Travel problems thwart high-fliers
One-third of London’s high earners have slept in the office or a nearbyhotel during the previous week, according to a survey by property adviser GVAGrimley. The survey shows that commuting is the biggest concern for London-basedworkers. One in 10 of those surveyed say they avoid travel problems by living in aLondon-based flat or hotel during the week rather than their family home. Butdespite the problems, London-based staff do not see home working as analternative. More than three-quarters – 77 per cent of those surveyed – areable to work from home but only 13 per cent do so more than once a month. Stephen Robinson, senior partner at GVA Grimley, said, “The poor stateof London’s public transport creates a dilemma for many city-based employers.The congestion and high rents are constraining their use of space but theintensifying war for talent means they must provide a high-quality workingenvironment or risk losing valuable staff.” The survey finds the average time it takes a high earner to commute isnearly an hour each way. Eighty-six per cent of the 200 lawyers, bankers,consultants and media professionals surveyed travel by public transport. www.gvagrimley.co.uk Travel problems thwart high-fliersOn 5 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.