What kind of means is there to have a driver as an officer-only car? Many large companies have their own dedicated drivers, but the focus is now on dispatching drivers. Here, let's look at both the advantages of using temporary staffing and the disadvantages behind it.
■ Advantages of dispatching drivers
First of all, the biggest advantage that the company can get by using temporary staffing is cost reduction. You can get a driver at an overwhelmingly cheaper price than preparing a dedicated driver by hiring yourself. In the case of in-house employment, of course, bonuses, retirement allowances, welfare programs, etc. must be prepared, and human resource development costs for driver education are high. Considering these, it can be seen that a large amount of money will be required to hire one exclusive driver, but dispatching does not require payment other than the fixed fee. Overall, it seems that expenses are often about half of the company's employment. In addition, if you are dispatched to manage attendance or sudden absenteeism, they will respond promptly. The drivers who come by dispatch are basically professional drivers with abundant practical experience, so it can be said that the advantage of dispatch is that the quality of the driver is kept constant.
■ Disadvantages of dispatching drivers
There are many advantages to using temporary staffing, but of course there are also disadvantages. Due to the characteristics of an officer's car even when dispatched, employee training is thorough so that strict regulations such as confidentiality can be observed, but even so, drivers who hire themselves and set their own regulations and educate them are more reliable. Needless to say. From the perspective of reducing the risk of information leakage from the company, dispatching is more risky. In addition, although it is attractive that the fee is cheap, dispatching may be more expensive than in-house employment depending on the driver's restraint time. In-house employment may result in cheaper if the executive car is in operation on a daily basis, or if it is in operation most of the day.
■ Summary of advantages and disadvantages of dispatching drivers
We have seen the advantages and disadvantages of dispatching, but how about it? In many small and medium-sized enterprises, the opportunity for executive vehicles to operate is generally about half a month, so dispatching is basically cheaper. There are various ways to use executive cars depending on the company. It is a good idea to comprehensively consider the advantages and disadvantages mentioned here and select a driver that suits your company's usage.
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It is common for large companies to own an executive car and hire an executive driver. What is worrisome is the scope of work of executive drivers. For example, is it okay to ask for shopping? Therefore, we have summarized the scope of work of executive drivers.
■ Basic work is from driving to vehicle management
First, let's understand that the basic duties of an officer driver are from driving to vehicle management. The day's work begins with the pick-up at the officer's home. At night, they are often delivered to their homes after dinner. You can also request work on holidays when an officer goes to a business partner or has golf. In addition to safe driving, vehicle management is also important to maintain the image of an officer's vehicle. Regardless of whether the car is stored indoors or not, it is also a business to keep it shiny at all times. In addition to performing start-up inspections and maintenance before leaving the car in the morning, it is also the driver's job to pay close attention to dirt inside and outside the car. When officers do not use the car, it is common to have them wait in the driver's waiting room.
■ Some chores can be done
An executive driver is the job of supporting an executive through driving a car. In addition, since we often guide officers to our business partners, it is ideal for someone who can build good relationships with them. In general, younger hires may be better, but for this industry, some older people are preferable. The work content varies from company to company, but you can ask for some chores. For example, you may have an officer wait in the parking lot while shopping, or you may have an officer do the shopping for you. By the way, "exclusive driver" may include "general affairs / miscellaneous work included" and "shopping / outing transfer to central Tokyo", so please contact the temporary staffing company before requesting. It's a good idea to consult.
■ In case of dispatch, let's consult with the dispatch company
Having an officer's car is not only convenient for officers to carry out their daily work, but it is also important for maintaining a good image externally. In addition, the form of hiring temporary staff who can request only when necessary to save costs is attracting attention. We recommend that you consult with the temporary staffing agency regarding the specific work content. In addition, since the work content is also posted in the company guide for dispatching executive drivers, it can be used as a reference when considering a request. You can request a driver from a short term to a long term, but if you have many opportunities to use an officer's car, you have the option of hiring a dedicated driver. This is because there is a possibility that it will be more profitable in terms of cost, and there are also great advantages such as establishing a relationship of trust with the driver.
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