Employee wellbeing is vital for the success and future growth of any company. While every business strives for maximum productivity in its workforce, external factors facing the world at this moment are making it more important than ever before to consider the needs and well-being of your employees.
The cost of unproductive employees can be a huge burden on businesses, yet it’s something that can be greatly reduced with the right employee transport solutions in place. South Africa has some of the world’s most congested roads, and this has a direct impact on employee productivity. Much of an employee’s time is spent in traffic or looking for parking spaces in the morning. In fact, according to studies, the average person in South Africa loses around R1,500 per month due to traffic congestion. This number is even higher in major cities like Johannesburg and Cape Town. This means over R60.35 billion is potentially lost to the economy in productivity if every one of the 8.5 million working South Africans loses 10 days sitting in traffic every year.
It’s no secret that the commute to and from work can be a harrowing experience which can lead to elevated stress levels and a negative outlook on the working day before it has even begun. Making the commute more positive will help employees start their working day in a better frame of mind, which can lead to increased productivity and a better overall attitude towards their job. It’s a win-win for both employees and employers, so it’s worth considering implementing staff transport solutions at your workplace.
How Zeelo Can Help Galvanise Your Workforce With Safe And Stress-Free Transport Solutions;
Congestion, overcrowding, and parking are all major concerns, particularly in South Africa. Overcrowding is a problem in city centres, which are rapidly expanding. Each employee who drives a personal vehicle to and from work each day produces around 680 kilos of carbon simply searching for a parking spot, according to estimates. To put this into perspective, businesses would have to plant at least 20 trees per employee every year only to offset the emissions from an employee looking for a parking spot.
A commute can be stressful for a variety of reasons, not only traffic and parking. A combination of factors during the daily commute can have a detrimental effect on your workforce before they have even set foot in the building; far cry from the galvanised and hyper dynamic atmosphere you seek to foster within your organisation.
It is not just time that is lost in this situation, but also productivity. In the morning for instance, when people are stuck in traffic or waiting for their transport to pick them up, they are not able to start their day as efficiently as possible. This means that when they finally arrive at work, they may have lost between 15-30 minutes of productive time which could have been spent on an important task or meeting.It is the stresses of commuting; hunting for available parking spaces, congestion and the ever increasing cost of fuel that are all contributing to decreased productivity and a concerning shift in appropriate work/life balance.
Businesses who provide a Zeelo transport solution for their employees to and from work will enjoy a seamless booking platform, 24/7 customer support, live vehicle tracking on the day of travel, a relaxing commute in fit for purpose vehicle from our rapidly expanding operator fleet, and, best of all, the ability to reclaim time spent stuck in traffic behind the wheel by enjoying stress and hassle free travel.
Zeelo shared transportation solutions may well be the key to assuring your employees’ safety and well-being whilst also eliminating some of the carbon emissions generated by your employees as they travel to work. Many workers are vulnerable to crime because they lack access to reliable public transit or believe driving is safer. Zeelo can assist by providing safe, on-time, and dependable commuting options, as well as lowering the number of cars on the road and creating a favourable carbon footprint impact; Zeelo transport solutions are entirely carbon neutral at no additional cost to your business.
If you want to attract and retain talent in South Africa, you may already be reviewing your compensation structure and looking for benefits that will improve the quality of your employees’ lives, focusing on a healthy work-life balance and championing the importance of mental health awareness and support. When we consider how events like the covid epidemic have influenced society, all of these concerns become much more pressing. If your organisation is already taking this approach and searching for methods to improve employee wellbeing, Zeelo is a new benefit you should consider adding to your benefits package.
There is no reason why commuting shouldn’t be an enjoyable part of your employee’s day. Allowing them to take some time for themselves, either to get some work done or to relax and socialise with their coworkers if they so choose. Regardless of how you think your employees should spend their travel time, Zeelo can provide the ideal commuter solution for you.