Modern workers have made it clear that their workspace is vital to their level of job satisfaction. Mercer’s 2018 Global Talent Trends study even found that candidates would take a pay cut to work in a place that offered flexibility and wellness.
HR professionals who are facing recruitment competition must reevaluate the role that the physical workspace plays in attracting and retaining top talent.
According to Deloitte, 88% of millennials want to choose where and when they work. The days of traditional 9 to 5 work days are long gone and workers want a better work-life balance.
Additionally, employees do not want to be tied down to a desk, with a Fuze study finding that 70% of workers aged 16-44 want to be more mobile at work.
Although open offices have grown in popularity over the past few years, companies are finding ways to incorporate more agile environments in order to appeal to those who want to collaborate, and those who need privacy.
Workplaces that do not prioritize modern technology offerings also risk losing talent. Providing tools to book spaces and track down coworkers are simple ways to cut down wasted time. Overall, technological resources make the workplace experience more seamless.
Today’s employees also highly value a sustainable workplace. In fact, recent Cone research found that 83% of millennials said they would be more loyal to a company that contributes to social and environmental issues. This can be accomplished by identifying spaces where you can cut down on waste and increase efficiency.