I think there are people who want to be executive drivers but don't know the specific method. There is more than one way to become an executive driver. There are also methods unique to executive drivers. So this time, I will introduce what kind of method is available.
■ Apply for a job offer / recruitment project
A common way to become an executive driver is to apply for a job or recruitment. Search for information published in job change information magazines and job change sites, and submit your resume. There is often an interview after the document screening. It is essential to have a driver's license as a condition of employment, and it may be advantageous if you have a lot of driving experience. Especially if you have a lot of driving experience in the area where the company you are applying for, you will get a positive evaluation because you are familiar with geography. Another point is the small history of accidents and violations. Traffic rules and safe driving are very important for executive drivers. If you repeat accidents and violations before applying, you will be less likely to be hired. Selection will be judged comprehensively through resumes and interviews.
■ Internal transfer at the company where you are employed
In some cases, a person hired as a sales position becomes an executive driver due to an internal transfer. Some people make a request to move, but some people move according to corporate policy. One example is when you remain in a company after retirement and work as a part-time employee. If the previous job does not have a post-retirement position, you will be assigned another job. There are cases where an officer driver is presented as an option at that time. As an officer driver, there are many officers who want an elderly person in the company. One of the reasons is that he has more driving experience than young people, but also because he has a long experience working in the same industry. It is desirable for executive drivers to be good at etiquette and familiar with the common sense and customs of the industry.
■ Introduction from acquaintance
Some people are introduced by acquaintances to become executive drivers. Although it is less than general recruitment and recruitment, there are cases where an acquaintance of an officer who is looking for an officer driver introduces him. This method only applies to people with such connections, but it is likely to be adopted when introduced. You may be interviewed after being referred, but often only a simple confirmation is required. This is because the hiring method is based on the credit of the referrer and the referrer. Therefore, both the referrer and the referrer must be careful. Introducing inappropriate people can be a nuisance to executives and companies. If the person who is introduced is also working loosely, there is a risk of causing trouble not only to the officers and companies but also to the person who introduced them.
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In retail stores as well as online shopping, the existence of drivers who transport products is a big thing. Especially in today's world where more and more people shop online, it is one of the essential jobs. Under such circumstances, isn't it about the driver's monthly salary and allowance that you are worried about? In this article, we will introduce how drivers' salaries are determined and the types of allowances.
How drivers are paid
In order to know the driver's salary, it is necessary to first explain the "commission system" and the "deemed overtime system". The former commission system is a salary system that affects the amount of salary, such as individual sales and performance, unlike the "fixed salary system" where you receive a fixed amount of salary every month. While there are merits that the more you work, the more you get paid, there is also the instability of fluctuating salaries. As the name suggests, the deemed overtime pay system is a pay system that pays a fixed amount of overtime pay assuming that the employee is working overtime. Also known as “fixed overtime”.
A driver's salary is a salary system that combines the two. However, it is prohibited to use commissions for the entire salary. This is because the percentage wage may be too low depending on the performance, that is, it may fall below the minimum wage set by the country. Therefore, in many cases, the driver's salary is a fixed salary plus a commission.
In the case of a general truck driver, about 320,000 yen is a monthly salary, which is about 320,000 yen, which is about 30 to 40% of his own sales minus expenses on top of a fixed salary of about 200,000 yen. be paid. Expenses here include truck maintenance costs, gasoline costs, company expenses, etc. In addition, long-distance drivers are paid more than general drivers because the sales that affect the amount of commission pay increase in proportion to the mileage. In addition, sales can fluctuate depending on the season.
What are driver allowances?
A driver's salary includes various allowances. Here, we will explain the various allowances that you may be interested in.
late night allowance
A truck driver's working hours are divided into two types: day shift and night shift. If you choose to work the night shift, you will be paid a “night shift allowance”. However, this late-night allowance is not limited to drivers. According to Article 37, Paragraph 4 of the Labor Standards Act, wages that are 25% higher than normal are to be paid for all work from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am.
no accident allowance
A no-accident allowance is an allowance paid to drivers who have had no accidents for one month. General transportation companies provide a no-accident allowance for either vehicle accidents while driving or damage to cargo. The amount of the accident-free allowance varies depending on the company, but many companies pay about 10,000 to 30,000 yen. However, since payment of the no-accident allowance is not mandatory, the payment conditions differ depending on the company. For details, please check with each shipping company.
