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Office Design and IT Millennials

Author: Pete Langlois/Tuesday, November 01, 2016/Categories: SNI Companies, SNI Technology

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IT unemployment is as low as 2% in some parts of the U.S. - making Millennials well trained in the latest software and platform capabilities in especially high demand.

This means that CIOs and CEOs are focused on attracting and retaining good talent. While most managers keep up-to-date on market benchmarks for salaries and benefits, there are other elements important to attracting talented IT Millennials: one of which is office environment.

More than the people they meet during the interview process, Millennials evaluate the culture of a potential employer by looking at the office space. For them, workspaces say a lot about how employees interact.

I have listed some perks and aspects of office design which we have found to be high on the Millennials “shopping list":

  • A café with a big-screen TV and free snacks
  • Pumped-in white noise
  • Sleek furniture
  • Work lockers
  • Couches and informal meeting spaces
  • Write-erase walls
  • Plug-and-play technology
  • A light-filled open environment
  • Adjustable desks
  • Collaborative space

High-energy interactive offices are not only favored by Millennials, but have been proven to have a positive impact on satisfaction and productivity for employees across the board. Not all of these ideas need to cost a lot of money - so think about how you can make your office environment feel more collaborative, modern, and interactive.

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Pete Langlois
Pete Langlois

Pete Langlois

Pete Langlois is the Chief Sales Officer at GEE Group. His blog leverages his decades of experience in hiring, training and retaining top talent and covers trends and issues of interest to employers and job candidates alike.

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