One third (33%) of employer respondents believe that employees who cycle or walk to work are more productive than staff who use the bus or train to commute, according to research by Cyclescheme.
The research, which surveyed 103 employers from Cyclescheme’s database, also found that 44% of respondents believe that employees who cycle or walk to work are more efficient.
The results of the study have been published ahead of Cycle to Work Day on 14 September 2016.
The research also found:
- 89% of respondents feel that employees who cycle or walk to work are more energised throughout the day.
- 98% of respondents feel that staff who cycle to work are healthier than employees who do not.
- 46% of respondents believe employees are less productive after a delayed commute, and 52% believe employees take time to get their heads into work after experiencing delays on their commute to work.
Stephen Holt, commercial director at Cyclescheme, said: “We know that an active commute can have many benefits for employees from loss of weight to increased energy and mood levels, but cycling’s positive effects aren’t exclusively beneficial to the individual, with employers enjoy the perks too through reduced tardiness, increased productivity and efficiency and greater job satisfaction.”