The following one-pagers are intended to support employers on offering commute solutions and programming for employees.

Make Commutes Better Using Oregon’s Get There Connect Tool—FREE!

Download this employer guide on how Get There Connect can equip your employees and organization to thrive, which provides details about tool features and support services. Help employees use commute options, join or start carpools/vanpools, track personal metrics, enter statewide challenges, and earn local rewards. Plus, conduct employee surveys, track organizational metrics, offer internal rewards, and more! Free technical support services for users and employers are available.

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Improve Commutes & Flexibility with Compressed Work

Once an idea that provoked some skepticism, compressed work is gaining traction across the private and public sector for a wide range of job types. While remote and hybrid work has helped ease time-consuming and costly employee commutes, most workers must otherwise commute to worksites to get their work done. Compressed work provides an alternative for onsite employees that can reduce commute trips to ease financial strain and stress, while providing flexibility for better work-life balance.

Download this guide on how to set up compressed work at worksites—a flexible scheduling approach benefiting employees and employers alike.

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Improve Employee Wellness and Productivity: Try Commute Options!

Commuting is a necessary part of employee work routines for a majority—77% of workers—who drive to work. Yet, commutes have gotten worse due to longer distances traveled, continual traffic delays, and skyrocketing costs. Bad commutes can cause financial, physical, and mental stress on employees that hurts health and wellness, resulting in impacts on job satisfaction, productivity, and retention.

Download this one-pager about the impacts of commuting on employee health and wellness and how improving the commute experience can enable your workforce and organization to thrive. Plus, learn about free resources and services provided by Get There Oregon and partners that can equip employees to use commute options.

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Better Commutes for a Thriving Workforce: Employer Resources Guide

Employee commutes and work experience play big roles in job satisfaction, retention, talent recruitment, productivity, morale, and more. Improve employee commutes to help your workforce thrive and grow. Get There Oregon and partners offer free resources and services that can equip your employees to use more affordable, healthy, and sustainable commute options.  

Download this Employer Resources Guide that provides detailed information about the support services, tools, and more available to take employee commutes and work experience to the next level at no cost from Get There Oregon and partners. 

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Employee CTR Programs: Serve Business Needs by Improving Commutes

Employers offering employees commute options support and benefits can serve a broad range of business needs. Unlock better commutes by equipping your employees to use commute options, including carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking, working remotely, and using compressed schedules by starting a Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) program.

Download this one-pager about the benefits of starting a CTR program and get insights on effective setup strategies that can take your employee commute and work experience to the next level, while helping serve business needs.

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Energize + Grow Your Workforce: How Commute Solutions Serve Business Needs

Work satisfaction today plays a big role in employee morale, productivity, and retention, which broadly impacts operational performance and the bottom line. A top ranked factor negatively hurting employee work experience today—impacting retention and recruitment—is the commute.   

Download this one-pager about why the commute matters for employers and how to unlock better employee commutes to serve your business needs. Plus, learn about free resources, tools, and services provided by Get There Oregon and partners. 

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Better Commutes Survey Solutions

Amid the myriad of factors impacting organizational success is one pivotal cornerstone: the employee. Job satisfaction and workplace culture play big roles in how engaged employees are in their work and in fulfilling the organization’s mission. A top factor negatively hurting employee work experience today—impacting retention and recruitment—is the commute.

Unlock better commutes by equipping your employees with more affordable, healthy, and sustainable commute options. Download this one-pager on why commutes matter and conducting commuter surveys. Plus, learn about commuter survey best practices and free services and tools provided by Get There Oregon and partners.

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Better Commutes Bicycling Solutions

Today’s staffing issues, ranging from employee turnover and burnout to constant hiring headwinds, make one thing clear: promoting and supporting employee health and wellness are more important than ever. Enhance employee wellness in a low-cost way by supporting healthy, sustainable, and more affordable bicycle commuting.

Learn about the many benefits bicycle commuting offers both employees and employers. Plus, get tips on how to support bicycle commuting at worksites and leveraging free resources and tools offered by Get There Oregon and our network of local partners.

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Greener Commutes Sustainability Solutions

Sustainability is a big concern for businesses and governments today. Addressing transportation, including the commute, as a key part of sustainability offers substantial environmental gains and benefits. Drive alone commuting significantly adds to harmful air emissions and pollution, while contributing to both individual and organizational carbon footprints. By encouraging greener commute options, businesses and governments can reduce a sizable portion of their transportation-related emissions and impacts.

