of the short term rental providers and a handful of mobility vendors nd aggregators. Unfortunately, they were not a good fit for us. Either their solutions were too car-centric or they were not available in the locations where we really n
USER EXPERIENCE 5 Develop policies as the backbone of your vision My company offers us the possibility to use almost any mobility solution available in my city: scooters, bikes, public transport and shared cars. The mobility policy prescribes that we should try and use active solutions as much as possible, unfortunately,this is not always possible. I will typically choose ride sharing when the weather is bad, but otherwise I’d gladly take the bike. Whenever I purchase a ride,
USER EXPERIENCE 4 - Use gamification to incentivize the Employees Our company has introduced CO2 commuting budgets this year to become greener and more sustainable. This has reduced the number of Company Cars, which employees support as we all want to work for a more sustainable company. What’s even better, is that our HR department has used the available budget and design a new benefit, which entitles us to 100 CO2 credits per month that we can use for commuting from home to
USER EXPERIENCE 3 Anticipate on tax increases I live in South Amsterdam and commute 20km to my office in a nearby town. I used to commute in a 1.6 litre VW Passat estate Company Car, which I really enjoyed driving, but I had to pay 335 euro of personal taxation per month. In addition I had to also pay parking cost and other sundry costs, which totaled 500 euro per month for the car kept increasing each year. I then made a decision to return my company car, as I have good a
USER EXPERIENCE 2 - Create new benefit Nothing beats the availability of having your own car. At least that’s what I thought, but when I started to weigh up all the issues I was experiencing, such as time stuck in traffic jams, looking for parking spots that are overpriced, plus the general running costs of a car, I really started to change my mind and consider alternatives. Luckily my company has also thought about the issues of having a car and is giving us the opportunity