Attract the best staff with sparkling offices
Posted on: Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
The British economy is improving all the time, and a greater number of companies up and down the country are now doing their best to make sure they are in a position to hire more staff. If this is something businesses are aiming for though, it is imperative that they get in the best people for the job.
While there will be people who think the onus is on people who are applying to impress employers, there is of course some responsibility on firms to ensure that they create a place that people want to work.
The very best staff will have a wealth of choices available to them and may well have employers elsewhere offering them a job, so it is important to present them with an environment, as well as a job, that they will want to spend their time in.
While cleaning contractors will deal with issues most often, there are still things that can be done around the office to make sure it looks ideal for applicants and interviewees.
For example, if you have a staff area for people to sit before their interview, do not have a wealth of old magazines from 2005 lying around, as this suggests clutter and an inability to clean out rooms. Similarly, you do not want to have coffee cups and other debris lying around, so make sure to have someone tidy the room before interviews take place.
Throughout the office in general, it can be good to make sure that the place looks absolutely perfect for new interviewees.
The staff themselves may not be all that bothered about coffee stains and food wrappers lying on their desks, but to someone new, it can look messy and dirty, so giving desks a wipe and having a clear out of all desks is a great place to start.
In general, making sure your office is as spick and span as possible will be a great way to ensure that potential employees are impressed from the moment they arrive.