Is Your Office a Deal Breaker?
You offer a great salary, generous employee benefits and excellent career progression. But could your office be driving employees away? According to the GenM Survey 2013, which polled 1,000 UK office workers, yes, it could. HereΓÇÖs why.
1. Poor quality tech
TodayΓÇÖs tech-savvy office workers know what good tech looks like ΓÇô and theyΓÇÖre willing to walk if bosses donΓÇÖt provide it.
From outdated computers to cumbersome handsets and clunky software, 41% of office workers find poor tech a big enough issue that theyΓÇÖd consider changing jobs if they didnΓÇÖt get good enough tools to help them do the job.
2. No BYOD
ItΓÇÖs the obvious workaround for office workers faced with slow and poor quality tools ΓÇô theyΓÇÖre turning to their own devices to get the job done.
While some companies have been quick to implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, those yet to do so should take note ΓÇô 18% of office workers consider this to be a deal breaker.
3. Lack of flexible working
Forcing workers to spend the 9-5 in the office? It could cost you your workforce.
Flexible working has become something of an office buzzword over the last few years. ItΓÇÖs also becoming increasingly popular with office workers, with 24% saying theyΓÇÖd like to work from home more often.
But hereΓÇÖs the big issue: 25% of office workers would consider leaving if their company didnΓÇÖt offer some form of flexible or remote working options. And thereΓÇÖs a big gender divide thatΓÇÖs important too ΓÇô 23% of women wouldnΓÇÖt take a job which didnΓÇÖt offer remote working, while this number drops to just 6% among men.
Time for the 74% of employers who donΓÇÖt offer flexible working policies to take action?
Would poor tech or lack of flexible working make you look for a new job? Tell us what you think in the comments below.
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