As much as the customer has always been right in marketing terms, it appears Uber has taken into account the frustrations of its own Drivers which has resulted in negative publicity for the company in recent times. Uber has just released a publication that guides users on how they can also become 5 star riders making it easier for drivers to function effectively.
Not hiding its worries, Uber clearly states, “Everyone deserves to have a 5-star trip experience – both riders and drivers. But, sometimes your rating just doesn’t live up to expectations.”
Some attitudes of many Riders leave room for concern: some could be shouting loudly at the Driver; maybe you insisted on blasting Davido songs through your aux cable; leaving food scraps in the passenger seats; and a host of other misdemeanors. The Company will like to remind you that every ride gives you a new opportunity to boost your rating! Reason for the release of these three (3) pro tips;
1. Right place, right time
If your pick-up becomes a game of cat and mouse, your driver is more likely to rate you lower. Do your best to double check that the pin is dropped at your exact location and request from there. Running a few minutes late? Text or call your driver to let them know.
2. Ready or not, here comes your Uber
Be mindful of your driver’s time – their time is valuable and they have their own errands to attend to. If you’re requesting for a group of friends, gather up your crew before requesting.
3. Respect your ride
Treat your driver’s vehicle like it’s your own. You wouldn’t leave trash in the backseat, right? And you wouldn’t slam the door upon getting out, right? Driver-partners use their own vehicles, so please do your best to ensure that the vehicle is in the same condition when you get out as it was when you got in.
Additional courtesies Uber calls for is being able to treated your Driver as you would want him or her to treat you. Never forget saying hello to them and introduce yourself before getting into the car. This the company believes helps Drivers ensure they’re picking up the right rider so that you can both be on your way!
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Womenpreneur Digital Hub to Promote Digital Skills & More for MENA Women
The Entrepreneurship Academy of the SANAD Fund for MSME and Womenpreneur Initiative have once again teamed up to champion women’s economic equality in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In March 2021, the partners launched the Womenpreneur Digital Hub, an online knowledge and resource-sharing platform that aims to expand women’s access to skills-building tools in a time when lockdowns and economic contraction have disproportionately impacted female employment in the region.
The coronavirus crisis has forced many women out of the workplace through a constellation of factors: Economically, it has taken a particularly heavy toll on sectors where women are overrepresented, such as retail, care, and food service. School and daycare closures have added further pressure, with many households placing the responsibility for at-home schooling and childcare solely upon women. As a result, although women in MENA comprise only a quarter of the region’s total workforce, they account for over half of COVID-related job losses.
The Womenpreneur Digital Hub aims to help women regain their economic footing through a three-fold approach. First, online training will be offered free of charge for hub members to hone skills that empower them on the job market, such as financial knowledge, digital literacy, and business management. High-profile speakers will provide insights into current industry trends and tips on accessing career opportunities. Second, the hub will connect users for mutual information and support, experience exchange, and valuable network-building. In this way, the platform intends to accelerate the third factor, which is to open up potential employment paths for those whose careers have been upended by the crisis.
Ines Ebrecht, Chairperson of the SANAD Technical Assistance Facility which runs the SANAD Entrepreneurship Academy, said: “Women’s employment is not only a social justice issue, it is also an economic one. Women’s ability to participate in the workforce not only provides them with financial stability and freedom on an individual level, it also enables an economy to fully open the tap on creativity, entrepreneurship, productivity, and income generation. The SANAD Entrepreneurship Academy is glad to once again join with Womenpreneur Initiative to advance gender parity as a key to prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa.”
Womenpreneur CEO and founder Sana Afouaiz said: “The pandemic provoked a major setback in gender equality and threatens to walk back decades of progress. Yet we can also pivot to grasp the opportunities. As the world entered into lockdown, the transition to online work has created a growing demand for digital jobs. The Womenpreneur Digital Hub is targeted toward equipping women to future-proof their skills and give them valuable knowledge for the employment market. Our aim is to ensure that every woman and girl in MENA has access to the tools that will help her realize her full economic potential.”
Sign up for the hub at: www.womenpreneur-digital.com
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