How to Attract and Retain Good Talent in 2016

January 6, 2016


25% of the Australian population will be aged over 65 in 40 years. This puts immense pressure on all Australian businesses, as their existing employees transition out of the workforce.  A good five year plan will be made understanding it’s critical to do everything possible to attract and retain talent that offers longevity. Australian businesses are crying out for talented young  people to join their organisations and it is an unbelievably competitive market for employers.  The gen Y workers of today want much more than just a bulgy pay check; in fact a large salary is not the number one item on the list when it comes to making their decision.


How do Office Fit Outs Help?

Gen Y workers want job security, they want inspiring offices to work in and they want flexibility.  When considering your Melbourne office fit out it is important to consider the future of your staff in the business.  All staff want flexibility from their office environment or fit out - research shows they are attracted to functional spaces where they can continue daily work.  They want to be able to pick up tools and work with a different group or project team and they want to be able to duck into a quiet space if they need some peace and quiet. Knowing this, it’s important to consider these preferences when strategising your next office redesign or fit out.


Match Your Office Fit Out to Current Trends

With more and more time being spent in the office we have seen a shift.  Businesses are embracing the modern worker and developing office fit outs that are in touch with those needs. Good businesses know that it is the people within the organisation that are its best asset.  Richard Branson is famous for saying “clients don’t come first employees do, if you take care of your employees they will take care of your clients”. We couldn’t agree more at Canopy fit outs!

Retaining good employees is a key priority for all business and now modern workers are expecting office fit outs to be packed with flexible homely spaces free from fixed stagnate desks and cubicles. 


Visualisation Key in Recruiting Great Talent

Consider yourself looking for a new workplace,  someone walks you through an environment where you see staff having informal meetings in breakout areas, you receive a café style coffee at the barrister station, then you sit in the kitchen café area where you see employees sending emails from there iPads.  That’s the sort of environment the modern worker is looking for and that the sort of flexibility staff want out of there office fit out.



Being able to engage a potential candidate with a space that is flexible, engaging and exciting no doubt, changes the terms of the employment.  With a great fit out, all of a sudden it is less about the money and more about the environment and organisational culture it creates. Make your office a place where people what to be employed as well as a place that people want to spend their time.


Are you looking at refreshing your current office, or potentially moving to a new space? Contact the team at Canopy fit outs to help guide you through the process.


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