When you move the work to the workers instead of vice-versa everyone can benefit: employers, workers, and the communities in which they live.

Teleworking is an extension of the workplace, enabling employees to be productive in a location other than the normal “office” by using the phone and the computer.

The spread of home-based businesses has done much to enhance the image of teleworking, and many preparedness experts tout the value of decentralized office environments. In the Washington, D.C. area, for example, many Fortune 500 and government employees work from one of 19 government-subsidized telework centers.

RideShare provides individuals and employers with information and assistance in implementing telework policies and programs. Call us or e-mail for more information.

Whether or not a business succeeds and grows depends more and more on the people that make up the organization. By working with employees to structure a productive telework environment, a company improves its long-term prospects and keeps good people. Employee benefits include

  • Reduction of stress due to fewer long, congested commutes
  • Improved productivity resulting from fewer interruptions and distractions
  • Enhanced time management and opportunity for flexible work schedules
  • Improved balance between work and family life, boosting employee satisfaction

Telework is an effective tool for businesses looking for a competitive edge. By improving productivity and cutting overhead costs, telework can help maximize profits, and allow an organization to expand and prosper over the long run. Business benefits include

  • Strengthened employee recruitment and retention
  • Reduced absenteeism, sick leave, and late arrivals
  • Increased employee productivity
  • Increased employee satisfaction
  • Reduced costs for office space and parking
  • Expanded geographic access to skilled workers
  • Enhanced public recognition as an innovative business and a good corporate citizen
  • Increased organizational knowledge of costs and benefits of Telework
  • Increased organizational knowledge of telework options in our region
  • Facilitate the creation of “telework” task forces within organizations
  • Facilitate creation of telework pilot programs by providing a framework for program implementation, including the identification of:
    • Risk management concerns
    • Training requirements & concerns
    • Technological needs
    • Program evaluation practices.

RideShare’s Telework  Portfolio was developed to help organizations identify the best policies and guidelines to follow when implementing a telework pilot program. This valuable resource contains templates for preliminary costs-benefits analyses, telework FAQ’s and suitability surveys for managers and their employees, program development guidelines, telework office procedures, remote office safety checklists, teleworker agreements, and more!

View the document (pdf)

Other Employer Resources

Our program covers anyone who lives or works in the following areas: cities of Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro; and the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Bath, Fluvanna, Greene, Highland, Louisa, Nelson, Rockbridge and Rockingham. Our database consists of hundreds of registered commuters with new commuters registering every day. It is possible that other commuters seeking to share a ride may contact you. Please note that RideShare does not sell, share, or trade the information you provide.