Employers take note: Regardless of age, race, gender or generation, employees expect a much different workplace experience. An experience that is as much individual as one that embodies your corporate culture. Are you ready with solutions that will keep your workforce engaged and highly effective?
Regardless of industry, there is a common thread that brings success to all organizations. That common thread is people. I believe Sodexo understands this on many levels, not only as part of the service industry, but as a company that places high value on a culture of caring and inclusion. For Sodexo and many other organizations, the challenge is how to attract, retain and harness the best talent in your industry.
With that in mind, our Sodexo researchers sought to understand what is critical for clients, end-users, and what the benchmarks are in the overall market when it comes to the workplace. And more importantly, how each of these factors shapes the outlook for 2012 and beyond. The research team recently presented a unique collection of trends in the 2012 Workplace Trends Report that represent a fascinating collective scan of the trends important in the workplace today. Whether people work physically or virtually, many of the bellwethers that emerged were not a surprise, but rather demonstrate topics which have reached critical mass.
The Workplace Trends Report outlines developments that influence both employees and employers. Our experts predict these trends are the direct link to designing environments which enhance individual performance, foster collaboration, and contribute to the holistic well-being of employees. We know that the creation of great space for your people to come together brings tangible outcomes and return-on-investment to your organization. Successful organizations place significant value on practical incentives and benefits, but there is more according to our toLive team of workplace strategists. Linking human capital solutions to practical business outcomes also shows employees they are an important part of mission-critical success.
Aster Angagaw is senior vice president of market development for Sodexo.