Commuter Survey 2019 - the results are in!
A new nationwide survey of the UK workforce by leading serviced office provider, Office Space in Town, reveals that commuting is having a detrimental effect on their productivity, wellbeing, family life and social life, with more than a third of respondents (36%) commuting for more than 90 minutes a day.
More than 1,500 people shared how their commute impacted them at work and their lifestyle. The survey revealed that among the top commuting complaints were: lengthy journeys (32%); overcrowding (27%) and delays and frequent cancellations (26.01%).
The survey also found that despite a high demand for employer provisions to help alleviate the stress of the commute such as flexible or remote working and season ticket loans, 43% of employees stated that these were not currently offered by their employer. With the survey also revealing that 75% take the commute into account when making their employment decisions, there is a lot that employers could be doing to minimise the negative impact on employee attraction and retention.