We were recently reminded how aggressive the hiring landscape has become when one of our clients rattled off half a dozen Fortune 500 companies that were all pursuing the same potential hire. In today’s ultra-competitive arms race to recruit and retain top talent, companies are increasingly seeking new ways to differentiate themselves. By offering intuitive, meaningful comforts and conveniences within the workplace, companies have the opportunity to rally their staff and recruits around their distinct culture and brand ethos, while increasing efficiency and satisfaction. For executives who are considering hiring a design team to create a workplace that will best-serve employees and potential employees for years to come, knowing where to start or what is worth the cost can be challenging.
As designers, we help our clients stand out among the noise and determine how to maximize their ROI. Oftentimes, investing in amenity spaces provides the biggest bang for the buck when it comes to creating environments that boost productivity, collaboration and innovation. Here are three of the top things to consider when designing these spaces for your workplace: