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Modern office interiors aren’t enough to win over young talent

While modern, technology-infused work interiors may attract some talent, for many potential workers, a workplace that reflects their ideals is much more important.

Young professionals are constantly exploring their work options as workplace skills become more transferable. Businesses who actively listen to the younger generation end up succeeding in attracting such talent.

Coworking is one of the biggest draws for young talent as it provides a fresh environment for both employees and clients. Coworking spaces offer flexibility of office space and schedules, a modern environment, and a startup-ridden atmosphere that helps foster creativity and community.

The gig economy has taken the reigns on how companies can retain employment by offering a more flexible work schedule. For example, PwC launched The Flexible Talent Network, which allows recruits to work when they want by listing their skills and preferred schedule. Then, the recruits will be matched to projects rather than roles, further fueling the gig economy.

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Issues of gender wage gaps have been long discussed and argued, so tools such as the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI) have been created to track gender data across 230 companies in 36 countries. It then measures how many female employees receive equal pay to their male counterparts, as well as taking into consideration gender-related policies and benefits.

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