Employee shuttles connect your business to a nearby transit hub and make it easier for staff to leave their cars at home and choose sustainable modes of travel. Read on to discover how implementing a shuttle service can help your business succeed.
- Your staff arrive at work less stressed
- Opportunity for staff bonding
- Lower demand for parking
- Makes workplace more desirable to recruits
Instead of the stress of driving during rush hour, and looking for parking, offering a shuttle service allows staff to avoid the hassle and take transit instead. Studies show that driving on busy streets elevates blood pressure and that the longer the distance you travel, the higher your blood pressure will be. i
Long commutes increase the risk of loneliness and social isolation.ii Offering a shuttle service gives staff a chance to meet each other outside of their departments and possibly form connections they wouldn’t have made otherwise if each employee had instead jumped in their own private vehicle at the end of the day.
Building more parking is expensive. It costs between $15,000 – $50,000 per space iii and that does not include annual maintenance and repair costs. With land increasingly becoming a scarce resource, sometimes building more parking isn’t even an option!
Almost a quarter of workers have left a job due to a bad commute, according to a survey by staffing firm Robert Half iv and studies have shown millennials prefer cycling, walking or taking transit over owning a vehicle.v Offering an easy way to get from a transit hub to your office makes your workplace stand out and helps you avoid missing out on great candidates just because they don’t own a car.
Making the commute less onerous goes a long way toward building an organization that attracts and retains top talent, while also achieving sustainability goals. Lower stress and higher wellbeing among staff also mean big gains in productivity for your workplace, so it’s a win-win for everyone!
i) TIME Magazine http://time.com/9912/10-things-your-commute-does-to-your-body/
iii) The Canadian Parking Association https://canadianparking.ca/the-high-cost-of-hospital-parking/