Making Work Possible for More People Using Assistive Technologies

With the national unemployment rate below 4.0%, businesses across the country are becoming more diverse and accommodating to a wider array of employees. More older employees are remaining on the job to stay active and engaged as they bolster retirement savings. In addition, many disabled individuals seek employment opportunities and welcome efforts by employers to … Continue reading “Making Work Possible for More People Using Assistive Technologies”

Young Professionals Move Up

Millennials are the largest segment of workers and they will comprise 75% of the U.S. workforce by 2025.[1] With the steady stream of baby boomers moving into retirement, millennials are beginning to attain management positions in companies across the country. This predominant cohort has its own set of views about the workplace and careers. Millennials … Continue reading “Young Professionals Move Up”

Rethinking Office Design

Technological advancements and demographics are dramatically changing office design. Gone are rows of file cabinets — most data is stored in the cloud. Cubicles and large private offices have been replaced by workstation benches or huddle areas for team projects. Privacy pods are quietly emerging in office settings. As millennials and Generation Z employees dominate … Continue reading “Rethinking Office Design”

Automating Employment Screening

Technological innovation is moving into the recruiting process to achieve greater efficiency and better hiring outcomes.  While human recruiters will remain a critical part of the hiring process, automation can streamline data analysis, speed routine tasks and improve hiring success rates. Automating the employment screening process provides recruiters and companies with several advantages. It can … Continue reading “Automating Employment Screening”

Office Wellness Takes Center Stage

More companies are adhering to green building standards when constructing and renovating offices, factories, warehouses and distribution centers. Achieving the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is considered by architects, developers, builders and facilities managers to be the gold standard in creating sustainable, healthy, efficient and cost-effective structures. Green buildings are designed to … Continue reading “Office Wellness Takes Center Stage”

The ABCs of Today’s Workplace

Trends affecting today’s workplace — such as automation, boomerang employees and contract workers — illustrate how companies are rethinking their work environments for greater connectivity, improved productivity and higher employee satisfaction. Automation For years, experts have predicted automation will dramatically change work processes, and now companies and employees are experiencing this trend firsthand. Many employees … Continue reading “The ABCs of Today’s Workplace”

Authenticity in Office Design

Modern offices today are more comfortable and home-like than the “cube farms” of the past. This may be a side benefit of Silicon Valley’s emphasis on fun workspaces that was embraced by companies like Google and Microsoft in the early 2000s. Today’s modern office has evolved into a more authentic work environment supporting company values … Continue reading “Authenticity in Office Design”

Bringing Nature into the Office

Many companies are beginning to incorporate biophilic design into the architecture and interior design of their offices. Biophilic design integrates natural elements such as plants, wood, stone and water into a setting to satisfy a deep human need for contact with nature.[1] Architects, facilities managers and company executives have recognized that interior design elements can … Continue reading “Bringing Nature into the Office”