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How Can Office Design Impact Recruitment and Retention?

In a competitive world, Have you ever considered that your workplace or even the room in which you conduct interviews could have an impact on whether your preferred candidate accepts a job offer?

It’s imperative to attract the right employees that will have the skills, personality, and knowledge to help your business grow and move forward.

Therefore, by investing in an office design not only attracts but also retains talent candidate is incredibly important if your business is to be successful.

Here are some ways to impact recruitment and retention through your office design:-

1. A mixture of various spaces in the office:-

· Everyone has its ways of working and acknowledging which is a sign of good office workplace.

· As an employer, you must know that your workplace is adaptable for different styles of work.

· In the initial design stages, you should focus on work zones specifically designed to promote the creativity of your employees.

· An open workplace is beneficial to both employer and employee.

· When you are hiring not only are you looking for someone who will work well with the current team, but someone who will bring a variety of new ideas to the table where Collaboration is essential, and using a mixture of spaces will encourage and stimulate your workers.


 2. Office Culture:-

 · When hiring, personality could make a significant difference. After all, the office is a workplace where your team members spend the majority of their time. As well as working to meet the objectives of the company, your employees are also developing both professional and personal relationships. Therefore the culture of the organization will have an impact when hiring.

· If a company adopts such good practices, then overall morale will increase which, in turn, will lead to higher employee retention as well as a higher output of work.


3. Keep your employees happy:-

 · The importance of being comfortable within the workplace and workplace happiness in large part comes down to creating the right culture.

· In term of office design, these are small things you can do that will help relax, motivate and keep your employees content throughout the working day:-

  • Colour: When designing your office keep your office wall colour neutral and relaxing which will help to create a calm atmosphere for your employees. Blues and greens are a standard color within office design and regarded as soft colours that promote thinking, creativity and performance.
  • Furniture: You should be thinking of designing furniture that is comforting and soft. Also Creating a ‘homely’ environment will make your employees feel cared for and therefore, motivated.
  • Features: There has been a significant feature of adding plants within the workplace which promotes wellbeing and also look good!
  • Lighting: When planning your office space’s layout it’s a good way to make sure that your furniture is not blocking windows, restricting the amount of natural light within the office. Natural light has a positive impact upon mood and will help your employees focus throughout the working day.


How do you want to improve your workspace? If you are considering re-designing your offices, contact Workspace Design and Build today. Our team of specialists is on hand to listen to your thoughts and work with you to provide a functional and creative space that will help attract and retain your employees.