- The best workplaces for commuters have commuter-friendly programs like remote work opportunities, secure storage for bicycles, low-cost transit passes and emergency rides home, according to a new report. The organizations also invest in commuter programs to recruit and retain workers, lower facility costs, enhance employee benefits and support sustainability efforts, says Best Workplaces for Commuters.
- The organization identified 200 employers who support workers' commute between home and the workplace. The list includes Google, IBM, LinkedIn, Salesforce and several universities, among others.
- The organization assists employers in providing commuting benefits. The Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida manages the organization.
The constant commute to and from work became a focus of the workplace in the early 1990s. Since then, workers have had more commuting options, from ride-sharing and cycling to support sustainability initiatives, to work-from-home opportunities and flexible hours for work-life balance.
As more employers consider the holistic nature of wellness, the commute has received re-examination yet again; the commute is, for many, a constant source of stress. Providing different options can help reduce that stress, which can be a productivity killer for even the best employees. And employers that are committed to making the employee experience less stressful and more rewarding are being recognized as workplaces of choice.