In an effort to gain a competitive edge and retain the best talent, companies must recognize and adapt to the changing workforce. This translates to adopting new technologies, employee offerings, amenities and more.
This starts with the value of employee wellbeing. Work-related burnout has become a real consequence of poor work environments. In fact, a Levell study found that 60% of workers in the U.S. and UK are experiencing stress and exhaustion in their workplace.
In order to avoid workers getting overwhelmed, companies need to adopt wellness strategies to keep employees focused, engaged and satisfied. For example, major companies like Nike and Google have started offering employees various programs such as meditation and cognitive behavioral training.
Additionally, flexible work options have become one of the most in-demand offerings from workers today, with 62% of businesses now providing workers with some sort of flexible workspace policy. Thanks to technological advancements, flex options are able to create a better work-life balance, boost employee productivity and increase job satisfaction.
Furthermore, flexible workspaces offer another agile option that allows workers to find a work environment and schedule that best suits them, whether that be closer to home or in a city they love.
Generation Z, the first fully digital generation, is also making their way into the workforce and with that, HR must learn to adapt to the training and work styles of this group. Along with different learning styles, reports have found that Gen Z have different values compared to their predecessors, where they want companies to put more of an emphasis on diversity.