Going that extra mile…
It is vital for organisations to ensure commute for employees who come from far and work late hours, feels Shivani Misri Sadhoo
In today's global business environment, maintaining good talent is an essential requirement to sustain industrial leadership for companies; organisations today are putting their best efforts to convert their offices into the best working place in India. In such employee centric efforts, optimising shuttle services for employees is a relevant action that benefits both the organisation and its employees.
According to University School of Medicine in Saint Louis and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, people who commute over 10 miles (16 km) daily affects the persons health dramatically. The report states that a person's blood sugar and cholesterol rises when he/she drives more than 16 km daily. Unfortunately, a large percentage of top organisations in India are located in the outskirts (like Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad), that is more than 20-25 kms away from the central city.
Hence when an organisation ensures optimal shuttle services for its employees, such action reduces stress-related health problems associated with driving. Employee shuttles allow added down time for employees that ultimately drives productivity, employees can have added time to prepare for the day, check their emails or catch up on the news.
Apart from employee's health benefits optimised shuttle services, it also helps organisations in terms of: 1. Better Punctuality:
With more employees using shuttle services, organisation witnesses better workplace satisfaction as well as an increase in punctuality. Keeping a well-connected sense of teamwork is the key and with the ongoing trend of shuttle services, a company can be known for supporting a better work-life balance.
2. Women safety:
To a large extent shuttle services help women employees to feel safe to commute as compared to public transport. Hence shuttle services are an important factor for women talents to join and continue to work in an organisation.
3. 24X7 operational capability:
With shuttle services for employees, companies can operate 24x7 operations. That helps if the organisationservesinternationalclientsatdifferent time zones.
4. Strengthen reputation:
Shuttle services provide a visible evidence for aspiring talents that the company cares for its employees.
5. Saving money:
With rentals going sky high, maintaining parking area is costly, but with shuttle services, parking space in office is also an option.
With the ongoing trend of shuttle services, a company can be known for supporting a better work-life balance