Youngest business drivers spending most time on the road proving need for Unified Communications

Posted by: Jo Love
Category: Blog, Business Phone System, Unified Communications

Millennials are travelling more for business than their older colleagues, and they expect WiFi to be available on the move.

Research by Europcar UK shows that 38% of 18 to 34-year-olds spending between five and six hours on trips per week, compared to 36% of 34 to 44-year-olds and 15% of 45 to 54-year-olds.

Across all age groups, three to four hours is the average amount of time business travellers spend on trips for business each week.

But, again, it is the millennials that represent the highest proportion at 41%, compared to 27% of 34 to 44-year-olds and 18% of 45 to 54-year-olds.

The Europcar survey also revealed that free WiFi is the new ‘breakfast included’ with 82% of millennials putting access to WiFi or ‘staying connected’ as their top priority when travelling for business.

Free breakfast came second (69%), followed by free parking (59%).

Neil McManus of GHM Communications says: “Our Unified Communications solutions are the perfect answer for the growing flexibility required by workers in the UK. They are designed specifically to keep teams connected wherever they are working from with features such as web collaboration, instant messaging, video and audio calling.

“Team members can work from anywhere using any mobile device but their primary business extension is the only number their callers get to see. With continuous presence management, users can set their availability and can see the status of others so there are fewer wasted calls and less voicemails.

“As this research proves, business doesn’t just happen in the office anymore. Workforces are mobile, flexible and often remote. You need a phone system that is as flexible as your workforce.”

Speak to our specialist Unified Communications team today on 01865 367111.


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