Survey Reveals Average Time Spent Getting To and From Work
Workers spend an average of 53 minutes commuting each day
28 per cent of Canadian workers say commutes are too long
Toronto, ON — As the scariest day of the year approaches, staffing firm Robert Half surveyed Canadian workers to determine how long they spend commuting to and from the office. The survey found that the average travel time is 53 minutes, which, according to more than one-quarter of respondents, is too long.
When it comes to stress associated with commutes, Canadians ranked stress levels an average of four out of 10, with 10 being the most stressed.
Robert Half commissioned an independent research firm to collect the data. More than 500 workers in Canada were surveyed in September 2017.
“With today’s increasingly dispersed workforce, organizations need to be proactive in mitigating the impact that lengthy commutes can have on both employee morale and productivity,” said Greg Scileppi, president of Robert Half, International Staffing Operations. “If commute times are causing stress for employees or hindering performance, managers should consider alternative work arrangements that provide flexibility without compromising daily business obligations.”
About Robert Half
Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company has 325 staffing locations worldwide and offers online job search and management tools at roberthalf.ca. For career and management advice, follow our blog at roberthalf.ca/blog. Follow Robert Half Canada on Twitter at @RobertHalf_CAN for additional workplace advice and hiring trends.
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