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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, Corporate 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: Corporate 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, Corporate 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, Corporate Workplace, Mobility, Employee Experience

Top 4 reasons why you're losing your top talent

Posted by Natalie Runnerstrom on 7/2/19 11:47 AM

Retaining top talent is important to maintaining your well-oiled machine of a company. Articles often paint millennials as flighty because many often leave a job within two years rather than spending significant periods of time at one company. But isn't there more to the story? What's causing employees like yours to call it quits?

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Topics: Corporate Workplace, Mobility, Employee Experience

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: Corporate Workplace, Employee Experience

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: Corporate Workplace, Mobility, Employee Experience