Did you know that the current national unemployment rate is 3.6 percent, with our region averaging only 2.5 percent? The last time it was this low was in December of 1969! With a multitude of available opportunities across the job market, a shift has occurred. Job candidates for collegiate positions are now in the power position of selecting their employer. The natural question then arises: what should colleges be doing to stand out and attract top talent in such a competitive market? There is no cookie-cutter answer. Plenty of contributing factors exist. For example, your college's culture and employee benefits are key drivers. But today we'll be looking at an aspect of hiring that many overlook. The physical campus that potential employees will work at. We believe that colleges should heavily consider designing spaces that remain consistent with their unique mission and facilitate the quickly evolving job of teaching on a college campus in order to recruit and retain top talent. Ready to learn more about what constitutes the types of college environments that attract high quality talent? Keep reading!
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