Corporate holiday parties and banquets are often the most anticipated company event of the year in Houston; people from all departments come together, put work talk aside and bond over the holidays. It is great for company morale as people enjoy delicious catered food, prize giveaways, dancing and an open or cash bar. This is why you should worry about keeping your employees safe at holiday parties.
While it all sounds like an amazing time for everyone these events can also lead to a little bit of splurging on alcohol consumption as people tend to unwind during the holidays before it’s back to business, as usual, come Jan 2nd. This can put your employees at great risk of alcohol-related injuries if they cannot find safe transportation after your event. It’s not a rare problem actually—stats show that a little over 20% of employees go overboard on drinking at company parties. This translates into about 1 out of 5 employees being intoxicated at a corporate holiday event—that’s quite a shockingly high ratio.
When you take into consideration that when your company provides alcohol at a corporate sponsored event; if someone has too much to drink and gets into an alcohol-related accident—your company could be held liable in a court of law. That is a lot of risks your company doesn’t have to take if you just invest in one simple risk mitigating measure.
Hire A Houston Limo Service For Safe Employee Transportation
Since we know that binge drinking at corporate holiday parties can be a problem for corporations; and companies still want to show their appreciation with a good party—how do you mitigate the chances of your employees getting into an accident following the party?
The answer is hiring Houston transportation provider, Excelsior Transportation. By providing a shuttle service that takes employees that are too intoxicated to drive back to their residence; you ensure the safety of your employees, mitigate your company liability and avoid any unnecessary tragedies over the holidays.
Why Not Just Use Uber or Lyft?
That’s a common question and there are valid points that people don’t really think of when considering one of the two rideshare companies.
- Uber & Lyft Drivers are just part-time drivers that do not have to undergo extensive training, insurance approved safety and first aid courses as well as evasive and defensive driving training on a regular basis.
- You cannot guarantee that you will have enough rideshare drivers in the area to service all of your employees in a timely manner.
- Rideshare driver cars are poorly regulated and quality of vehicles vary.
- Uber & Lyft both have been in the news often regarding drivers that slipped through the cracks and have felony records or are not trustworthy. That could be a big problem when trusting them to take inebriated employees home safely without harm. It’s unlikely, but still not a chance you want to take.
- When you compare rideshares for multitudes of employees of varying distance; contracting a Houston limo service like Excelsior is actually more cost effective.
Why Excelsior Is Your Best Option
Listen, we know there are many Houston limo service providers to choose from; but we also can affirm with confidence that we are a tier above our competitors. We are committed to providing a level of service that is above and beyond what anyone in the Houston transportation service industry is offering. From the quality and amenities of our vehicles to the extensive training our staff goes through—when you contract Excelsior for your corporate holiday party you are getting the upper echelon of transportation for several reasons.
We Are Sticklers On Safety
Safety precautions are something we unapologetically go way overboard with. That is because when it comes to safety, preparedness for anything is and always will be the only way to ensure the safety of our clients, our employees and the general public we work amongst.
Our chauffeurs go through a rigorous background check, exhaustive training courses and are under 24/7 monitoring by a live person when on the clock. We leave nothing to chance as our vehicles are fully loaded out with infrared cameras inside and out to ensure our drivers are held accountable for their actions and praised for excellent service.
We use these recordings to provide coaching and development if needed, and also in cases of exceptional service and good examples of the quality we look for; we use that footage to train new staff. Vehicles are all GPS tracked and we monitor driving habits as well. Speed, hard braking or turning, and rate of acceleration are metrics that all drivers are graded on for performance increases.
Even though we go through extensive background checks for every driver, only hire the ones we completely trust and we provide them with hours and hours of exhaustive hands-on training—our reinforcement methods are just another measure of safety we feel is a value to our clients.
Is it a bit overboard? Some may say so, but our safety record shows that what we do is working and working well. We take the mentality of better to overprepare on safety than to be underprepared and cause an accident. Our drivers are always on alert and prepared for anything—your safety is their number one mission on each assignment.
We Employ The Latest Technology
From booking to navigation and tracking our fleet, we continuously invest in the latest and top of the line technology available to serve our clients in the best way possible with a smooth experience with features such as:
- Streamlined online booking
- Accurate real-time GPS monitoring of vehicles
- State-of-the-art integrated software and communications system
- Automated credit card authorization and processing
While there are many more technological features we employ to make our service as seamless and organized as it is, it would be too much to cover here—however, one of our transportation consultants would be happy to explain them to you in detail.
Our Premier Fleet Is Flawless
Our premier fleet of limos, executive shuttles, and party buses are second to none in the Houston transportation service industry. We have taken extreme measures to cultivate and earn the reputation our premier fleet has for being the best of the best. From the handpicked interior designs, premium sound systems, High def entertainment, and luxurious accents—we have combed over the most finite details with our fleet.
Our fleet is constantly rotated for balanced wear and we always follow a strict continuous maintenance and refurbishment program that ensures the vehicle that services you is in pristine condition.
Ready To Book For Your Corporate Holiday Party?
If you’ve been trying to find the right transportation solution for your employees this holiday season; look no further than Excelsior Transportation. Our obsession with safety, customer service, and luxury are what sets us apart from any other Houston limo service.
Contact one of our transportation specialists today to book our fleet for your corporate party and make sure your employees get home safely to their families.