Benefit News.com, Oct 2017, Uber for Business
“Employees spend 10% of their time commuting and 17% quit due their commute,” says Crowley. “When you take an employee who’s been driving alone” and give them a car service, they’re less frustrated, he adds. It also can bridge the distance between someone’s home and the nearest public transportation station.
Similarly, the employers using the platform can schedule the car service in advance to bring employees to and from company events, along with creating a time restriction.
Employers can also arrange for Uber to pick up candidates and deliver them to the office for a job interview. “It’s an elevated way to make it simple for the interview process,” he says. “And it’s pretty inexpensive, when you think about the cost of hiring.”
Administrators have access to the trip specifics, along with the billing information. Rather than fill out an expense report, Crowley says the charges are taken care of within the platform. The company has also partnered with Concur to help import employee rosters easier, he says.
“We’re really dipping our toes in the water,” he says.