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Technology, Flexibility Strongly Linked To Talent Retention

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Companies are rethinking the tools they use to keep employees engaged and loyal – especially at a time when flexibility and choice are paramount to an increasingly mobile workforce. A newly released survey from Jive Software, Inc. finds that as today’s workforce continues to evolve and new Future of Work trends emerge, seven out of ten (72 percent) employees want to use more technology in the workplace that enables them to work from anywhere. Furthermore, the same percentage state that the freedom to try tools make them more effective in their job, with 43 percent finding it a powerful loyalty driver. (PRNewsFoto/Jive Software) Employers are quickly catching on to Future of Work trends and the impact that technology can have for employee retention, especially in today’s highly competitive market. Eighty-four percent of employers want to implement modern technology tools that enable workplace flexibility as a way to attract and retain top talent. However, there is room for improvement, as 72 percent of respondents believe their company could do better to provide technology that enables more flexibility and 64 percent believe it is “very important” to have the flexibility to work from anywhere. More survey results include: Remote Attraction: Flexible work environments and access to technologies that support productive remote work schedules are increasingly a top consideration in job decisions. 81 percent of employees feel that the freedom to try new tools impacts their job satisfaction. Interestingly, the more senior a person is in their organization, the more strongly they feel about flexibility. 82 percent of senior staff consider flexibility either a “must have” or “very important.” 79 percent of respondents work remotely once a week. But among those who don’t, nearly half say they like going to the office and interacting with colleagues and 43 percent say the nature of their job makes remote work difficult. Should I Stay Or Should I Go: Employee loyalty will continue to be challenged where remote work is not offered. 79 percent of workers who currently have flexibility to work remotely would consider exploring other employment if the option was removed. 62… NOTE:This is a summary of a post found on Real Street Tech | The Smart Place For CRE.Parts of it may be missing. View the full original article at:

Real Estate Market Predicted To Continue Expanding Through 2017

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Credit: Creatas The real estate market is projected to continue expanding at healthy and fairly steady levels for 2015 through 2017, according to a new three-year economic forecast from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate. The latest ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, a semi-annual outlook, is based on a survey of 49 of the industry’s top economists and analysts representing 36 of the country’s leading real estate investment, advisory, and research firms and organizations. Compared to the previous forecast conducted in April 2015, the new Consensus Forecast is slightly less bullish on its outlook; however, it predicts three more years of favorable real estate conditions. The new survey forecasts real estate indicators to be better than their 20-year averages in 2015, with these exceptions: commercial property price growth, equity REIT returns, NCREIF returns for the four major property types, retail availability rates, and single-family housing starts. “The latest Consensus Forecast has picked up on recent growth concerns and stock market corrections around the world,” said ULI leader and survey participant William Maher, director of North American strategy for LaSalle Investment Management in Baltimore. “The U.S. economy and real estate markets are in much better shape than most other countries, but global economies and capital markets are increasingly inter-related. Still, the vast majority of indicators in the forecast indicate favorable economic and capital markets in the U.S., as well as moderately strong real estate fundamentals and investment returns.” Other key findings of the Consensus Forecast include: Commercial property transaction volume is expected to increase for another two years and then level off at $500 billion by 2017. Commercial real estate prices are projected to rise by 10 percent in 2015 and to slow to a 6 percent increase in 2016. Price growth is expected to drop to 4.5 percent in 2017, below the long-term average growth rate. Institutional real estate assets are expected to provide total returns of 11.7 percent in 2015, moderating to 9 percent in 2016 and 7 percent in 2017. By property type, returns are expected to be strongest for… NOTE:This is a summary of a post found on Real Street Tech | The Smart Place For CRE.Parts of it may be missing. View the full original article at: