Specialized skills are in demand, how to attract talent after the pandemic | Editorial

While the pandemic is far from over, here in the UK we are moving towards a more normal life, with all restrictions lifted and working life being brought back to normal.

But the question is, what does a “normal” working day look like?
Companies, positions and careers have all had to adapt, and so recruiting talent from around the world must also adapt.Take Cambridge for example, the base of our furniture hire business, home to major academic, science and technology companies, with the lure of a short 45 minute train ride into the heart of London. Cambridge businesses, particularly the innovative science and technology sector, must constantly recruit and retain top talent in order to continue to thrive as a center of excellence and innovation.As we come out of nearly 2 years of working from home, companies need to think about what employees will want in order to attract this skilled workforce.Working from home is an important consideration, but how do you provide work/life balance, while integrating new employees into a team?If working from home now offers a bigger incentive, then those helping staff relocate need to consider the properties they offer.It’s a well-known fact that the environment can influence mental health as well as productivity. Well-established commercial premises have been designed and built around the idea of ​​good lighting, space, creative, communal and social areas. Along with plenty of healthy food options and exercise opportunities, all are designed to keep the team happy, creative, innovative and productive.So, with the new work lifestyle, it’s important to consider how these work environment ideas can be translated into working from home.The good location of the property should be the first consideration, ensuring a good amount of available green space, good transport links and ideally situated in the community providing opportunities for social interaction.As furniture rental specialists, we know that the real estate market is changing rapidly and more often than not properties in popular locations are unfurnished and will not last long on the market. By working with us, we are able to offer stylish, high quality ranges of furniture that can instantly transform a home into a home, often creating that high end look as quickly as 24 hours. We can also offer practical solutions such as home office furniture, filing and storage and great lighting choices to soften or brighten a room. All of this can help attract talented and qualified people from all over the world.To make moving even easier, we’ve listed our entire range online, making it easy to select and budget. Click here to view: https://www.instanthome.co.uk/We pride ourselves on our customer service values, so if you have any questions about the way we work, or more details about the range and delivery, please contact our customer services team via email: customerservice@instanthome.co .uk or call +44 (0)1480 456368