Author: Charles Kim
With greater opportunities for flexible work schedules and technology that allows commuters to work on the go, more employees are making the move in search of larger living space, a wider selection of schools, and a change of pace in general. The population of extreme commuters (employees who travel at least two hours each way, five days a week) is growing.
For these employees, the extreme commute (work-related travel that is at least two hours each way, five days a week) may not be so extreme. But according to a recent report, with 41% of employees saying they spend three or more hours a week on personal financial matters, it puts the higher cost of the commute in both money and time, squarely on the map.
More than ever, commuter benefits are key to retaining employees considering this change and attracting employees from a talent pool that seems to be moving further away. Here are ways to put the benefit in the spotlight and to ensure employees are fully aware of the value of participating.
Charles Kim is a New York City-based writer and communications consultant who covers topics in a real estate, finance, sustainability, transportation and employee benefits.
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