How to Establish Rideshare Programs at Work to Make Sure Employees Show Up On Time

The Ohio winter months can signal a time when employees may face trouble with vehicles or a general lack of reliable transportation to and from work. Public transportation may serve as a solution, but it can be challenging for employees who may work in swing shifts in manufacturing and retail occupations to find rides at all hours. Temp agencies in Cleveland Ohio are accustomed to dealing with employee transportation problems. This is why they often have ways to match employees up to carpool, so they can get to work on time.

If your company wants to set up a rideshare program to prevent employees from missing work due to lack of transportation, here are some ways to get started.

Hire employees from the same temp agencies in Cleveland Ohio

A great way to make sure that your employees will be available to either do ride shares or carpool is to hire them from the same staffing agency. Ask your Staffing Agent to screen out candidates and match those up who have cars with those who don’t. Alternatively, you can work with a staffing agency that provides transportation for workers.

Ask employees if they would volunteer to carpool for a gas card

Encourage your employees to go green by setting up a Rideshare program. It works like this – select employees who will volunteer to provide a ride to at least one other employee in return for a paid gas card. Select employees who will participate in getting a ride from another employee in return for working at least 4 volunteer hours per month with a local charity.

Have a transportation hotline

Maintain a directory of the employees who were available to provide temporary rides two other employees. Assign a central transportation number that employees can call when they need a ride to work – with at least 48 hours advance notice. The HR manager can then reach out to see who is available.

Hire/lease a company van during peak production seasons

During your busiest production cycles your business cannot afford to go without any employees. Therefore, it may be a good idea to lease or hire a local van to provide transportation to your employee. You may also want to provide low-cost bus passes to employees who choose this route.

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