Over one quarter (26%) of employees are considering changing jobs to improve their commutes, according to a study conducted by BusinessWeek Research Services and commissioned by TransitCenter.
Almost half (48%) of employees reported that their commute is getting worse and they’re looking at their employers to ease the pain, according to the study. About 65% of employees are expecting their employers to do something to help tackle the problem.
The top four commuter-related benefits employees find most appealing in a new job are:
- Flextime (79%)
- Telecommuting (72%)
- Pre-tax commuter benefits (54%)
- Subsidies for their pre-tax commuter benefits (47%).
TransitCenter is a not-for-profit organization that provides tax-free transit benefits as a means to promote mass transit use. Visit their website for a copy of the full press release on employee loyalty and gas prices.