Here's something off the beaten path:
"As gasoline prices continue to rise, more employers are offering additional benefits, such as telecommuting and flexible schedules, to help offset those costs, according to a new survey from the world’s largest human resources association."
Ever prescient, we actually blogged on this subject over two and a half years ago.
The Society for Human Resource Management reports that many employers are choosing to offer increased benefits, rather than pay raises, to offset some of these costs. These range from increasing the gas allowance to performance bonuses in the form of pre-paid gas cards. Some employers are even encouraging (and helping) employees to form car pools.
Keep on truckin'.
[Hat Tip: Employee Benefit News]