CLM grants carparking benefits

The firm said the perk was implemented to address a major issue for employees going to the office

CLM grants carparking benefits

Cooney Lees Morgan (CLM) has implemented free on-site carparking benefits to all employees in a bid to address a major issue staff had with coming to the office.

The firm previously offered this perk only to senior employees.

"People are at the centre of our business. It was therefore vital that we addressed the biggest pain point for our people coming into the office", CEO Cecilia Burgess said.

The initiative was born of a need to “counterbalance the many benefits of working in the office such as the ease of bouncing ideas off each other, face-to face collaboration, and building social connections and networks, against the difficulty of finding affordable carparking”, she added, pointing out that parents and staff who came in later had a difficult time finding parking spaces in the city.

Burgess explained that the firm also encouraged carpooling and alternative transport methods such as cycling, walking, e-scooters, and public buses.

“Last month we held our very own ‘Transport Challenge’ where our four practice teams competed against one other to accumulate points. People were encouraged to try different modes of transport throughout March (including carpooling) to help lower carbon emissions and reduce congestion on our roads. Our staff rose to the occasion and it was great to see more people opt for alternative ways of getting to work each day”, she said.

The firm’s sustainability project team also backs initiatives like Tauranga City Council’s ‘Wednesday Challenge’, which advocates for car-free Wednesdays.

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