How IoT Enhances Employee Transportation To Drive Your Business Forward
Providing transportation services for your employees brings several benefits to your organisation. It helps attract top talent, builds company reputation, and increases productivity. Employees who enjoy such forms of company welfare have higher morale and are also less likely to leave for other opportunities.
However managing employee transportation is a hefty operation. It requires dedicated admin staff to liaise with transport operators and manage every part of the journey. Much of this work is time consuming and inefficient without the proper tools. Furthermore, negative experience on transport vehicles can also have the opposite effect and drag down employee satisfaction and stain a company’s corporate reputation.
Fully realising the advantages of ferrying employees to work and back home is a balancing act that requires companies to provide excellent service while keeping costs down. To drive their business forward using employee transport benefits, companies should look at integrating IoT technologies into their systems.
1. Improve Employee Punctuality
One of the most pertinent advantages of employee transport is ensuring punctuality. Workers arriving on time everyday ensures that your business is at full capacity during work hours. For employees, having a dedicated transport vehicle that allows them to commute in comfort is a huge perk that can allow them to be more productive in the office.
But without proper management, things can go awry very quickly. Buses may start arriving late, employees may get confused about conflicting schedules, and key personnel might be missing during critical periods. Employee transportation then becomes a net negative for the company.
Overdrive’s employee transportation solution simplifies the entire process. Utilising real-time location tracking, all current trips can be brought into one centralised platform for monitoring. Guided navigation features are also able to auto plan optimal routes for faster, more convenient journeys.
Any delay-causing issues such as traffic jams will be auto-updated onto the system immediately and relevant personnel can be notified. With pickup and drop off times tracked, it’s also possible for administrators to fine-tune the system to serve the company and employees better.
2. Better Employee Satisfaction
Any employee transport programme is only as good as the user experience. If your employees don’t like travelling on company buses, then you’re not getting the reputation boost from the service. It is also harder to push it as a perk to attract and retain talented employees.
To improve the experience, companies should look to improve their end-to-end processes. From booking a seat, to getting off at the workplace or at home, every aspect should be seamless. With hybrid work systems complicating schedules, it becomes even more important for companies to invest in IoT solutions which are able to organise all aspects of employee transportation in one place.
Simplifying the scheduling processes means that supervisors can focus on other aspects of the journey such as maximising the comfort and convenience. Employees who enjoy their company-provided transportation are more productive and are likely to prefer staying in their current job.
3. Reduce Costs For Maximum Profit
Employee transportation brings with it enough value for organisations to consider offering it as a form of welfare. However if costs start to rise, then the balance shifts and the Return On Investment (ROI) may not seem as attractive. In such situations companies might even consider scrapping the employee transportation benefit altogether.
IoT solutions can play a significant role in driving down costs for employee transportation solutions. Real-time people and vehicle tracking allows you to address inefficiencies in your system, while integrating every aspect onto one platform reduces administrative costs. Companies may be able to hire fewer supervisors to handle the employee transport, and the time saved on managing the system can be spent more efficiently on other tasks.
Other features such as optimised maintenance schedules, more accurate passenger manifests, and in-depth analytics are also factors that can push down operating costs, making employee transport more viable for companies.
4. Eliminates Transport Abuse
Providing complimentary workplace transport can sometimes lead to abuses by employees who do not follow established protocols for booking seats and showing up at the right time. There are also safety concerns if unauthorised passengers gain access to your company’s transport system.
By onboarding integrated IoT systems with your employee transportation, you can account for all passengers and staff in real-time. Keeping accurate passenger counts also allows you to retrieve past logs for better incident reporting and improves accountability within your organisation.
End-to-end IoT systems build on our increasingly digitised world to create smart, seamless experiences. Overdrive’s employee transportation solutions tap on cutting-edge technology to overcome the drawbacks and maximise the benefits. It simplifies administration, ensures employee punctuality, and enhances user experience. All while bringing costs down to boost the bottom line.
Ready to get started? If you’re looking to upgrade your employee transportation system, reach out to us today for a quote. Our customer service team will get back to you with more information about how we can work to improve your processes.