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By: Kevin Ahern on December 24th, 2015

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5 Features Every Employee Wants In their Office


One of the best ways to attract good employees to your business is to make your office accommodations comfortable and pleasant. While everyone is different, there are some features that are just generally expected among employees of standard businesses.

Below we've compiled a list of the most essential features that your business should expect to provide in order to attract good employees.

Soft, Natural Light

It's no doubt that harsh florescent lighting is unflattering, but did you know it can also be energy-draining? Employees just respond better to work places that provide soft, natural light. Better light can improve worker efficiency as well as morale.

If you're looking for a good way to keep your employees happy and hard working, try replacing small windows with large, energy-efficient picture windows that provide a good view of the property and buildings beyond.

Efficient Climate Control

Nothing slows down productivity like physical discomfort related to temperature. Employees who are too cold or too hot can become sluggish and unmotivated. If your building's HVAC system needs updating, you could find yourself spending copious amounts of money just to keep your employees happy. Have your ducts checked for leaks and your furnace and A/C checked for problems.

If necessary, look into replacing your HVAC system with an updated system. Doing this can keep your employees happy while also reducing utility costs.

Modern Bathrooms

Modern bathrooms have a lot of features that employees want. Touchless faucets, touchless paper towel dispensers and touchless air dryers all help contribute to sanitation and employee health.

If your business's bathroom is older, your employees could be more likely to suffer from illness and therefore more likely to call out during cold and flu season. To ensure that your business makes your employees as comfortable as possible, upgrade your bathrooms.

Kitchen Storage

The more employees you have, the more storage you'll need in the kitchen area. Employees who bring their lunches need places where they can store food as well as utensils. Kitchen storage also makes it possible to have on-site employee parties, which also helps keep your employees happy.

Large, Comfortable Work Stations

Possibly more than anything else, employees want comfortable work stations where they can spread out and store files. The better your employee work stations, the more comfortable your employees will be throughout the day.

The work stations you provide should also meet the ergonomic needs of your employees. Adjustable desks, easy-to-reach file cabinets and accessible keyboard trays all can help your employees stay comfortable throughout the day.

For more information about the various changes that you can make to your commercial building in order to attract the best employees, contact Litchfield Builders. With over 20 years in the business, we know what businesses can do to keep employees happy.
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