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

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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

Shivani Misri Sad­hoo Founder Saarthi Coun­selling Ser­vices

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