Commute Time Key Factor in Employee Retention
No one likes to commute to work, unless of course, you are of that special breed of worker that rolls out of bed and is in the "office" within steps, i.e. home office.
As the economy flows like molasses, companies are scrambling to do every thing they can to keep their employees engaged and productive, while making some tough decisions to keep the balance sheets in the black.
A new survey, however, indicates that commute time is a big factor in employee retention and not fuse ball tables, soda machines and free yoga classes.
Conducted by Regus, a workplace solutions provider, survey results reported that 16 percent of the U.S. workforce has considered leaving a job as a result of commuting distance in general.
Obviously, as the distance of a commute increases, so does the disdain.
Thirty-three percent of people polled claim that, despite enjoying their jobs, they have considered resigning due to a commute of an hour or more.
These long commutes are fueled by traffic congestion, distance traveled and construction delays.
Conducted in August and September of 2009, the research includes responses from 11,000 businesses in 13 countries.