‘Unpredictable traffic stresses Belgian commuter’
After interrogating numerous Belgian commuters, employment agency Tempo Team arrives to the conclusion that stress from unpredictable travel times and congested roads affects significantly the workloads of the Belgian worker.
Every morning and every evening, the roads of Belgium are completely congested with commuters going to work and coming back home. Roadworks, accidents, traffic and congestion all lead to stress. That tension affects significantly the workload of the Belgian worker, according to Tempo Team, which presented this study four days before the Mobility Week.
The Tempo Team study shows that when changing job, the Belgian worker is majorly motivated by a better salary (62%) but also a good workplace accessibility (36%). That observation isn’t limited to commuters going to work by car. Public transport users are also affected and five out of ten have a negative review of their bus, train or metro travels.
Numerous employers have chosen not to turn a blind eye to this difficulty and 60% of them are investing in ways to facilitate their workforce travels. For example, 65% of Belgian companies chime in with their employees’ public transports costs.
One of the major solutions to reduce the stress created by the daily commute, is to give flexibility to the employee by offering the possibility of offset schedules and home working. The point being to reduce the time wasted in the home to work commute.