If you are an employer, often required to hire university and college graduates, you may want to think in terms of the future. Staying ahead of the curve will be achieved by understanding and accommodating younger staff.
The stuffy environment of yesterday’s office is quickly becoming obsolete. For a variety of reasons, it has become widely accepted that ergonomically-minded workspaces produce the best results for both employee and employer. Employees can develop physical and emotional issues as a repercussion of their working environment. See here for more information.
To be ergonomic is to ensure that your workplace produces staff wellbeing and in-tern, productivity by engaging with the physical setup of the office space. Planning ahead for the future of your employees may not just involve physical wellbeing, however. There is a whole new generation of potential employees just around the corner who are quite different from the traditional, ‘cubicle-dwelling’ office worker. Listening to their needs will bring the best new applicants to your door.
‘Gen Z’ typically refers to those born in the late-1990s to early 2000s. Over the coming years, many of the now mostly and college students will be graduating from higher level courses and looking for employment. These future workers are firmly intuned with the digital age from birth.
Multi-platform online services and products are simply a part of their lifestyle. A feeling of social inclusion, once only seen in-person, is now also found through the internet. Ignoring the level in which social media and individualism have affected younger people, will decrease an employer’s likelihood of finding the best-qualified and desired candidates.
So the trick to attracting highly qualified employees of the future, will be to combine a modern ergonomic office, with high functioning access to multi-digital devices. This is not to definitively say ‘out with the old and in with the new’, but to take extra steps that ensure the best minds of tomorrow will want to work at your company.