Commuting is a big deal for your current Transportation / Logistics people.
So much so that is raising to the importance is get as important or more as healthcare is. Approximately 25% of employees have left a job as a result of a painful commute. Commutes for these employees have increased from 21 mins one-way to 27 mins one-way. Since more people are driving solo to work means parking structures are overwhelmed and employers need to find ways to do more with less real estate.
Candidates consider commuting when they are looking for a job. Existing employees would take a pay cut to have a short commute. One way they can handle it is to cover transportation costs, but that may end up with more solo car use. You could also cover their bus, subway or express train costs. Most of these companies have a monthly pass. There are other possible options such as:
- Survey employees with questions about commute length, mode, satisfaction, and parking to employees to understand their commuting issues.
- Develop a specific commute-related proposal based on your survey responses for the company based on parking real estate, people, or sustainability pain points or priorities.
- Look at different commute options and develop a cost to address critical areas of the solution for commuting problems.
- Educate your employees on their commuting options and train managers to identify employees that are struggling with a difficult commute.
- Work with local governments and other commuting demand organizations who work with public organizations to address commute-related issues.
I lose a big percentage of Transportation / Logistics candidates who turn down jobs I talk to them about due to a long commute. I have employees who balk at a one-hour commute and the average commute in America is 54 minutes. They want 30 minutes or less.