Commuter benefits aren't required in every city or state, but the District of Columbia has a requirement for companies supporting 20 or more employees to offer commuter benefits. DC is one of the most congested cities in the United States, and its commuters can tell you that it gets stressful... fast. This is why we've broken down everything you need to know about getting your employees around in DC!
Open offices have swept over every industry and company size. Facebook has taken its win for having the largest open office floor plan in the world. But why is that even something to brag about? Inclusivity, collaboration, and innovation have given way to open offices.
Transit options are constantly growing and adapting to fit our changing needs, so why would you commute like you're living in the past (AKA single-occupancy vehicles)? We've been told for years now about the disadvantages of driving alone to work, and younger generations want more options.
What are some signs your company might be a good fit for a vanpool program? If you're not quite ready for a shuttle service but still want to make it easy for employees to get to and from the office. If you're in an area that's relatively removed from public transit, or a majority of your employees live in areas that don't have a lot of options. If you don't own your building's parking and are paying per space.
Your entire staff doesn't live in the same building, have the same commute, or the same personal life. Offering flexible work hours lets your employees know that you care about their time in and out office. Why does this matter so much? Well, employees are starting to speak out and stand up for the type of companies they want to work for.
Just like no one person is alike, no one company is either, so why have an office that's just like hundred other offices? You don't have to pour millions into your design in order to have a space you and your employees will be comfortable in 40 hours out of the week.
Between work, personal life, and your sanity it can be difficult to find time to give back, which is why volunteering programs at work can be so helpful. Corporations are the biggest sources of carbon emissions across the globe, and that's not a secret anymore.