If you’re looking for a job, you might wonder why you should apply for a position at an organization found in a prime location when working at a small business in the suburbs can be more cozy and convenient. Don’t underestimate the importance of having a well-situated, appealing, and ambient physical office to report to! Why?
Here are some reasons:
1. THEY OFTEN GIVE BIGGER PAY.
Most, if not all, quality clients would not go out of their way for companies that are found outside the main business centers. Thus, organizations that operate in serviced offices like in Makati, Taguig, Manila and Cebu often get the big fish with equally great funds.
When a company has a huge client base and handles big-time projects regularly, they are better able to pay you more than just the minimum. They might even give you allowances for transportation, food, premium healthcare benefits, 14th month pay, along with unique bonuses and performance-based incentives.
The Enterprise Centre
2. THEY DO WHAT THEY CAN TO KEEP YOU HAPPY.
Many of the companies that are found in city business centers usually have appealing interior designs and décor. This is because they understand the relation between a healthy workplace and quality employee results.
They know that when their workers are provided with ergonomic chairs and comfortable work settings, they would be able to focus on their tasks better and give their best.
3. THEY HELP YOU BECOME A BETTER EMPLOYEE.
Doing the same things every day will make working seem dull and employees will soon itch to run out of the office as soon as they can. They know how to find the right balance between ensuring that their workers feel comfortable enough to be productive, but not so much as to make them feel suffocated.
These companies often invest in creating positive atmosphere through interactive activities, good training that will not only help them improve their productivity but as a person in general.
What things should be considered when you are looking at your future workplace?
Lights and Temperature – It will do you well to see if they have good lighting. If it’s too dark, it could cause you eye strain, but too much light will cause a lot of squinting, and either one is not good. Another thing you should check is if workstations are positioned away from draft. Most offices are kept at low temperatures to ensure that machines will not overheat. However, this may be too cold for many people, affecting quality and productivity.
Music vs. Noise – Some people work better with music in the background, while others are more productive in a quiet environment. See if their current employees are given the option to use their music players or are provided with headphones for listening to tunes on the computer.
People – Of course, you should also observe the people. See how they are dressed and how they behave. Do they seem happy to you? Do they seem welcoming to new recruits? By looking at how current employees act, you would be able to tell if they really are in a happy and motivating organization.
While it might seem a bit shallow to choose a company based on their office, there are good reasons why you should do so, especially if you want to get good pay and stay happy with your position. So, as you send in your application or show up for your interview, make it a point to observe the location, design and ambiance.