Uber has introduced several commuting options, especially targeted to aid employees in their commute. As part of its ‘Uber for Business’ initiative, the company has launched a couple of additional services. By participating in this, organizations can sign up for a dedicated transport program and provide their employees with a daily commuting option. Organizations that are considering reopening need to consider the safety of the travel of its employees. The business stalwart is now looking at alternatives for public transport and other precautious measures to reduce the chances of COVID infection among the commuting staff.
These options are strategically aimed at organizations that are reopening after closure due to lockdown. Employees have been working remotely for months now. But with the gradual reopening of businesses, the safety of the employees will need to be considered. By availing of these ‘Uber for Business’ initiatives, organizations will find it easier to plan and track their employee travel expenses. These schemes will also aid in the recovery of earnings and new avenues for drivers. Uber is leveraging the Uber technology to aid business restructuring in COVID times.
Organizations that are considering reopening need to consider the safety of the travel of its employees. They are looking at alternatives to public transport and other measures to reduce the chances of COVID infection among the commuting staff.
Employee Group Rides
With this plan, the employees from a particular organization can book Uber rides for traveling to work. The ride-sharing option now allows only 2 employees to travel together. It is similar to the regular Uber Share but the persons riding will be from the same organization. It is akin to creating a social transport bubble.
With this plan, organizations can book a dedicated set of vehicles for their customers and employees. These vehicles will be outsourced from third-party partners. With this scheme, the organization can choose from a range of vans, buses, SUVs, and sedans. They can plan their fleet based on the number of employees and their commuting information.
Go Online Checklist
Uber has introduced a safety program with a ‘Go Online Checklist’ to ensure compliance with safety norms in COVID times. The features of this safety program include:
- The drivers are mandated to wear masks as also the riders.
- Drivers are to undergo mandatory training on pandemic SOPs.
- Drivers have been supplied to drivers.
Other components of the ‘Uber for Business’ offering include,
Uber Direct: This initiative from Uber helps in delivering packages within a city. This has been particularly useful during pandemic and lockdown times. Businesses have used Uber Direct to deliver packages to customers. The internal delivery needs of the organization are also efficiently managed.
Uber Eats for Business: Businesses can use this platform to set up meals and food service for their employees.