CommuteCon 2020

The state of the American commute: its impact, implications, and how you can make a change

Charlie Knuth
Head of Market Research
Scoop Technologies

Session Description

The top issue facing executives today is the struggle to attract and retain top talent – and, at the same time, the commute is one of the top three drivers of attrition, second only to pay and overtime. As the densification of both office and urban areas increases, driving higher congestion along commuting corridors, organizations of all types will have to address the commute to give themselves an advantage in an ever-evolving, competitive landscape.

Learn from Charles Knuth, Head of Market Research at Scoop Technologies, as he walks through new data from a national survey of more than 7,000 workers in 16 major metropolitan regions across the United State showing how the commute is a connective thread between employee retention, employee performance, and individual happiness and well-being.

Walk away with:
Data-driven research showing how the traditional commute is decreasing productivity, adding to costs, and extending the workdays of approximately 145 million Americans;
An analysis of historical and current trends on the transportation modes commuters can depend on;
And proof points illuminating why improving the commute is a fundamental responsibility for employers and governments everywhere.

About the Speaker:
Charlie Knuth leads strategic research initiatives at Scoop, the largest carpooling solution in the United States, partnering with some of the world’s most forward-thinking organizations like LinkedIn, T-Mobile, and Workday to offer convenient, reliable, and safe carpooling to their workforces. As Head of Market Research, Charlie primarily investigates the short- and long-term impact the commute is having on us as individuals, the organizations we work for, and the communities we live in.

Prior to joining Scoop in 2018, Charles spent over a decade in a progression of roles within CEB/The Corporate Executive Board’s Human Resources Practice, which was subsequently acquired by Gartner in 2017. While there, he consulted F100 CHROs and their teams on designing and measuring employee programs to support key business initiatives such as revenue growth, performance improvement, cost optimization. Notable projects include the redesign of partner-level succession management for a large consulting firm, evaluating the effectiveness of global talent acquisition processes and teams for an e-commerce company, and change management for HR M&A of multinational manufacturers.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting & Finance) from the University of New Hampshire.