Oregon Business – Get on board! How Shared Rides Increase Employee Benefits

Brand Story – Get insights from local employers on how shared transportation solutions can give you a competitive edge in retaining and attracting talent during Get There Oregon’s FREE webinar on June 15.


Get in! How Shared Rides Increase Employee Benefits
June 15 | 11 a.m.

Employers today are facing unprecedented staffing challenges between “the big quit” and soaring fuel prices that are making employee travel even more painful. Despite the COVID crisis, employee commutes have steadily grown longer, not only due to traffic jams, but also longer distances traveled for work. Shared transportation solutions (carpooling and carpooling) can give employers a competitive advantage in retaining and attracting talent, especially on-site shift workers who cannot use public transportation and other options. And there are ridesharing resources, tools and services that employers and their employees can use for free or at little cost.

Join Get There Oregon and its partners in the next Thriving Workplaces Webinar Series payment on June 15: Shared Transportation and Staffing Solutions. Experts will cover the range of benefits and advantages offered by shared transport solutions to meet critical business needs, and present a variety of support services and tools. Key features and capabilities of Oregon’s free trip planning, carpooling, and metrics tracking tool, Get There Connect, will be showcased, along with the rideshare setup and management services offered by Commute with Enterprise . Additionally, Bob’s Red Mill will share insights and strategies from its new Employee Transportation Options program which, in particular, encourages carpooling among the company’s manufacturing and distribution shift workers.

What you will learn:

  • Advantages + advantages of shared transport solutions (carpooling and van) for employers and employees on site
  • Learn how to leverage Oregon’s free online travel planning and carpooling tool, Get There Connect, to improve employee travel and meet critical business needs.
  • Get insights and insights from Oregon-based manufacturer and distributor Bob’s Red Mill on employee engagement strategies and programs for shared transportation options
  • Learn more about the benefits of employee + employer carpooling, including cost savings, pre-tax incentives, and government grants
  • Learn how Commute with Enterprise sets up and supports rideshares for commuters (vehicles, 24/7 roadside assistance, maintenance and insurance included) at little or no cost to employers

Featured panelists:

Sydney Cape
Get There Oregon Coordinator and Program Specialist at Alta Planning + Design

Sydney CapeSydney is part of Get There Oregon’s Employer Support and Commuter Engagement team through Alta Planning + Design. Among her responsibilities, she provides technical support for Oregon’s free online trip planning and carpooling tool, Get There Connect. Sydney also acts as a liaison between local transport providers, employers and commuters to ensure easy access to resources and services. Additionally, she plays a leadership role in the activities of the Get There program for employers and commuters statewide, which includes the annual Get There Challenge held in October.

Julia Person
Sustainability Manager at Bob’s Red Mill

Copy of Julia PersonBased in Oregon with manufacturing and distribution operations that serve national and global markets, Bob’s Red Mill produces more than 400 natural food products. Demand for Bob’s products has steadily grown, forcing the manufacturer to increase production and, therefore, its workforce. People are at the heart of the core values ​​that guide Bob’s business, as is the company’s commitment to sustainability. As Sustainability Manager, Julia combines Bob’s people and sustainability priorities to improve operations, while meeting production needs and meeting company standards. She leads Bob’s recently launched employee sustainable transportation options program, which leverages Get There Oregon’s free tools and resources. Promoting carpooling to on-site day and night shift workers is one of the main objectives of the program.

David Meig
Sales & Support Executive at Commute with Enterprise

David MeigCommute with Enterprise, a division of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, is the largest vanpool provider in North America with services that include setting up and managing vanpools for commuters and employers. Enterprise facilitates carpooling by arranging carpools between commuters, in addition to providing vehicles, 24/7 roadside assistance, maintenance and insurance. David works in Oregon, Washington and Alaska to improve on-site employee travel through carpooling, while driving employer retention and recruitment.

If your business is exploring the benefits of commuting as a tool in your employee recruitment and retention toolkit, we hope you’ll join us!


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