Commuting Impacts Job Satisfaction: Poll
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - Commuting might not make you unwell but a new survey of U.S. employees showed that four percent, or 5 million people, have called in sick because they could not face the trek to work.The Harris Interactive poll commissioned by The Workforce Institute also revealed that 48 percent of people said commuting has a significant impact on their job satisfaction and 32 percent considered the commute when they chose their current job."Where possible, putting policies in place to allow employees to travel during non-peak hours or work from home can increase employee satisfaction, without a negative impact on the bottom line," Joyce Maroney, the director of the institute, a think tank established by the workforce management solution company Kronos Inc, said is a statement.Eighty three percent of workers questioned in the survey said they drove to work alone and nine percent used a carpool.Only 11 percent of workers opted for mass transit, 10 percent said they walked to work and some people used more than one mode of transport to commute.Fifteen percent of people who took part in the online survey said they would change jobs for a shorter commute and 11 percent said the time spent commuting had a …
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