Attracting and retaining talent through workspace design

Office design company, Penketh Group, outlines the workspace demands of the modern worker – something dealers should be paying close attention …

In decades gone by, moving from job to job was very much frowned upon. So-called ‘job hoppers’ were seen as a liability, and prospective employers questioned their dedication and ability as a direct result. These days, however, it’s a completely different story – millennials and members of Gen Z are more willing to move between roles and companies as travel becomes more accessible and personal requirements climb up the priority ranks.

As a result of this modern-day flexibility, and transient approach towards career building, companies are having to do more in order to attract and retain their staff. These additional tactics include things like setting out clear growth plans, community or charity work and more relaxed working hours. However, one of the most effective tools which employers can use to appeal to young talent is a strategic workspace design scheme.

The facts and figures

A survey of 2,000 UK office workers – carried out by Mindspace, in conjunction with OnePoll – revealed that 34% of 18-24-year olds are willing to commute for up to an hour each way, every day, for an office that suits their requirements. This research also shows that 21% of 18-24-year olds have rejected a potential employer due to poor office design, and 16% of the same age group have actually left a job on account of being dissatisfied with the design of their working environment.

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