Natalie Runnerstrom

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To talk or not: How to have more productive meetings

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 6/25/19 1:16 PM

Great things can come from meetings: new ideas, creative problem-solving, increased collaboration and communication skills, and workplace connections. They can take 5 minutes, 20 minutes, or even go on for multiple hours, but it's a fine line between an important meeting and one that's gone on for too long. How do you know when a meeting starts feeling less productive or more like a waste of time? 

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Topics: Workplace, HR Benefits

Unburden yourself from one of America's biggest financial stressors: cars

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 6/20/19 2:09 PM

It's a Tuesday morning and you're driving down the highway to your job, the normal morning traffic continuing like it does every other day. Suddenly a bus comes down the HOV lane to your left, while you're still sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Maybe driving alone to work wasn't the best idea after all.

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Topics: Workplace, Mobility, HR Benefits

Pros and cons of an open office

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 6/17/19 9:20 PM

Open offices can come in many different shapes and sizes. If you don't like your current arrangement, there are plenty of ways to fix that! But at the end of the day, an open office may just not be for you. Let's take a look at the ups and downs of this increasingly popular office design. 

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Topics: Workplace, HR Benefits

Commuter benefits breakdown: New York City, NY

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 6/13/19 11:09 AM

New York City is one of the busiest cities around. Millions of Americans call the historic city home, and millions more visit every year. The hustle and bustle can get quite chaotic, but we're here to break down how you can make it easier for your NYC-based employees to move around with a little more cash in their pockets and little less stress in the office.

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Topics: TDM, Workplace, Mobility, HR Benefits, Commuter Benefits

Your employees don't care about kegs in the office, but here's what does matter.

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 6/11/19 10:13 AM

You've got your office design figured out, so now what? Whether you're deciding to have assigned desks or opt for hot desking (great for primarily remote workforces), you need to think about what else you're filling your office with. Being in the office from sunrise to sundown means that your employees expect to have an office with the right amenities.

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Topics: Workplace, HR Benefits

Why you should be charging for parking by the day, not by the month

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 6/7/19 12:21 PM

Would you like to spend 19 days a year in a car stuck in traffic? It sounds like a post-apocalyptic nightmare, but it's actually the average amount of time Americans waste taking solo car commutes every year. 

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Topics: TDM, Real Estate, Workplace, Mobility, HR Benefits

Study: Shower facilities make employees 5X more likely to bike to work

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 6/4/19 5:10 PM

Here at TransitScreen we like to help our employees have the most convenient commute possible and for some of our staff, that includes bikes! But, no one has the same commute and with so many modes of transit at our disposal, you may not even travel the same every day. That's why we provide shower facilities for our employees who like to bike to work, or via another form of travel that may not leave you squeaky clean when you get to work!

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Topics: TDM, Workplace, Mobility, HR Benefits