Drivers, including long-distance drivers, tend to have longer restraint times. Therefore, the concept of time to rest is special. A typical office worker has a "rest period" during working hours, but in the case of a driver, it is not a break period but a free time away from work, a so-called "rest period". Drivers are required to take at least 8 hours of rest per day. In addition, holidays are defined as 8 hours rest + 24 hours, i.e. 32 hours away from work. In addition, considering the burden of labor, drivers are only allowed to work on holidays up to one day every two weeks. The holiday allowance is 35% higher than the regular wage.
Early departure allowance
If you need to come to work earlier than usual, you will be paid an "early departure allowance", which is 25% more than your normal wage.
perfect attendance allowance
The "perfect attendance allowance" paid to those who work without absence is also called "precision allowance" by the company. Although payment of this allowance for perfect attendance is not obligatory, more than half of transportation companies are preparing to provide it. Regarding the amount of allowance, many places set the same amount as the no-accident allowance.
Be the driver that everyone needs!
The salaries and allowances for drivers are generous compared to those of ordinary salaried workers, so it can be said that they are at a high level while they are young. The “Transact Group” provides optimal proposals to meet various needs, such as temporary staffing, recruitment, temporary staffing, and business contracting. Therefore, it is possible to introduce excellent human resources with the right person in the right place and create an environment that is easy to work. Why don't you consider dispatching a driver?
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Even if you know that there is a driver dispatch service in the world, you do not know where to contact even if you want to ask. You can find a lot of service companies by searching the Internet, but I'm worried about how to negotiate. What points should be kept in mind when negotiating?
■ Hearing about the desired driver immediately after making an inquiry
As soon as you contact the driver dispatch service company, we will hear about the driver you want. In that case, first go back to the starting point of why you ask for driving and select a person. If your goal is sightseeing, tell them and they will send you people who are familiar with the sights in the area. If you add a request to eat delicious food, you may be taken to a gourmet spot that only the locals know. Also, if you would like to ask for a location bus, you will be introduced to someone who has the skills to drive a large vehicle safely, knows the location suitable for the location, and is familiar with the shops that arrange location lunch boxes.
■ Estimate from the most requested dispatch form / operation system
According to the Specified Worker Dispatch Law, the dispatch of workers such as drivers is divided into three types: "general worker dispatch", "specific worker dispatch", and "introducer scheduled dispatch". The maximum contract period for "general worker dispatch" is 3 years, and there is no upper limit for the dispatch period for "specific worker dispatch". In addition, in "introducer dispatch", you will be dispatched as a temporary employee and will be working for a period of up to 6 months. You should carefully consider which contract method to use. In addition, it is also necessary to establish a concrete operation system, such as the time to be picked up every day and the time to wait as a driver. It is important to get a quote after firmly arranging the dispatch form and operation system.
■ Introducing a driver that matches your wishes, and if there is no problem, a contract is concluded!
If you tell the driver dispatch service company about the desired personnel, you will be introduced to the personnel who are likely to meet your wishes. If the purpose of use is for a day-only tour such as a sightseeing tour, there is no problem if you decide on the ease of talking and personality. However, when it comes to chauffeurs for executives with long-term contracts, driving skills are not the only skills required of that person. You should choose someone who has good business etiquette so that you will not be ashamed to accompany you anywhere. To do this, it's a good idea to have some candidates come out and have an interview. In addition, it is important to have a good relationship with the officer who will be the passenger for the longest relationship. It is a good idea to have an officer present at the time of the interview and select a person who is convinced.
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The role of an officer is a very important and responsible role. There are many busy people, and there may be some who find it difficult to manage schedules and work. An executive secretary is recommended because it supports such a busy executive. In this article, we will introduce the main job contents of the executive secretary who will be a reassuring partner for your business and the merits of hiring it.
1. What is the job content of an executive secretary?
The duties of an executive secretary are wide-ranging. First of all, basic duties include "answering phones and visitors". It is common to coordinate visitor appointments and serve tea during visits. In addition, "schedule management" is one of the important jobs of the secretary. There is a pattern in which the executive manages their own schedule and shares it with the secretary, and a pattern in which the secretary puts in a schedule and informs the executive. In addition, we also make "business trip arrangements". Know the executive's schedule in advance and arrange transportation such as planes and trains. In addition to that, I am in charge of tasks such as checking emails received by officers and preparing materials. You will often create documents necessary for business using PowerPoint.
