Is your office in the suburbs or downtown? Does it have access to public transportation? What’s its overall layout like? Whether you like it or not, it’s likely that all of these factors may play a role in your recruiting efforts.
Katherine Peele, managing principal and vice president at LS3P, also believes that these downtown locations help to attract new employees, particularly younger staff.
“The cities where we are located have undergone a renaissance in their downtowns and some of our staff lives near our offices, so they can walk or bike to work,” Peele says. “Our Charlotte office is near the new light rail system and some of our staff uses that to get to work.”
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