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24.05.2018, 11:48

Chilling Out

Company News, Workspace Management, EMEA
Creating workplace relaxation areas may hold the key for employers seeking to recruit young talent, according to a recent poll.

 

The survey by Dale Office Interiors found over a third of 18- to 34-year-olds would favour prospective employers offering chill-out zones, with a further quarter reporting that open-plan workspaces are an attractive option. 


This comes after predictions show millennials (currently aged 22 to 37) will represent 75% of the global workforce by 2025, while Generation Z (the age group that comes after millennials) is beginning to enter the job market, suggesting employers will now be vying to recruit and retain young staff.

In addition, it has been reported that over a fifth of young people have rejected a potential employer due to outdated or uninspiring office design.

Opportunities for activities were also considered important in the poll, with access to exercise and recreational facilities ranked highest by a combined 30% of respondents (16.3% and 14.2% respectively).

Another recent survey of London office workers found exercise levels would improve if facilities were either provided at work or subsidised, but three-quarters of UK office workers do not currently have this.

The ability to hot-desk was also deemed appealing by young people, indicating that employers could benefit by taking a flexible approach to their workspace set-up.

And evidence suggests business owners have a growing interest in meeting the professional needs of the next generation: in 2017, the phrase: ‘What do millennials want at work?’ was searched online 3,600 times in the UK.

Warren Bricknell, managing director of Dale Office Interiors, said: “Workforce demographics are fluid and it follows that workspaces need to be too.

“As more mature employees reach retirement age it’s natural that business owners’ recruitment efforts are geared towards attracting young talent.

“But our research suggests many are missing a trick when it comes to revising their workspace requirements which, as previous findings have suggested, could mean the difference between a rejection and an acceptance from a potential employee.”

“Workplace adaptations for a younger market range from smaller measures, such as investing in a table tennis or pool table to enhance leisure and social opportunities, to revisiting the design and layout of the whole space to incorporate open-plan and relaxation areas,” Warren added. 

 

The data was gathered in May 2018 via an online survey among 1,000 UK-based 18- to 34-year-olds. 

 

 

Dale Office Interiors

About Dale Office Interiors

At Dale Office Interiors, we work hard to engender a team culture of accountability where our people are encouraged to take responsibility and are rewarded accordingly. This is perhaps one of the reasons why our staff stay with us for so long. Fresh thinking and bringing new ideas to the table is greatly encouraged – this ethos enables us to continually evolve our services and set new benchmarks. We reserve the right to get smarter at what we do and how we do it. Dale Office Interiors is a proud supporter of various charitable organisations across the UK. Our partners and staff choose to donate both goods and monies on a regular basis. Visit www.daleoffice.co.uk for more information.

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