2. What are the skills required for an executive secretary?
In order to perform the above tasks without any problems, an executive secretary is required to have various skills. First of all, computer skills such as Word and Excel. Skills to handle Office software are necessary to create materials used by executives, and of course you must also know basic operations such as e-mail and Internet search. Familiarity with business documents is also an important point, as materials and emails will be written in business-appropriate language.
Depending on where you work, such as foreign-affiliated companies and companies that export products overseas, you may be required to have language skills. English is especially in high demand, so it shouldn't hurt to learn it. Next, information management ability to select and manage information appropriately is also one of the skills required for a secretary. In particular, managing information about your boss's schedule should be treated with caution. Finally, communication skills to facilitate human relationships are also essential skills. A secretary who can mediate between the boss and the people involved and give a good impression to everyone is useful.
3. What are the merits of becoming an executive secretary?
The first advantage of becoming an executive secretary is that you can acquire business etiquette and a polite demeanor. Due to the nature of the work of supporting executives, executive secretaries will always be working around top-notch people. Through dealing with visitors and entertainment, you will naturally acquire an attitude suitable for business, which will also help you improve your skills. Business etiquette and a polite demeanor should be very useful in jobs other than secretarial work.
Another appeal of secretarial work is that it allows you to interact with executives that you normally don't get to interact with. When working in a clerical position, there are few opportunities to interact with management. It is one of the great rewards of a secretary to be involved on a daily basis with the executives who move the company.
And the executive secretary has the advantage of being able to work with pride. There must be many people who dreamed of being a secretary since childhood. You'll feel proud when you're in a job you aspire to, and when you're behind the board.
4. What are the disadvantages of becoming an executive secretary?
While there are many benefits to being an executive secretary, there are also some drawbacks. First of all, the executive secretary must work according to the convenience of the executive. If the executive works late at night, you may have to work overtime, so you may not be able to schedule private appointments. Even when I leave my seat for a little while, I need to call out to other secretaries and ask them to take my place, so I have to be careful. In addition, secretaries work closely with officers. The hard part of secretarial work is that you have to understand the personality of the executive and always think about what they are looking for. In addition, I sometimes worry about interpersonal relationships in the secretariat. There are dozens of secretaries working in large companies, and most of them are women.
5. What is the average annual salary of an executive secretary?
The average annual income of executive secretaries is said to be around 4-4.5 million yen for full-time employees. If you convert it to a monthly salary, it will be around 350,000 yen. The average hourly wage for temporary workers is around 1,700 yen. However, annual income and hourly wages vary greatly depending on the workplace and skills, so it is not possible to generalize. If you work overtime almost every day to match the officer in charge, your annual income will naturally be higher. In addition, secretaries who speak English fluently and who are highly regarded for their work performance tend to be paid higher.
6. What are the characteristics of a person who is suitable for an executive secretary?
The ideal executive secretary is someone who can take care of everyone. Executives are more productive when secretaries look out for everyone around them. It is also important to be able to sense what executives are looking for and act in anticipation. Executives are very busy and don't have the time to tell them exactly what they need to do. Therefore, a secretary who decides the necessary work by himself and completes it is highly valued.
Next, people who can act calmly even if something happens are also suitable for executive secretaries. Unexpected situations are inevitable in secretarial work, such as sudden visits by executives from other companies and canceled schedules. It will be difficult for someone who is panicked and unable to do anything when something happens to do the job of a secretary without any problems. We are looking for people who can always have a relaxed mind and can calmly deal with incidents.
A secretary who comes into contact with important people in the company on a daily basis is in a position where it is easy to know the confidential information of the company. For this reason, it is important to be firm and not leak company secrets. People who are good at conveying information are also suitable for executive secretaries. In order not to waste the time of busy executives, the ability to report only necessary matters in a compact manner is required.
