Datacom Wellington previously had two large car parks, which accommodated the majority of their staff members. However, in June they lost 100 parking spots when a car park they leased needed to have ongoing maintenance.
This left Datacom in a tricky situation, as they needed to accommodate the same number of employees but with half the parking space. Change management was a big concern, as they wanted to make the transition as painless as possible for everyone.
Datacom knew that the Auckland branch had undergone a car park similar transition in 2017, and had used Parkable to help.
“We implemented Parkable as we had made similar moves in Auckland when reducing car parks in 2017. Parkable helped us to streamline and assist with the change for staff and we knew they could do it again."
- Ilona Joe, Group Facilities Manager New Zealand, Datacom
Using the Parkable app, Datacom staff can book an onsite park in advance, giving them confidence in their commute. This also deters people from driving in early to secure a park, which is a possibility for some staff but not those with pre-work commitments, like working parents. Staff can also check real-time availability, so they don’t drive into the car park without knowing if they’ll find an available spot.
"Parkable gives our staff a tool for booking parking in advance and checking car park availability. We're confident that with Parkable, this will be a far easier change for our staff, and it's great to be able to provide a solution."
- Ilona Joe
When they returned to the office, CHFA wanted fair, equitable parking. They chose to remove parking allocations and make most parking available to any employees coming into the office. To manage this transition, CHFA implemented Parkable.
Using the Parkable app, humm group employees with an allocated park share their spot with colleagues when they’re away from the office. This ensures that parks won’t sit empty, and other staff can check the app and book a park in advance.