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Using transportation benefits to help ease employees’ commutes

Even star employees shine a little less brightly after battling an hour of traffic on the way to work. Long commutes “can be very demoralizing” and can affect productivity, says Sandra Reder, president and founder of Vertical Bridge Corporate Consulting Inc. in Vancouver. Plus, a bad commute is one of the most common reasons employees […]

Canadians prioritizing salary, benefits in job search: survey

While 78 per cent of respondents agreed salary is their top reason for accepting one job offer over another, 49 per cent said benefits is also a priority, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled 400 Canadian workers, also found 39 per cent indicated the position’s responsibilities plays a role, […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 2, 2019 September 19, 2019
  • 15:00
What are the benefits of offering commuting perks to employees?

Commuting to work is part of daily life for many Canadians. In the 2016 census, Statistics Canada found 15.9 million citizens were commuters, spending an average of 26.2 minutes travelling to work each day. So how do employers make commuting easier? And how do they communicate perks, such as free parking, discounted transit passes and bike-friendly […]

  • By: Ryan Murphy
  • November 22, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00
Have your say: Should commuting count as work?

With a growing number of commuters in Britain using free Wifi on their journey to and from the workplace to catch up on work emails, is it time for the daily commute to be counted as part of the working day? A new study by the University of the West of England, Bristol surveyed 5,000 passengers on […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 5, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00
Great-West Life unveils bike pavilion for head office employees

The Great-West Life Assurance Co. is providing a bike pavilion to employees who commute on two wheels to its head office in Winnipeg. With storage for up to 162 bicycles, the covered pavilion spans 1,800 square feet. It features a two-tier rack system to store the bikes, a pneumatic lift to help employees get their bicycle to […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 18, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 10:33
How WSP Global strives to conquer the commuting conundrum

Commuting is a part of daily life for almost 16 million Canadians, with the average person spending 24 minutes driving or 45 minutes on public transit to get to work, according to figures from the 2016 census. The roads are, of course, getting busier as the number of commuters has grown by 3.7 million over […]