Companies to Promote Remote Work Opportunities to Potential Employees
The drive to work may be driving some professionals to quit, suggests new research from global staffing firm Robert Half. More than one in five employees (23%) have left a job because of a bad commute.
While 39% of professionals reported their travel to and from the office
has improved over the past five years, 22% said the trip has gotten
worse. Of those who noted a negative change in their commute, 60% said
their company has not taken steps to reduce the burden on employees.
Workers were asked, “Have you left a job because you had a bad commute?” Their responses:
- No: 77%
- Yes: 23%
ages 18 to 34 (34%) have most often left a job because of their journey
to and from the office, compared to those ages 35 to 54 (24%) and 55
and older (12%). Twenty-eight percent of male employees have quit due to
a bad commute, versus 20% of women.
- More professionals ages 18
to 34 (56%) said their commute to the office has improved over the last
five years than those ages 35 to 54 (37%) and 55 and older (24%).
- Sixty-six percent of women said their company hasn’t taken action to address employees’ commute concerns versus 51% of men.
an effort to figure out the quickest way to work, many Job Fair
Attendees may turn to the internet. Within the last 30 days, according
to AudienceSCAN, 43.1% used the internet to look up directions to a
business and, within the last six months, 42.8% have used their mobile
devices to do the same. Both types of media searches present
opportunities for advertisers, especially mobile since these consumers
are 117% more likely than other adults to find advertising on their
mobile apps useful to them.
“Commutes can have a major impact on
morale and, ultimately, an employee’s decision to stay with or leave a
job,” said Paul McDonald, senior executive director for Robert Half. “In
today’s candidate-driven market, skilled workers can have multiple
offers on the table. Professionals may not need to put up with a lengthy
or stressful trip to the office if there are better options available.”
McDonald added, “To help ease commuting woes, companies can offer remote work options, flexible scheduling or transportation amenities.”
Employers who offer shorter commutes or remote work opportunities can promote these benefits to Job Fair Attendees who are stuck in traffic on their way home from their current job. Last year, according to AudienceSCAN, 61.2% of this audience took action after hearing an ad on the radio and 58.2% reacted to outdoor ads/billboards they saw. Once they’re home, they can continue to be targeted digitally. Last year, 62.5% took action after receiving an email advertisement and they’re 61% more likely than other adults to click on text link ads on websites.
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AudienceSCAN data through the AudienceSCAN Reports in AdMall.