Lead the way in sustainability for a better today and tomorrow by empowering your employees to use greener commute options. Download this one-pager about how to turn employee commutes green and using free resources, tools, and services available from Get There Oregon and our partner network.

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Better Commutes: Carpooling Solutions

Among the key factors impacting employee job satisfaction today, the commute is at the top of the list. Employee commutes have steadily gotten longer not only due to growing traffic congestion, but farther distances traveled for work. Skyrocketing fuel costs and inflation are taking more out of employee paychecks, too.

Supporting shared commute solutions like carpooling can give employers a competitive edge to retain and attract employees, especially on-site shift workers that can’t use transit or other options. Empower employees to carpool using free ridematching tools and support services from Get There Oregon and partners—here’s how!

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Energize + Grow your Workforce!

Today, work satisfaction plays a big role in employee morale, productivity, and retention that broadly impacts operational performance and the bottom line. Perceived work experience can also hurt recruitment. Offering scalable, low-cost commute and remote work solutions to employees can serve many business needs.

Download this one-pager about why the commute matters for employers and what scalable, low-cost commute and remote work solutions can be offered to improve your employees’ commutes. Plus, get tips on how to get started and learn about free resources, tools, and services provided by Get There Oregon and partners.

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Better Commutes Vanpooling Solutions

Amid the many factors impacting organizational success is one pivotal cornerstone—your employees. Recruiting and retaining employees can be a challenge, and work satisfaction today plays a big role. That includes the commute, which for many onsite employees has become longer and more costly.

Download this one-pager about turning commute problems into a competitive work perk by connecting your employees with vanpooling services provided by Get There Oregon, Commute with Enterprise, and local partners at no cost.

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Workplace Wellness & Active Commutes

Today’s staffing issues make one thing clear: promoting and supporting your employees’ health is more important than ever. Supporting active commute options can improve employee health and wellness, as well as boost staff retention and talent recruitment. Download this one-pager about the benefits of active commuting for both employers and employees and how to build support, benefits, and perks into your workplace wellness efforts.

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Recruitment, Retention + Employee Commute Pain & Hybrid Work Top Oregon Employer Priorities, Survey Says

“Commute pain”—the stress and hassle of the commute— was revealed in a survey as a top priority for employers relative to recruitment and retention, followed by supporting remote work. Get There Oregon conducted an online survey among HR professionals in the first quarter of 2022 to gauge top operations and workforce issues and to determine how employee commute concerns rate as priorities for organizations.

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The Future of Work and Reinventing the Status Quo

Until 2020, many questioned if remote work was worthwhile or even possible. Yet, it succeeded with minimal preparation, busting myths and illuminating new possibilities for how we work. Get There takes an in-depth look into the lessons 2020 taught us about remote work and rethinking work and what’s next for managers and workers. We tapped Global Workplace Analytics, a national consultancy specializing in modernizing workplace strategies, to breakdown how ardently held remote work myths around productivity, connectivity, and culture are being dispelled as a new status quo for how, when, and where work gets done takes shape.

 

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Power Up Employee Experience

Amid the myriad of factors impacting business performance is one pivotal cornerstone upon which success heavily depends: the employee. Get insights on powering up employee experience to boost productivity and agility, leveraging gamification and the October Get There Challenge.

 

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Digital Business and Traffic Reduction

COVID-19 has triggered a digital business evolution across all types of industries. New business possibilities for going beyond business as usual are being revealed that offer an array of benefits—even lessening traffic through the trip not taken. Get insights on digital business strategies from Providence Health & Services in this month’s Get There story featured in Oregon Business Magazine.

 

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The Future of Remote Work and Digital Business Transformation

Tap into insights from Comcast and Deloitte on leveraging remote work to fuel your organization’s performance and growth in this month’s Get There story featured in Oregon Business Magazine. Remote work, they say, can help foster a workplace culture that puts businesses ahead on delivery, innovation, and recruiting top talent.

 

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The Economics of Traffic and Shifting Business Norms

COVID-19 has caused a lot of disruption, but it’s illuminated the advantages of new business norms like remote work. ODOT’s Get There initiative dives into how new mindsets and practices enable businesses to boost productivity, reduce costs and grow. Plus, senior economists with ECONorthwest breakdown the economic and business costs of traffic congestion driven by population and job growth.

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GTEF 2023 Employer Listening Sessions Key Findings External Report

Unprecedented changes have taken place across the business landscape over recent years with employers facing a multitude of challenges on many fronts. In the second quarter of 2023, Get There Oregon conducted a series of listening sessions to gauge top concerns among employers across Oregon and to determine how employee commutes factor into organizational priorities.

 

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