New Habitat for Humanity HQ convenient to transit
The first “headquarters” for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, if you could even call it that, was a spare church basement
On Monday, it will open a new headquarters in St. Paul — a three-story, 28,000-square foot building that cost $6.9 million and is designed to be more accessible to the low-income families it helps and the volunteers who support it.
Providing easy access for families who may not have a car was “absolutely vital,” said Susan Haigh, president of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. The building is just a block away from the Fairview Avenue light-rail stop, and a bus stop is right at its front door.
Stegmeier Consulting Group’s take…
In selecting a new HQ location that is well-served by public transport, an organization can more easily secure the top talent they seek; especially those Millennials they hope to employ for years to come, considering the younger generation’s draw to large urban centers.
Anytime an organization makes a major move, location is one of the key concerns. Proximity to public transportation offers Habitat for Humanity a lot of advantages. It helps with employee commutes, centers their headquarters in an appealing urban environment, and allows easy access for those they serve.
Whenever an organization undertakes a large workplace change initiative, these are just some of the questions that must be considered. If employees have too long or difficult a commute, they are more likely to leave. Furthermore, an organization in an unappealing environment will be less likely to attract new talent, and a more accessible location will allow more business from clients or consumers.
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