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“Homing from Work”

October 13, 2014

In today’s busy world, we are all asked to do more with less.

“Homing from Work”?  What does that mean?  

It simply means :Taking care of personal and family needs during the workday”

  • Employee work longer hours
  • Since 2011 30% of the workforce is working more than nine hours per day.
  • 69% of busy professionals report taking breaks to do personal activities during the workday.
  • “Homing from Work” behaviors are equally reported by men and women, among all age groups, at every title and at all income levels.
  • Between 2011 and 2013 there have been dramatic increases in the types of personal activities employees engage in during the workday.

 Employee Activities during Work Hours

Activity Total % of Employees
Spend Time Online* 80%
Social Media 53%
Running Errands* 49%
Retail Store Shopping* 31%
Vacation Planning* 29%
Exercise 18%
Entertainment 16%

With Expedite Group, employees are able to focus more on their jobs because their external life issues and to-do’s are more manageable.  We always hear people say, “it sounds too good to be true.” The fact is, it is true – the sky’s the limit! Expedite Group offers errand running, stay and wait services, and all types of personal assistance and research. For example, we can pick up groceries, take a pair of shoes to be re-soled, or mail a package at the post office. For those unexpected household emergencies, we can schedule and meet the vendor at home for an immediate repair.  Expedite Group also provides thorough research to employees including the most comprehensive data for products, services, travel, vendors, and much, much more.


All our personal assistance and research is completely FREE to employees!  With errand running, employees only pay for the product or service itself – no markup or additional fees apply.


  • Balloon deliveries
  • Doughnut deliveries
  • Car services
  • Watch battery
  • Gift certificate purchasing
  • Grocery shopping
  • Post office
  • Personal shopping
  • Shoe repairs
  • All types of errands

…and much, much more

Personal services

  • Spa recommendations
  • Restaurant reservations
  • Gift suggestions
  • Recipe ideas
  • “how to’s”
  • Daycares
  • Apartment finder
  • Sporting leagues
  • Health club research
  • Medical professionals
  • Law professionals
  • Pet sitters/trainers
  • Kennels
  • Personal chefs
  • Massage therapists
  • Holiday gift wrapping
  • Comparison shopping
  • Portrait photographers

Life events

  • Weddings
  • Birthdays
  • Engagements
  • Anniversaries
  • Funerals
  • Graduations
  • Holidays
  • Divorces
  • New babies

Household services

  • House cleaners
  • Gutter cleaners
  • Window washers
  • Carpet installations
  • Landscapers
  • Painters
  • Hardwood floors
  • Handymen
  • Locksmiths
  • Chimney sweepers
  • Interior designers
  • Professional organizers
  • Plumbers
  • Carpet cleanings
  • Deck staining
  • Kitchen remodeling

Convenience services

  • Food deliveries
  • On-site auto washings
  • On-site oil changes
  • Movie rentals
  • Stay and wait services
  • Pre-assembled Dinner


  • Ticket procurement
  • Concert schedules
  • Wine tastings
  • Cooking classes
  • Sporting events
  • Movie times
  • Ice skating
  • Go-cart racing
  • Children’s activities
  • Museums
  • IMAX theatre
  • Singing telegrams
  • Hot air balloon rides
  • Murder mystery dinners

Business Needs

  • Meeting arrangements
  • Catering
  • Food deliveries
  • Holiday parties
  • Printing arrangements
  • Special events
  • Employee appreciation
  • Awards and recognition

Travel planning

  • Honeymoon
  • Flight information
  • Vacation packages
  • Cruises
  • Weekend getaways
  • Family beach trips
  • International travel
  • Amusement park trips
  • Destination information

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