Large Ideas Expressed In Small
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A cramped office, out of date equipment and lack of comfort might just be causing some companies to lose valuable employees. A recent study by the American Society of Interior Designers found that it takes more than just money or job "challenge" to give companies an edge in their recruiting and retention efforts.
The physical workspace was one of the
top three reasons employees cited as a decision to accept
or leave a job. Compensation was listed by 62 percent of
the employees, while benefits and work-place essentially
tied for second, being listed 22 percent of the
Boomers Talk: Xers
"Learning that Generation Xers may leave a job due in part to dissatisfaction with the physical workplace rather than complain about it to anybody should be a wake-up call to companies that they need to be proactive," says Bullock. "It's important to survey employees on a regular basis to find out what they like and don't like about their jobs, including the physical workspace." "It is also important for companies to keep in mind what current and future employees look for in the physical environment," added Miller.
"Generation Xers often want to work at forward-looking companies in open environments that show they are up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies. Baby Boomers are more likely to want private offices and quiet working conditions."