Ben Smith: Workplace Transformation and the Next Generation Employee
Focusing on the evolving aspirations and motivations of the modern professional workforce, Mobility, Wellness, Culture and Skills are the levers for change at Accountancy firm Ecovis. Here Ben looks at the changing trends in the workplace, outlines some of their successful programmes and defines what it means for businesses as they look to recruit and develop the best young talent in an increasingly competitive and dynamic market…
Times they are a-changin’
As I write this article, I’m sat in a coffee-shop in Soho with my laptop in front of me, a coffee to hand and some classic Bob Dylan streaming. I look around and it’s not difficult to find inspiration for a piece on workplace transformation and the next generation of employee; technology and trend ooze from all of those around as they pay for their celery juices and butter coffees via their smart watches, whilst also using their mobile apps to do anything from sustainable shopping to checking in on a Qigong class. I’m feeling a bit staid as I drink a filter coffee…how boring! And yet, it gets me thinking about the changing trends in the workplace – and in particular, what they mean for Ecovis as a business as we look to recruit and develop the best young talent in an increasingly competitive and dynamic market.