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Why it's important for everyone in a business to have an up-to-date driver's licence

Does everyone in your company have an up-to-date driver's licence? It's something most of us take for granted, but when you can't drive and don't have a licence, you are at a severe disadvantage. This can also have an impact on a business, especially if a large number of your employees don't drive. Each person in your company who doesn't drive should be encouraged to complete a drivers licence practice test and obtain their licence because it can benefit your business in the following ways.

You have a more confident workforce

Different people don't drive for different reasons. This can affect the confidence of these individuals and the longer they wait to complete their driving test, the more anxious they become. However, when someone finally passes their driving test they often become much more confident and this has a knock-on effect in other areas of their lives such as their work. The more confident people you have working in your organisation, the more successful it should become.

Every employee becomes more independent

With this new-found confidence comes more independence. Your staff members don't have to depend on other people to go to work, to go home from work or to drive during working hours. This means there is less disruption to other staff members because a person who drives is able to fend for themselves during work hours.

It cuts down on business travel costs

An employee who does not have a driver’s licence and travels a lot as part of their job, often depends on going from one place to another by taxi or by public transport. Over time, this can add up to a lot of money, especially if a number of your employees can't drive. However, if these people learn to drive and use their cars or hire a car, it can dramatically reduce your business travel costs over the course of a year.

Your business is more flexible and can react quicker in certain circumstances

The more people who can drive, the more flexible your organisation becomes. Each person who has their own car is in a position to react to different circumstances quickly.

For instance, if a certain employee has to call to a client at short notice, they are in a position to do this. This flexibility and ability to react quickly enhances a business’s reputation and is an effective way to impress current and potential clients.

Your employees can provide more productive services

You may initially hire a person to carry out work that does not involve any driving. However, circumstances change in a business and driving may become an important part of your employees’ job descriptions.

For instance, if you hire a salesperson, this individual may start their career by making and taking sales calls. However, they may get promoted or you may decide to send more of your sales people out on the road. If they already have a driver’s licence, this is not a problem, but it becomes an issue if they can't drive.

Your employees can work on-site more effectively

Some companies carry out a lot of business in other cities, states and countries. This means their employees need to travel on a regular basis by car, to and from airports and to client sites. Having a driver’s licence once again reduces travel-related costs and it also saves a lot of time, which allows your employees to work much more effectively.

A driver’s licence is extremely important and it's vital that as many people as possible in your organisation have this document. Once this is the case, your business and your employees will benefit in the ways mentioned above.

2 Jan 2017 20:52

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About Boris Dzhingarov

Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He is the CEO of ESBO ltd brand mentioning agency. He writes for several online sites such as Tech.co, Semrush.com, Tweakyourbiz.com, Socialnomics.net. Boris is the founder of MonetaryLibrary.com and cryptoext.com.




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