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How Well Do You Know Your Employees?

Keara Mehlert
Keara Mehlert July 23, 2013 Keara Mehlert is a former Property & Development Services Program Director at Arlington Transportation Partners.
ATP TAKEAWAY: One of the easiest and fastest ways to get feedback from your employees is to conduct an online survey, which ATP can help create and customize for your organization.

Is your company looking for new ways to attract and retain employees? Does your organization want to boost employee productivity and improve your bottom line? An employee’s commute to and from work has a significant impact on their mental and physical health, which can affect their mood and quality of work. By implementing a customized transportation benefits program, your organization can achieve its goals while having happier and more satisfied employees.

So how does your companSurveyy know what kind of employee commuter benefits to offer? Implementing a new commuter benefit or program may involve a considerable investment of time and resources; therefore, it’s important to know the commuting habits and transportation needs of the employees at your organization first. One of the easiest and fastest ways to get feedback from your employees is to conduct an online survey, which ATP can help create and customize for your organization.

While many companies vary in size, industry, resources, etc., a general commuting survey asks questions related to an employee’s current commute such as transportation mode, distance traveled, costs, and commute satisfaction. Surveys, which are typically anonymous, may also ask employees to rate various transportation services and commuter programs that are not currently offered, but could potentially be implemented by your organization. Finally, a commuter survey typically provides space for employees to provide open ended comments as to how their commute could be improved and what your organization can do as an employer to make it easier to get to work. 

Surveys are a great tool for companies to learn more about their employees and find out what benefits and programs will best suit their staff’s needs. Perhaps more people than you thought are actually interested in biking to work or a Capital Business bikerBikeshare membership. Or maybe you discover that several employees live near each other, and you can help facilitate a carpool or vanpool for the group. Your organization may also find that most employees simply aren’t aware of all their commuting options and would benefit from transportation information posted in the office lobby or staff intranet. There are so many things your company can learn from the results of a commute survey, and can be beneficial in implementing a unique and comprehensive commuter benefits program for employees.

Get started today on planning your organization’s commuter programs! Understanding your employees is essential to keeping them satisfied and productive while improving your organization’s bottom line. Contact ATP to learn more about employee commute surveys and how we can tailor our services to best meet your needs.

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