If there is one thing that employees hate every day, it would be the fact that they are going to face another horrendous traffic jam just to go to work. Here in the Philippines, working in the metro can give a great deal of opportunities, but in one condition: face the daily traffic woes.
Imagine yourself waking up in a Monday morning fresh and full of energy. As you want to look good and make a nice start for the week, you turned a dozen of times in front of the mirror to make sure that you are impeccably dressed.
But this is the case: You are going to travel during rush hour, breathe the smoky air before riding a jam-packed bus, and win the “survival-of-the-fittest” scheme of the railway transportation.
Upon arriving at your office, not only that you lost your Monday energy in the realm of commuting, but you also lost the drive to be productive in the office.
According to a study in the United Kingdom, those employees who travel for 45 minutes or more exhibit dissatisfaction with their lives and have higher levels of anxiety. As the morning attitude of an employee will reflect the entirety of his mood for the whole day, the traffic and commuting process can greatly affect work performance.
The first disadvantage of work distance is the commuting cost that the employee shoulders. Also, the time that the employee allots for travel is cutting possible manpower additions as well as quality time for personal leisure.
As stress and anxiety levels will rise, there is a risk that it can have adverse impact on the employee’s health. This can cause the company a significant amount due to health insurances and benefits.
Tardiness and absences are prevalent if an employee had to endure the long distance from home to work. These frustrations can reflect on work ethics and overall performance. Also, employee retention might be difficult as the regular commute can cause burn out to manpower than the work itself.
For this, some companies offer relocation assistance to bring the employee’s residence close to work. They also offer transportation allowance as travel cost can be a possible deterrent for employees.
Some companies choose to build their businesses away from the buzz of the city. Startups are blossoming in provinces, giving opportunities to professionals to avoid traffic hassles. One of these is EASE Technology Solutions that is giving opportunities in Bulacan. EASE Technology Solutions’ location is on Block 12, Lot 11, Green Plains Subdivision, Calumpit, Bulacan.
Away from the city and long commutes, professionals in Bulacan can experience the convenience of working near their homes. This comes with a competitive compensation and packages that can provide excellent careers.
Since the time of employees are not spent in traffic or travel, they can perform well on their tasks, thus becoming productive on their respective departments. With this, the employees will have lesser chance of being late or skipping workdays.