By including "break out" areas in their offices, UK companies could
attract more graduates and younger employees, it has been
Break out spaces are defined as areas where employees can relax,
temporarily escape their day-to-day business and be inspired.
A survey commissioned by serviced office provider MWB Business
Exchange reveals that 21 per cent of respondents identified the
existence of such areas as a major draw when choosing where to
Additionally, the majority of people who answered positively were
between the ages of 18 and 34, the figures reveal, which may catch
the attention of companies interested in graduate recruitment.
Indeed, John Spencer, chief executive of MWB Exchange, said: "The
lack of such areas is … potentially preventing companies from
attracting the cream of young talent, especially when younger
jobseekers place such an onus on whether businesses have break out
areas or not."
Meanwhile, the most recent Recruitment, Retention and Turnover
survey from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
suggested that employee branding was a successful way to attract
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