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Improving the Employee Experience: 3 Ways to Optimize Your Office

The layout of an office space can have a huge impact on the productivity levels of staff. Research suggests that employees are more likely to be engaged with their work and less likely to leave their job role in an office space that prioritises collaboration and efficiency.

 
That’s why in this article, the experts at Jaquar are discussing a number of ways that employers can optimise their office. From encouraging wellness schemes by installing showering facilities to enhancing creativity with your office interior, we’ll offer a blueprint to optimising your office space keeping employee retention at the forefront of your design.
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What is the ROI from employee engagement?

We often hear from new HR managers who are enthusiastic about the opportunity to implement employee engagement survey programs in their organizations but have a hard time convincing senior management of the value they can bring vs. the cost of conducting surveys and doing the necessary follow-up to bring about change. HR is often on the losing side of the conversation and that's a real shame.

It's a ridiculously short-sighted management decision to ignore the potential benefits of measuring and increasing engagement and we'd like to show you why.

Here's a round-up of some of the statistics from studies conducted around the globe. The truth is, employee engagement programs should NOT be considered an unnecessary or frivolous expense. They are, in fact, an investment. And if done right, they are an investment with very healthy returns. 

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3 Tips to Prime Your Home Office for Creativity and Productivity

When working from home, it’s difficult to separate your personal life from your work life. So, it’s essential to optimize your home office for creativity and productivity so that you can reap the rewards of remote working, without compromising on the quality of your work.

 
That’s why in this article, we’re offering our top tips so that working in your home office always seems appealing. From decluttering the space to decorating the walls and creating ‘zones’, we’ll leave you inspired to make your office a haven for efficiency.
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How Your Office Space Can Aid Employee Motivation and Engagement

As the place where employees spend most of their working hours, office space has a fundamental role in boosting motivation and engagement. Therefore, it’s essential that your workspace is designed and optimized with efficiency and productivity at its core. 

That’s why today, we’re offering our top tips on planning work environments to ensure employees stay focused. From team meetings and project management to workspace layout, with this guide you’ll be on your way to cultivating a productive and motivated workforce.
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Improving Employee Engagement for Remote Workers

 Remote work is not more widespread than ever before thanks to technological advancements and the development of new collaboration tools. As a result, it is now possible to be much more productive when working remotely. According to a recent poll, the number of workers who telecommute up to 5 days a week has been steadily increasing, as has the number of Americans that work remotely which now stands at 43%

Improved workplace flexibility and accessibility

 
Many workplaces now understand that being flexible with working hours as well as providing the opportunity for their employees to work remotely, increases employee retention and improves workplace accessibility. This increase in remote work however can pose challenges when it comes to keeping employees engaged, as such, this article will look at the different ways in which employee engagement can be improved for remote workers.
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Designing an Employee Friendly Workplace

Designing an employee friendly workplace

There is little doubt that the long-term success and growth of any business depends to a great extent on employee satisfaction and retention. Making your company an attractive place to work and creating a positive and progressive working environment is important to ensuring job satisfaction, developing talent and inspiring loyalty. Below are some essential tips to help ensure business success as well as employee satisfaction.
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How A Solid Succession Plan Is Critical To Retaining Top Talent

  Only 54 percent of CEOs and directors are grooming a specific successor to take over the company when they exit, while 39 percent have no suitable internal candidates who could step in immediately. While most business leaders know the importance of continuity, many organizations still aren’t ready for succession. But having a clear plan for your company’s future isn’t just good for continuity, but is also critical to keeping your employees committed and engaged

Preparation Is Key

Employees come and go. That’s just the nature of organizations, so why wait to prepare for the inevitable? Succession planning should be a continuous process so that your company isn’t caught off-guard by organizational changes. It’s vital to a company’s success that there are measures set up to make sure that things keep running smoothly in the event of resignation or retirement of staff, as well as restructuring and expansion. 

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How Smart Cities Around the World Impact Workplace Trends

As the world becomes increasingly dependent on technology for efficiency and success, a report by IDC shows an estimated two-thirds of global cities will be investing in smart city technology by up to $135 billion by 2021.


As cities around the world are set to transform into ‘smart cities’, John Williams, Head of Marketing at Instant Offices, looks into what smart workplace trends are emerging from these innovation hubs. 

The National League of Cities (NLC) has analysed how technological advances in smart cities could potentially impact jobs and skills, showing which jobs that are set to grow between now and 2026 are most likely to be automated. The research found that management and supervisory roles are the most secure, being less than 30% automatable, while low-paying positions involving manual labour are the ones most at risk, being more than 70% automatable.

Top Smart Office Trends for 2019

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How to Use Benefits to Attract Top Millennial Talent

 "Within the next two years, 50% of the U.S. workforce is expected to be made up of Millennials".
-Dynamic Signal

Trends show that by 2021, half of the talent pipeline in the United States will be composed of millennials. This massive influx of talent flooding the market has employers scrambling to the offensive. They are overhauling their talent management strategies by offering progressive and innovative workplaces to attract, attain and retain top millennial candidates moving forward into the future.

Benefits brokers can help companies gain a competitive advantage by attracting top millennial talent with enticing, premier benefits package offerings.

Unlike older generations who have traditionally aimed to find a high paying company and remain loyal for many years, millennials have adjusted their career goals and strategy. As pay is still important in the decision-making process, the traditional and voluntary benefits that employers offer will be just as or more scrutinized as they decide to take a position or not. Unlike past generations, they crave more than a cold check at the end of the pay period.

 
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How Remote Workers Are Helping to Save The Planet

Research collected by Instant Offices revealed US employees working from home prevent the emission of 3.6 million tons of commuting-related greenhouse gasses every year. That’s equivalented to planting 91 million trees!

By allowing more employees to work from home or telecommute more often, businesses across the nation can rapidly become more energy efficient and reap the rewards that come with introducing flexible working in the workplace. With this in mind, Instant Offices provides a breakdown of why employers in the US should consider implementing the idea of flexible working seriously.

Compelling statistics by FlexJobs has shown remote working has become a more sustainable way of working that benefits both employer and employee and creates a huge positive impact on the environment. Here are some of the key stats that show why flexible working could be the solution to solving problems with work-life balance, employee retention, and productivity:

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