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How to: Making your building as bike-friendly as possible

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 7/26/19 2:10 PM

Whether your office is located in a multi-tenant building or you’re the building’s only occupant, accommodating the commuting needs of the people who work in your building is a growing concern. One of the hottest topics? Bicyclists. People who make the effort to bike to work want to feel like they’re recognized, especially because so much of the world around them is designed for cars. So how can you make your building bike-friendly?

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Topics: Workplace, Mobility, Employee Experience, Commuter Benefits

Commuter Benefits Breakdown: Chicago, IL.

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 7/24/19 3:46 PM

With a population of about 2.7 million, Chicago is not only the biggest city in the midwest, but the third largest city in the United States overall. Despite being plagued with bitter winters, Chicago continues to be a hotspot for employers and job seekers alike. 

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Topics: Workplace, Employee Experience, Commuter Benefits

TransitScreen rundown: Commuter benefits 101

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 7/23/19 12:13 PM

We at TransitScreen love all things commuter benefits. We've covered this topic for quite some time — everything from bikeshare, scooters, pre-tax benefits, and more (even which podcasts to check out during your trip). 

With so much information out there, it can be difficult to find exactly what you're looking for. So, we've created your online bible to commuter benefits. Step into our breakdown of everything you need to know for your company — no matter the size or industry of your business, we've got you covered!

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Topics: TDM, Workplace, Mobility, Employee Experience, Commuter Benefits

Everything you need to know about employer TDM requirements in Seattle

Posted by Jordan Griffin on 7/18/19 2:55 PM

With companies such as Amazon, Starbucks, and Microsoft calling Seattle home, the number of daily commuters coming into the city every day is only going to continue increasing. In most cases, this means a corresponding increase in the number of cars on the road, but Seattle is leading the fight to minimize single-occupancy vehicle commutes. In fact, despite adding 60,000 jobs from 2010 to 2017, the city actually decreased the drive-alone rate, according to a report from Commute Seattle. So how did they do it?

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Topics: Smart Cities, TDM, Workplace, Mobility, Employee Experience

The truth behind employee burnout

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 7/11/19 9:59 AM

At this point you're used to hearing how millennials are disrupting the traditional workplace. Policies like flexible work hours, remote work, gym memberships, and extended maternity and paternity breaks are becoming industry norms — all changes that have been closely tied to millennial demands who make a majority of the workplace. Why are employers offering more benefits and amenities to their employees than ever before?

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Topics: Workplace, Employee Experience

Why McDonald's swapped suburbs for city

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 7/8/19 5:18 PM

In 2018, McDonald's relocated its headquarters from suburban Oak Brook to downtown Chicago, Illinois. The burger makers have followed other corporations like Motorola and Kraft Heinz into the city in order to attract younger talent. What made them and so many others make this decision, and what are they doing to handle the move, manage employee retainment, and increase satisfaction in the city?

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Topics: Real Estate, Workplace, Mobility, Workspace Design, Employee Experience

Commuter benefits breakdown: Seattle, WA.

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 7/4/19 3:34 PM

Home to the Space Needle, great seafood, and plenty of tech companies — Seattle, Washington is a wonderful city to live in. Starting January 2020, it's going to get even better once a law goes into effect making it mandatory for businesses of 20 or more employees to offer commuter benefits. Can't wait to ring in the new year? Neither can the many commuters who call Seattle home.

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Topics: TDM, Workplace, Mobility, Employee Experience, Commuter Benefits