Workplace of the future: Designing to recruit top talent

June 28, 2019 Sanjana Saluja

To attract top talent, company purpose and culture remain key drivers in the job market, but must be articulated in the physical space as well. Work Design Magazine explains how companies can attract and retain top talent through spaces that are representative of the diverse job functions that reside in a given workplace.

The current unemployment rate is at 3.6 percent, a record low since December 1969. With an abundance of opportunities available across the job market, a shift has occurred, placing job candidates in the power position of selecting their employer. To attract top talent, company purpose and culture remain key drivers in the job market, but must be articulated in the physical space as well.

Candidates are becoming increasingly savvy to the design elements and their benefits, or drawbacks, with the physical workspace. If a company’s mission statement includes wellness commitments but does not allow for natural light in the workplace, job candidates will take note. With this in mind, companies are urged to move beyond cultures centered around cold brew on tap, and instead design spaces and provide resources that are representative of the diverse job functions that reside and thrive in a given workplace. If a prospective job candidate asked your current employee about their work environment, would they respond positively? Creating a workplace that fosters innovation and creates a healthy environment for employees is crucial for attracting the best in the business.

Read more to find out how workplace design can improve productivity, creativity and wellness of employees. 

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