This week one of our employees came to work and plugged her electric car in (via a wire through a window into our reception area).
The CEO contacted me (having seen the wire when she arrived) to ask me what our obligations are in this regard. I told her none, we are no more obliged to charge an employee's car than we are to provide a petrol pump. However, we are a technology business and we are very keen to attract (and retain) 'Millennial's', so it has made my mind focus towards what we should consider in the future.
While we only currently have one employee with an electric car, I am conscious this is likely to increase fairly quickly over time.
We don't have proper charging points on-site and it is not practical (or safe) to have wires draped through windows.
I'm interested to know what other SME's are doing about this (if anything) and whether the wider Community believes this will soon become a deciding factor when employees are job hunting.
I would be particularly keen to have a chat with someone who has invested in charging points to hear their experiences.
I can honestly say this hadn't actually crossed my mind until this week....every day's a school day in HR!
Any input would be greatly appreciated!