Help Employees Beat the Commute
Offering a commute program can improve employee recruitment, retention, and productivity, and is an easy low-cost addition to an employee benefit package. Commute programs also help reduce emissions and greenhouse gases, which can help boost a company’s profile as a green business. What are you waiting for? Create an employee commute program today!
Commute Program Elements
Not all ideas or strategies will work for every organization, but typical commute programs include a range of parking programs, electric vehicle charging stations, carpooling and ride share promotions, biking amenities, telework and flex schedule options, and transit promotions and incentives. The Transportation Authority of Marin provides an emergency ride home program for all employees that choose to commute by walking, bike, transit, or ridesharing.
Depending on the size of your company, scheduling needs, and where employees live, approaches will vary to meet specific needs. A good first step in developing a commute program is to survey your employees to understand their current commute patterns and needs. If you’re not sure where to start, check out these sample commute surveys that 511.org provides to help your company get started. Click here to learn more about measures and strategies to consider as you design your program. Once you’ve put your program together, check out these tips on promotion to make sure that you get the most out of it, and share the handouts below with your employees!
511 How To’s
There are many different measures to consider when implementing an employee commute program. Once you’ve figured out what you want to offer, how do you do it? Below is a list of How To’s from 511.org on a wide range of commute program elements that should help get you going.
See the City of San Rafael Program or the County of Marin Program for examples of employer-provided commute programs.
More information and resources can be found at 511.org Employer Services.