Report
478
Number
May 31 2019

Workplace Design as a Strategic Human Capital Management Tool, Part 1

In today’s tight job market, competitive compensation and benefits are table stakes in attracting, recruiting, and retaining talent. What is often overlooked is the importance of workplace design. Investing in flexible employee workspaces can pay dividends in employee recruitment, productivity, and retention.

Bukky Akinsanmi
Bukky Akinsanmi
Doctoral Candidate at the Wisconsin School of Business
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sekou Bermiss
Sekou Bermiss
Associate Professor of Management at the McCombs School of Business
University of Texas at Austin
Report Number 478

Executive Summary

Competition for qualified candidates is fierce. How can your credit union stand out as an employer of choice? An organization’s physical work environment is becoming increasingly important to job candidates and current employees. This report investigates one characteristic of a high-quality work environment—workplace flexibility—and measures its impact on recruitment and retention.

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