Quality of office facilities helps retain staff, UK study shows

Quality of office facilities helps retain staff, UK study shows

Most workers say the quality of their office and workplace facilities play a big part in whether to stay in their job, a study has found.

A survey of 1,000 employees also revealed that almost half believed their offices should be upgraded.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said its research found that workers wanted lots of natural light, good heating/ventilation, regular cleaning, decent kitchen facilities and a cafe on-site.

Paul Bagust, director of UK commercial property at RICS, said: “With numerous industries currently fighting a war for talent, capable staff and skilled new joiners are like gold-dust for many companies. On that basis, businesses should be doing everything possible to recruit and retain the best people.

“It’s disappointing, therefore, that many employers seem to be under-estimating – or perhaps not realising – the power of property in motivating, attracting and keeping staff.

“A well-constructed, designed and utilised office or workplace can pay huge dividends for the business that inhabits it.”

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