The first public decisions of Marissa Mayer as Yahoo’s top executive has brought light onto the perks to attract critical talent in Silicon Valley and foster a productive environment: free food, smart phones, etc. One of the most successful employee programs at Google is the shared shuttle service between San Francisco and Mountain View, which has expanded to tens of buses in the Bay Area. The oldest company bus benefit is actually run by Genentech in South San Francisco. It started as a way to deal with parking limitations before growing into a popular employee retention program.
RidePal is bringing this green “perk” to smaller businesses who cannot afford it or do not have the resources to operate a bus system. The San Francisco based start-up launched last week four additional routes in the Bay Area, and participating companies can have a say on where the bus stops depending on their level membership. Workers can also vote on prospective routes on RidePal’s website (picture above).