Every singly multinational corporate promises to offer work-life balance to their employees but the sad truth is that more often than not, they fail to do so! With long working hours, working weekends and feeling burnt-out being the norm at most large organizations, employee productivity and morale is at an all-time low, even though on paper everyone is punching more hours on the clock!
An act as simple as offering employee transportation services can do wonders in helping employees maintain their work-life balance. But, don’t take our word for it! Listen to what these 5 real employees have to say:
Meghna, Sr Analyst
“Working 12-14 hours a day is part and parcel of being at an MNC. It’s the price many of us pay. I had resigned myself to not really having a social life for a long time, but when I switched jobs and began taking the employee shuttle to work, I saw that this doesn’t have to be the case. I used to wrap up addressing emails and assigning work to the team before reaching the office, and take care of last-minute tasks on the way back. I started reaching the office feeling more productive and ready to tackle assignments faster, and even started reaching home earlier! Guess what? Now I actually see my friends more than once a quarter!”
Himanshu, Business Consultant
“Look, if you asked me about going home early even a year ago, I would have said it doesn’t matter. But ever since my daughter was born, I’ve been looking for ways to get home on time to not only spend time with her, but also give my wife a break from babysitting! Since my company started offering transport, I was able to rest on the way back and didn’t end up walking into my house with a bad mood or tired mind. My wife really appreciates the change!
Srishti, Sr Copywriter
“The world of advertising is always go-go-go, but try explaining that to the parents waiting at home! Staying late to work on campaigns is an unspoken mandate at my office, but with that came a thousand phone calls and strained relationships at home. Eventually, I switched to an agency that has a reliable and safe employee transport and even on days when I’m working late, my parents aren’t unnecessarily stressed. In this sense, it’s really helped me manage my professional needs with my relationships at home and if that isn’t work-life balance, then I don’t know what is!”
Rahul, Sales Executive
“My wife wanted to settle down in Noida to be close to her family, but this was a huge bone of contention in our house since all the companies I want to work for are in Gurgaon! Traveling up and down daily was not feasible, especially when you consider the metro rush hour! Thankfully, I landed a job with a company that actually takes care of its employees and offers transport. This has two main advantages as far as I’m concerned – the first is that I can go over my leads list during the 1.5-hour drive and reach the office ready to take some action. The second is that since the shuttle has a set timing, I feel more motivated to complete all my work within working hours. Even though the company provides a cab if we’re stuck working late, being home on time sort of becomes an added incentive for me!”
Priyanka, Instructional designer
“We have a lot of on-site calls that get scheduled post-work hours, and luckily I’m able to be a part of them while commuting home. This would be unthinkable if I was driving or in the metro. At least I don’t have to spend precious time at home speaking to the client and trying to suss their needs! I can, instead, spend quality time with my family and not end up feeling as though my entire life is about my job (which is something a lot of my friends in the same field have been feeling).”
As you can see, the benefits of employee transport go way beyond just helping your employees get to work on time! It can help boost morale, productivity, and even their overall loyalty towards your organization!