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Meeting the needs of your teams outside the 9-to-5

August 5 / Canada

Employees have always appreciated when their companies go above and beyond, but living through a global pandemic has proven how necessary those extras can be. The line between work and home has blurred, and the paradigm of the traditional workday has changed. 

As everyone adjusts, companies continue to search for ways to meet the needs of their teams, from late-night rides to meals at all hours. Gone are the days of a one-size-fits-all model, especially with benefits and perks. Below, learn how organizations are getting creative when it comes to supporting their key people. 

Eating outside the 9-to-5

Many jobs require nontraditional hours, but employees who work on different schedules still need to eat. Uber for Business helps companies like investment firm Citadel provide a range of meal options to their employees. In addition to in-office lunch, teams at some locations can also order early-morning breakfast. For those who stay late, a dinner option will be rolling out soon. 

Online mental health platform BetterHelp gives its people a monthly stipend that they can use to order meals wherever they are. The ability to get food at different times has allowed employees to completely customize their days, from busy parents who need to take care of dinner to late-night workers who want to schedule meals ahead of time. Director of Operations and People Experience Sahar Naim says, “Our founder’s philosophy is to make our lives as efficient as possible and provide perks to map to that objective.” 

Go above and beyond for your teams

In addition to offering meal delivery for nontraditional times and places, companies use vouchers or gift cards for Uber Eats to give employees a little something extra. Sponsored meals for delivery is a way to say thank you, provide a morale boost, or just help switch up the routine. Let your people treat themselves to their favorite early-morning coffee, give the hard-working cook of the family a night off, or just finally try that new spot on the corner. 

Marketing agency Terminus does this by including vouchers as part of its employee wellness program, one that also includes remote work stipends and built-in half-days. The perks, like meal delivery on Uber Eats, are for employees and their families. This was especially important to the company during the pandemic. “I think having empathy toward what people are dealing with day in and [day] out, whether that’s kids running around or trying to get virtual schooling set up, is important,” says Senior Human Resources Business Partner Jessica Pachman-Hults. “We’re all just here trying to do our best, and I want to support that.” 


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Always-on employee transportation

Many companies give their employees transportation benefits beyond average working hours, too. Vouchers or gift cards can be used for rides with Uber, providing a convenient way for employees to get to or from work anytime. This is especially helpful if they don’t have or choose not to use a personal vehicle, are going to an area with limited parking, or need an alternative to public transportation. 

When charter plane company Private Jets Inc. needed a way to transport pilots and crews from hangars across the US to hotels or their homes, it turned to Uber for Business. Previously, the company relied on rental cars or hotel shuttles, which weren’t always cost-effective or available. “We’re constantly on the go, since we work on demand,” says Director of Charter Operations Candy Lovin. With Uber, crew members switch to their business profile, request a ride, and get where they need to go at all hours. 

Continued support, anytime

From late-night workers to employees balancing caregiving duties, your people are the backbone of your organization. Support those who matter most to your success with Uber for Business.  The customizable nature and multiple product solutions of Uber for Business looking to provide benefits outside the traditional work schedule.

Learn more about how Uber for Business can be your partner for employee support programs, no matter the time of day—or night.