Employers take steps to alleviate gas-pump shockSolutions include increased telecommuting, increased expense guidelines for mileageBy 07/21/2006|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 08/02/2006 Professionals who are feeling pain at the pump may find help from their employers. Eighty-two of the 100 Canadian executives polled by staffing firm Robert Half International said their firms are taking action to reduce the impact of higher gas prices on employees.The most common changes include increasing expense guidelines for employee-incurred mileage (cited by 62 per cent of respondents), allowing staff to telecommute more frequently (32 per cent) and allowing employees to work from offices closer to home (31 per cent)."Companies are always looking for tools to help maintain morale and reduce turnover," said Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International. "Easing the burden of escalating gas prices can help them accomplish both objectives." To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.