Setting up and managing a legal mobility budget often requires some work.
To help you on your way, we spoke to expert Thierry Devresse from My Mobility Budget Butler.
Here are his 5 tips.
Tip 1. Update your mobility policy.
Thierry: “Implementing the legal mobility budget starts with an up-to-date mobility policy. In other words, a mobility policy focused on flexibility and reducing CO2 emissions.
Companies should look at the latest developments in mobility: electric vehicles, charging stations, charging cards… and alternative forms of transportation.
Electric cars fit nicely into Pillar 1 of the legal mobility budget: an environmentally friendly car.
The remaining budget can be spent by employees on alternative forms of transportation under Pillar 2.”
Tip 2. Think of teleworking
Thierry: “While you update your mobility policy, don’t forget teleworking either. We don’t call it ‘the new normal’ for nothing.
This extra degree of flexibility increases the success of the legal mobility budget.
By having more people work from home, employees feel less need for a big company car. Instead, they look for alternative solutions such as the mobility budget.”
He goes on: “Employees who work from home 50% of the time can even use their budget to cover housing costs. A very big advantage and one which is being taken advantage of eagerly.”
“The implementation of teleworking in your mobility policy increases the success of the legal mobility budget.”Thierry Devresse, My Mobility Budget Butler
Tip 3. Get guided through the implementation.
“The setup and implementation of the legal mobility budget take a lot of time. Especially when you try to figure it all out yourself.
With a consultant, you can save yourself tons of work.
He or she has the right expertise and immediately ensures that you are legally in order. With one to three days of consulting from an expert, you can get started.”
Tip 4. Manage administration with the right partner
“The right guidance not only makes the implementation of the legal mobility budget easier. An external partner also saves you a lot of time for managing it.”
Thierry explains: “Keeping track of reimbursements, subscriptions, commuting… it’s a lot of work. Not to mention how to keep track of the different budgets of your employees.
With the right partner, you keep control and stay afloat.
For a completely carefree experience, My Mobility Budget Butler works with Olympus Mobility. This way companies get optimal guidance for both implementation and mobility management.”
Tip 5. Communicate
Thierry: “The legal mobility budget is not immediately clear to everyone. Good communication is therefore essential.
I recommend providing thorough presentations. Tell your employees how it works, what they can use their budget for and how they can easily keep track of it.
You could even make videos.”
Thierry adds with a laugh: “Remember that you will always get questions afterwards. You may have already familiarized yourself with the matter, but for some, it’s completely new.
Still, all your work will pay off. Smooth communication results in greater satisfaction from your employees and greater interest in the legal mobility budget.”