It’s all about where you work

Commute times, physical office space can be tipping point for jobseekers
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/28/2014

Attracting top talent is always a priority, and every employer has its own strategy. But it’s easy to underestimate just how much an organization’s physical location and office space can influence recruitment.

Many employees are no longer willing to trade a long, gruelling commute for their dream job, according to a survey of 2,009 office workers by Oxford Properties and Environics Research Group.

Accessibility and a reasonable commute time were identified as the most valuable attributes of a workplace, found the survey, which clocked the acceptable commute time for most respondents as 30 minutes or less.