Having managed teams for over a decade, the dreaded 'desk change' - asking my teams to move seat has had its share of resistance. Sometimes hours of thought can go into who will work well with whom and who is a bit of a joker (see image). The fact that candidates now want to know where they will sit before they are even offered a role is not surprising though as other softer factors become more and more important for candidates. Some will base their decision on a role purely down to the office environment and even the fact it is casual dress over traditional things such as pay and progression! Bearing this in mind the least we should be doing is making our places of work look like aspirational places to be on a daily basis!
A new survey asked millennials how the interview process could be improved, with the findings discovering a need to focus on assimilation, feedback and transparency: When asked how the interview process could be improved, over half (53%) of the respondents said they wanted to be shown where they would be sitting should they get the job