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JUN 2018

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the leader June 2018 41 I n a society where work-related stress is sharply on the rise and burnouts are not uncommon, only 15 percent of adults working full-time for an employer are highly enthusiastic about and engaged in their work. This leaves businesses facing tremendous issues and creates declines in productivity levels and, potentially, innovation. But despite its seriousness, this is not the only challenge. The 2018 business landscape is also characterized by an intensive war for talent, a changing workforce composition where younger candidates need to work alongside the elderly, a growing diversity of staff, and a very dynamic labour market. Combined, these problems put completely new requirements on how workplaces should be developed and managed. Unlike in the past, where a workplace represented yet another physical asset, the workplace nowadays should be viewed as a tool to help drive better performance. By the right design and service-related outset, the workplace can help companies attract the right employees. Paired with workplace services and care, companies can facilitate an environment where people want to stay and where different generations with different needs can thrive alongside each other. s trong focus on employee health and well-being is key How can companies combat these challenges? CoreNet Global members

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