The environment of daily instability creates pain for both the employee and your business. Really, does anyone want to spend time dealing with transportation? If your car has good tires, a half-tank of gas, and if the engine turns over on the first try, then you don’t spend time worrying about transportation.
However, what if your employees don’t have reliable transportation? What if they are taking two or three public buses to get to work? If the first bus isn’t on schedule, then most likely the employee will not make it to work on time.
Have you given thought to public transportation schedules? Do buses and trains run on a schedule that allows your employees to clock in on time? Take a few minutes to check this out. Companies that think outside the box are using taxi vouchers, ride share apps like Uber and Lyft, bus and train vouchers, church buses, and some are even paying employees to ride bicycles to work. These are all transportation alternatives that can help stabilize the workplace.
What can your business implement to ease the pain of transportation issues?
Ruth Weirich, national consultant and author of Workplace Stability, is a management professional experienced in business operations efficiency and profitability. Ruth will help you identify the range of factors that create instability for employees and provide effective techniques and tactics for creating stability in the workplace.