3 Workplace Strategies for Attracting Top Talent

Workforce-Planning-WhiteIt’s no secret that there’s a shortage of talent out there. Why? Baby boomers are retiring. Gen Xers, a smaller group to begin with, are also increasingly leaving the corporate workforce in pursuit of opportunities with better work/life balance. And millennials, the largest generation since the boomers, have vastly different expectations than those who came before them.

According to PwC’s Global CEO Survey, attracting top talent from the millennial generation is one of the biggest talent challenges they face today. And it’s crucial to find the answer, since millennials will comprise half the workforce by 2020.

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Agile Working Benefits: Moving Beyond the Dollars

Flexible-Agile-Working-Environments-WhiteI have spent a lot of time over the last few months meeting with clients, prospects, partners and industry experts to discuss how Serraview can provide quick and effective solutions to enable the move to an agile working environment. In those discussions, I have unearthed some interesting misconceptions, as well as agile working benefits that go beyond dollar savings.

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How the Gig Economy is Impacting the Corporate Workplace

Workforce-Planning-WhiteBy whatever name you call it: the gig economy, shared economy, or contingent economy, the same shift that has led to the growth of on-demand services like Uber and Airbnb is increasingly impacting the global workforce.

“Gig” workers are those who work on a contingent basis: meaning consulting, freelance or temporary. Their number has risen dramatically in the past decade. The increase ramped up around 2007 during the global economic downturn, and by many accounts, gig workers now represent a third of the workforce.

According to Peter Miscovich, Managing Director, Strategy + Innovation, JLL Consulting in New York, by 2020 gig workers will comprise half the workforce, and as much as 80% by 2030.

JLL in support of the Accenture Tech Vision has defined what they term the “Liquid Workforce” that promises to significantly impact CRE strategy.

In the very near future, says Miscovich, enterprise “Liquid Workforce” platforms will be based upon the emerging “Hollywood Model” of working where agile and “liquid” knowledge workers will be intelligently organized via the Internet on a project basis much like Hollywood movies are made today. The future Liquid Workforce will be organized via crowdsourced “uber-like” cloud based work platforms providing greater workforce and workplace efficiency.

The rise of the Liquid Workforce and the gig economy makes one thing clear: the nature of work is changing, and corporate workplaces must be prepared to support that change.

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Problems With Occupancy Reports? You’re Doing It Wrong

Workplace occupancy reports: how’s that going?

Business-Intelligence-WhiteWhat’s your level of frustration with your workplace occupancy reports?

A.  Just fine, thank you. They give me everything I need.
B.  I’m uneasy basing my decisions on them.
C.  Annoyed with what I’m getting and embarrassed to show them to anyone.
D.  I’m tearing my hair out as we speak.

Since you’re reading this, chances are you’re in the B to D range (or even all the way to Z). If so, your frustration with occupancy reports is understandable. After all, there’s a lot riding on the CRE plans and decisions you’re making every day. There’s the cost of long-term leases and all those empty desks, for one thing. Not to mention your reputation and your inability to move toward modern workplaces that better support your business.

Without accurate and actionable information from your occupancy reports, you probably feel like you’re flying blind. As a result, your decisions concerning your CRE portfolio may not be working out as you hoped they would. You are likely facing low occupancy rates, lots of wasted space, and business units that are just as frustrated as you are.

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Serraview Welcomes Jo-Anne Mann as Global Head of Client Success

MELBOURNE, Australia – September 26, 2016 – Serraview, a leader in workplace management and optimization solutions, is pleased to announce that Jo-Anne Mann has joined the firm as Global Head of Client Success. The jo-anneappointment comes as the firm continues its expansion beyond APAC and North America to serve the global market, and addresses corporations’ increasing desire to transition to modern, agile workplaces.

Jo brings over 15 years of experience in corporate real estate. Most recently she served as Executive Manager, Customer Relationship Management for Suncorp’s Corporate Real Estate Division, where she provided expertise in the design and delivery of workplace management solutions aligned to the group’s strategic business plans. Jo was also responsible for delivering Suncorp’s agile working initiative.

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