High gas prices heighten interest in telework

Work-from-home programs could save companies millions in real estate and other costs
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/25/2005

With the costs of travelling to and from work soaring due to climbing fuel prices, employers may find themselves contemplating ways to help ease commuting woes.

At Toronto’s York University, long-time carpooler Kimberley Glaze said she has noticed colleagues showing a higher level of interest in the carpool matching service that she uses.

“In the past few weeks, people have been coming to me asking, ‘Do you know if they’ve got a ride in my area,’” said Glaze, manager of employee development and communications.