TRENDS

TRENDS

RECRUITING THE NEW WORKFORCE

We have been inundated with thousands of studies and articles about Millennials and what they want. Why so many studies? And why does it matter? We wanted to know – so we teamed up with Colliers International to fund the study My Generation: Surveying the Views of Millennials in Metro Milwaukee. This study has practical applications for your workplace recruiting strategies. From design, furniture, and amenities to wellness, the Millennial Impact outlines the specific and unique workplace needs and desires of Millennials in Southeastern Wisconsin.

MILLENNIALS HAVE SURPASSED GENERATION X AND NOW MAKE UP THE LARGEST SHARE OF THE AMERICAN WORKFORCE.

By 2030 Millennials will account for 75% of the American workforce. Companies contemplating space and interior decisions would be remiss not to take this changing workplace into consideration. However, simply talking about the new workforce in general is limiting – we are talking about YOUR workforce.

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Millennials in the American workforce by 2030

THE MILLENNIAL IMPACT

SPACE


open space is a misnomer

It’s all about balance. Millennials want choice. They want a workplace that promotes collaboration, but also has quiet areas dedicated to heads down, focused work. The right workplace balances focus, collaboration and personalization.

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73% of Millennials in Southeastern Wisconsin value a workplace that promotes collaboration yet, 66% also value the availability of quiet workspaces.

WELLNESS


promote wellness rather than build it

While Millennials want their workplace culture to promote wellness, that does not mean your offce building needs the infrastructure to build wellness. There are many ways to promote employee wellness, such as:

  • Ergonomic furniture that adapts to the user
  • Reconfigurations
  • Space planning: lower panel heights, benching systems, acoustics and improved lighting
  • Flexible space: focused, private spaces vs. collaborative spaces
  • Healthier materials and products
  • Work-style approach: height-adjustable workstations, variety of meeting spaces, raised monitors and sit-to-stand activities
  • Constructive use of color
  • Biophilic design

FURNITURE


looking at furniture as a solution

Furniture functionally supports employees to perform their jobs successfully. And beyond functionality, you can use your furniture to create an environment that is not only enjoyable, but also has a direct impact on your company’s bottom line.

AMENITIES


amenities vs. expectations

From the latest technology, treadmill desks and healthy food options to nap rooms, Millennials prefer that their workplace offers these perks. Employers must now consider the expectations of Millennials in regards to their own workplace design and company culture.

• Flexible scheduling
• Meaningful work relationships/experiences • Emphasis on health/wellness
• Work/life balance
• A strong corporate social responsibility
• Opportunities for progression

LOOK & FEEL


inspired by nature

Simple changes to incorporate nature into the workplace can have a drastic impact on how your space looks and feels. It also has an impact on how your workers feel when they come to work, and how happy, creative and productive they are while working.

Workers in office environments with natural elements, such as greenery and sunlight:

• Report a 15% higher level of well-being
• Are 6% more productive
• Are 15% more creative

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did you know?

Workplace design impacts employee performance, engagement and innovation, which results in increased productivity and contributes to a positive ROI

The work environment accounts for up to 25% of job satisfaction.

RECRUIT & RETAIN


design matters

Companies looking to attract and retain Millennial talent must consider the impact their office space has on employee happiness, productivity and even company loyalty. The physical design of your office space is one
of the most important factors in determining workplace satisfaction. The next step is investing in a well-designed space that communicates commitment to employees and supports the ways in which they work best.

THE MILLENNIAL IMPACT

Are you interested in learning more about how to create an office that can help you recruit and retain top talent? Contact us to learn more about our Millennial Impact presentation.

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CREATING SPACES THAT WORK

“Three divisions, under one roof, led by one team;
serving each other to exceed our client’s expectations.”

 

CREATING SPACES THAT WORK

“Three divisions, under one roof, led by one team;
serving each other to exceed our client’s expectations.”

CREATING SPACES THAT WORK

“Three divisions, under one roof, led by one team; serving each other to exceed our client’s expectations.”