If 80% of life is just showing up, what is your company doing to ensure your employees get where they need to go?
Progressive employers, mostly on the coasts, have been using commuter benefits to help employees turn their post-tax expense into a pre-tax benefit. Companies are constantly looking for cost savings and automation to reduce expenses and ensure that they have a healthy, happy, and productive workforce. Business Leaders and HR teams are constantly thinking of creative solutions to solve problems that hinder their employees on a daily basis. As companies continue to think about how to improve the lives and conditions of employees at work, organizations need to continue to ask themselves how they are differentiating from their competitors in the race to attract and retain top talent. Providing commuter benefits at your organization will not only guarantee a diverse talent pipeline, but provides employers with favorable tax benefits while reducing the need for single occupancy vehicles.
Equitable transportation has been an ongoing discussion for the last 50 years. While most employees rely on their own vehicles to get to and from work, studies have shown that 23% of workers have had to quit their jobs due to commuting challenges. Almost every job application has the following statement: “Do you have reliable transportation?” Has anyone that checked No EVER gotten the job? This question is a filtering mechanism, but Commuter Benefits allow employers to change that question into a statement: “If you need transportation, these options are available to employees.”