No Car? No Problem.
by CeCe Bazar | Filed Under Updates
March 23, 2012 —
Boston makes it easy to get to work. And Matchbox makes it even easier.
Searching for a job is a multi-faceted and often tedious process. There are several factors that one must take into consideration before determining which offer to accept, outside of the scope of the role in question.
Many companies go out of their way to ensure that the office environment is appealing to candidates. Friendly competitions, corporate gatherings and other perks are great ways to retain employees and attract new ones. However, there is one feature that is often overlooked – the morning commute.
When looking for a new job, it is important to consider the “Three L’s” … Location. Location. Location.
Being that Boston is predominately a pedestrian city, with residents walking, cycling, and “T-ing” to work, locating your office in close proximity to public transportation is important, especially when it comes to recruiting new employees.
Bostonians enjoy walking, even more so when it is almost 90 degrees in March. Maybe it is the fresh Boston air, or the fact that we live in the #3 most walkable city, or the safest city for pedestrians. Whatever the reason, it is clear that businesses positioning themselves as accessible via numerous forms of transportation are more attractive to candidates.
On a recent visit to Boston, Xconomy writer Wade Roush remarked on how impressed he was with Boston commuters. Not only did he note how effective our subway system is in the city, but he also made special mention of the Hubway bike-share-system. Roush wondered if we are “Cycling our way to prosperity,” and he very well could be correct!
Here at Matchbox, we make it our business to make a routine function of admissions readers’ lives more enjoyable and fun. When it comes to our employees, we want to do the same. As Matchbox continues to grow, being accessible by all forms of transportation, whether it be walking, cycling, swimming or flying, is paramount. If you want to run, that is ok as well … we have showers!
How do you get to work? Do you walk, like the majority of Boston?