Now more than ever, HR teams play a pivotal role in helping to ensure employees have an actionable blueprint for returning to the workplace. As an HR leader, you’re a trusted voice for your organization—employees are looking to you for guidance, even more than the CDC, in some cases.
You must develop–and communicate–the critical policies that will enable your people to commute and work in ways that ensure physical safety and emotional well-being but also balance protecting your employees with protecting the company. That means finding ways to address fears and concerns while staying productive & cost-effective. Here’s why solving for the commute’s new complexities with Scoop will help you achieve your goals:
1. Ensure every employee has access to a safe and reliable commute
Safety in your workplace starts the minute your people step outside their front door and begin their commute. Scoop helps mitigate workplace health risks associated with crowded, unsafe transit modes by only making two-person carpools within a network of connections your people know and trust: their co-workers and neighbors. Unlike other transit investments, Scoop helps ensure every commute is safe by enforcing leading health and safety protocols, which provides door-to-door standards your organization can depend on.
2. Promote financial well-being by offsetting commute costs
In Scoop’s May 2020 commuter survey of over 10,000 commuters, 80% of respondents said they were concerned about the costs associated with getting back to the workplace. This worry isn’t surprising given that more than half of American households have been financially impacted by COVID-19. With other low-cost shared modes of transit posing significant safety risks and offering reduced availability and reliability, your people will need the choice of affordable modes of transportation since many don’t have access or can’t afford personal vehicles (which cost an average of $8,500 a year). With Scoop, your people can save up to 50% on the cost of their commute, and they won’t need to sacrifice their safety to do so.
3. Boost employee performance and emotional well-being
The commute’s impact on your people’s performance is undeniable: 41% of commuters share that time in transit to and from work has reduced their physical activity. 55% say the commute has caused increased stress levels, and people with long commutes are 33% more likely to suffer from depression. Most recently, due to COVID-19, one in three Americans report they’re experiencing anxiety and depression. According to a Scoop survey, carpooling with Scoop is proven to have a positive impact on your employees—80% of commuters say that carpooling makes them less stressed, 62% say it promotes a sense of inclusion.
4. Rebuild employee connection, company culture, and loyalty
Our 2020 Scoop commuter survey revealed the lengths HR teams will need to go to when rebuilding company culture: while working remotely, just one in three employees say they feel socially connected to colleagues. By leveraging a trusted network of co-workers to share their commute safely, Scoop helps you offer a convenient and satisfying way to rebuild relationships and boost a sense of belonging, making the transition back to work easier on your people. 92% of carpoolers said Scoop allows them to network and exchange ideas with co-workers, and 70% said it reinforced their intent to stay at their employer.
5. Empower employees to achieve their sustainability goals and show your progress
It’s been proven that your organization’s sustainability efforts have a direct impact on your people—company loyalty is 38% higher in organizations with strong sustainability programs. By offering employees a choice of a shared door-to-door commute with Scoop, you play an important role as a community steward for sustainability efforts. To ensure you’re hitting your goals, Scoop helps you track real-time impact of your sustainability efforts—like measuring daily cars out of the lot and CO2 removed—while empowering employees to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality in their cities.
The bottom line: This is a pivotal time for HR leaders—your mandate is to engage your people to accomplish the organization’s goals. You can’t do that if your workforce can’t get to work safely or work effectively.
To learn how Scoop’s complete commute solution can ensure all your people have access to a safe, reliable, and convenient commute, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.