VMware possesses one of the highest rates of transit usage in Perimeter, but it realized there was still a widespread employee base who lack transit access. Its leadership team decided VMWare needed to create a program that makes getting to work easy and affordable for all employees regardless of transit access, leading it to embark on a journey to offer a convenient, company-supported vanshare program for employees who lack transit access. For just $50 per month (plus the cost of gas), employees form their own pools, set their schedules, and manage their own miniature transit option.
Perimeter-based OneTrust, a leading privacy, security and third-party risk technology platform, is the fastest-growing company in Atlanta. OneTrust’s rapid growth quickly put pressure on its parking availability. The team realized it needed a solution quickly that could offset company growth without new parking. The solution? Leverage its convenient access to the Sandy Springs MARTA station and offer all staff free, unlimited MARTA passes. Today, the program not only mitigates the company’s parking availability, it’s also a leading benefit that attracts top-tier talent.
Upon making Atlanta home in 2016, Mercedes-Benz USA quickly realized through surveys and observations that commuting to work was a widespread pain-point and expenditure among employees. The findings mobilized Mercedes to create a custom telework program that allows employees the ability to telework one day a week. The result? A lift in employee engagement scores, and 98% of employees reporting that telework was good for the organization. Plus, a survey of managers indicated that 48% saw productivity increase with addition of telework and another 42% saw no change in productivity.
As the largest employer in the Perimeter area, Cox Enterprises takes campus access seriously. In 2019 they launched a formal flexible work arrangements pilot, offering eligible employees either one day each week for telework or compressed work week schedules. Engaging 1,000 employees will represent an aggregate time savings of 1,580 hours per week.