Large corporations are changing the requirements of the people they employ, their work model, and offering more flexibility overall. While requiring a degree can show that someone has experience, it does not necessarily mean they have experience in the industry they are applying for. Some people never even step foot in the industry they worked their college career toward. Because of this, companies are taking a step back to figure out what means more to them regarding their employees. Is having a degree irrelevant to the job description more important or is having job experience that directly correlates to the job the most valuable?
Gone are the days of working in the office full-time. After the pandemic, some companies continued to adopt a hybrid or fully remote work model. Allowing employees to work in an environment that helps them be the most productive can cultivate a more positive company culture. For companies that are learning how to balance having employees in the office versus remote, working with a schedule can help create collaboration. For example, companies may offer a schedule of the events or meetings that are taking place in the office that day to show that there is a benefit for more face time with their colleagues.
When employees are in the office, it is vital to think about the types of environments that they will be working in. If meetings need team collaboration, providing an environment that can foster that is important. Including a whiteboard and an area large enough for the team to gather could also be beneficial.
There are many factors to consider when it comes to offering flexible options both from a company and an employee’s stance. When thinking about an employee’s longevity, it is crucial to think of the needs of all employees, not just one.