A survey of 1,014 UK workers by Furniture123.co.uk, has revealed 53% of job hunters would turn down a role if they did not like the company’s office or working environment.
When quizzed on the factors that would influence the decision to take a job, 1 in 2 respondents cite the location of the office as key. However, it isn’t all about location:
Mark Kelly, marketing manager at Furniture123.co.uk said:
“The data shows that companies need to pay attention to much more than salaries and benefits, when trying to attract top talent. The average UK worker spends 8,060 hours a year at work*, so it’s understandable that the environment can be a deal maker or breaker for many.
“Employers looking to attract the most talented staff in their field should keep this in mind when inviting candidates to interview.
“It’s not so easy to change the location of the office, however they can ensure that there are onsite catering facilities and breakout areas for lunch, and even arrange car pools or an employee bus service that connects to local transport links.
“Also ensuring the space is always kept clean and tidy, furniture is in good condition and the décor feels fresh and modern is a great place to start.”
For advice and guidance from a UK leading specialist in Employment law, HR and Health and Safety Services, please contact HPC on the form below or call us on 0843 509 4543.
For the HR News article on this story please follow this link.