Blog 25. 07. 19

Commuting – one of the least appreciated work activities

“Commuting is widely considered as one of the least appreciated work-related activities as it is associated with ‘lost time’ and uncertainty due to traffic and public transport reliability, and can act as a significant source of dissatisfaction and stress.”

All employees can relate to the stresses of travel. Whether it’s one of those days where every light seems to be red, or the endless roadworks that add an hour to your previously straightforward commute. 

A recently released survey from the CIPD has uncovered the facts of how working lives are changing. 

The study found that commuting is one of the biggest bug bearers for UK workers. It found that the average weekly commute time is 3 hours and 45 minutes. In a time where technology is heavily relied on, there’s an opportunity to make the most of it and offer employees more time with flexible working arrangements. 

Whether it’s working flexible hours so that they can avoid the infamous rush hour commute, or working from home more frequently, it is sure to increase job satisfaction. 

54% of UK workers now work flexibly in some wayand almost a third workfrom home on a permanent or occasional basis. eve can help employers to offer a solution to cut back the travel time for their employees, offering a better work-life balance, a more efficient use of time and a desirable place to work. 

“Flexible working arrangements contribute substantially to people’s quality of life”

Consider if there’s room for flexibility within your business. eve can offer you the tools to ensure that your business has everything it needs to allow your workforce to work as effectively as they would in the office, from anywhere. 

Talk to us about how eve can give your business and employees their time back.

Source: The CIPD Job Quality Index – UK Working Lives survey 2019

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