There are becoming more and more offices that are beginning to offer their employees a better working environment. Most are as you would suspect, creative IT companies such as Google, Twitter, Facebook and Skype whilst others are involved in some sort of animation and graphics like Pixar and Cartoon Network. All of these are known for the way that they cater to their employees, doing the unimaginable extras that will make them each feel relaxed, at home and enjoying their time in the office. Offices like these also hold an image and reputation that creates a vision of what clients and visitors expect to see in the office when there.
Most of us have full-time jobs or a head office that we visit at least three to five times a week, many hours are spent here over time, we are surrounded by an environment that can either enhance a positive mood or lead to a negative one. This is why it is so important for us to not only love what we do but also enjoy the hours we spend in the office.
The meaning of ‘work’ has undergone some changes in the past few decades. 20 years ago, you would be lucky to have a computer to yourself and a boss you didn’t daydream about suddenly retiring. Now, work places are providing us with the best of the best, encouraging us dedicated employees to remain within a company. Everything from overseas ‘business’ trips to aesthetically pleasing, fun and interactive offices.
There are many reasons why people consider leaving their current employer and begin looking at other opportunities. One of the biggest motivators for candidates to seek alternatives is the apparent lack of career progression in their current position. There are many senior job seekers who have been with their employer for a number of years and have worked through the ranks into a senior position. After reaching their potential in terms of position, salary and responsibilities, they are left sitting stagnant in their roles feeling unmotivated and restless. If you are reading this and nodding your head in agreement, read on.