7. What are the benefits of hiring an executive secretary?
What are the benefits of hiring an executive secretary? Specific benefits include:
7-1. You can concentrate on your main work
By hiring a secretary, executives have the advantage of being able to concentrate on their main business. In many cases, executives are responsible for important tasks for business continuity, such as deciding corporate policies and holding discussions with executives of business partners. However, busy executives are busy with various clerical work other than their main work, and it is not uncommon that "the main work does not proceed as expected." Even in such a case, a secretary can be entrusted with messy work. By entrusting secretaries with tasks that executives do not need to do directly, it is possible to create an environment where they can concentrate on their main tasks.
7-2. Oversee miscellaneous affairs
If you hire an executive secretary, it can be said that it is a big merit that "it supervises miscellaneous affairs". There is a wide range of daily miscellaneous tasks such as answering phones and emails, managing schedules and preparing documents. Although executives need to supervise these operations, it is extremely difficult to handle them in the middle of their main operations. Many executives have their secretaries supervise such a huge amount of miscellaneous affairs. If you hire an excellent secretary, you can rest assured that not only will you handle miscellaneous affairs, but they will also thoroughly check the quality. By having the secretary accurately distribute miscellaneous tasks and give appropriate instructions, you can expect results that are comparable to those of executives themselves.
7-3. Become a business adviser
Due to their position, executives sometimes find it difficult to speak frankly with other employees. Business is full of problems. However, there are many cases where people feel lonely and stressed because they have no one to talk to about their worries. Even in such cases, having a secretary can be a good business adviser. The secretary mainly deals with management and executives, and is not involved in hierarchical relationships or factions within the company. Therefore, you can talk freely without any hesitation. You can rest assured that confidentiality will be taken seriously. Also, if you have a secretary as a consultation partner for business, projects, etc., you can hear objective opinions. By consulting with someone you trust, you will be able to proceed with your work from multiple perspectives.
■Executive secretaries are business partners
Hiring an executive secretary has many benefits. Not only do you leave miscellaneous chores to them, but they will also be active as a reliable partner in your business, such as having them consult with you at times. The temporary staffing service “Transact” introduces high-quality secretaries. How about using Transact to find an excellent secretary?
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What kind of day would you spend if you were dispatched to work as an executive driver? Are working hours irregular? What about overtime? Some people are curious about it. Let's take a look at the life cycle of how executive drivers live.
■ Main driver's wake-up time and how to spend the morning
Although the working hours of officers and drivers vary slightly depending on the dispatch contractor, they are generally restricted from 9 am to 6 pm, 9 hours including 1 hour break. The wake-up time will be adjusted to the start time of work, but in the morning you must have enough time to inspect and clean the vehicle. In particular, cleaning should always keep the inside of the car clean so that the officers can spend as much comfort as possible. Therefore, it seems that many people get up early. When the car is in good condition, put it in place. If you are asked to go to work before working hours, you need to wake up at that time. In the morning after the transfer of officers, we will perform simple cleaning and checking inside the car.
■ The main way of spending the afternoon of the driver
Depending on where you are dispatched, you may have some free time to spend the afternoon. It is also possible to take a break or a nap in the workplace where there is a driver's waiting room. Sometimes you can chat with your fellow drivers over a cup of tea, read a magazine, or play on your smartphone. On the other hand, there are times when the schedule of visits is full in the afternoon, and when officers have an appointment for a night banquet, they may have to wait hours in the car until the banquet is over. There are days when the officers are sent to their homes at midnight, and then the work is finally completed after cleaning and inspecting the inside of the car, and it is difficult to manage their physical condition when working hours become irregular. Furthermore, although the schedule of officers is decided in advance, there are many cases where the car is suddenly released in the afternoon. The way the executive driver spends the afternoon seems to have plenty of breaks, but it can also be said to be time to prepare for a sudden job or an evening transfer.
■ Driver's work end time and bedtime
If the officer's schedule is as determined in advance, the business end time will be the fixed time agreed in the contract. There may be some work left to do, such as filling out daily reports and cleaning the car, but overtime work is rare. Therefore, there is plenty of time at night. However, it is the job of the executive driver to stay on top of it. Sometimes you have to answer a sudden night call. For example, due to a sudden trouble with a business partner, a call may come in after the business is completed. In this way, bedtime is not usually irregular, but if a sudden situation occurs, the work end time will be considerably delayed, so bedtime will extend to midnight. Let's do it.
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