California Business Journal - The Secret To Keeping Your Best Employees

Apr 21, 2019

It's a job seeker's market. The unemployment rate hasn't been this low in 20 years, and workers today are looking for a lot more than a steady paycheck and good health insurance.

IOS' recent feature in the California Business Journal focuses on company values and culture being a primary driver in employee retention. Our CEO, Jesse Bagley, offered his expert insight.

"The workforce is looking at more than what the company does. They want to know why the company does it, and the work environment has to align with that," Bagley said.

More than ever, potential employees are looking for places where they want to work. They want a space they'll be happy to spend 8-10 hours a day in, and a company that shares their beliefs.

In addressing how employers can keep their best workers, Bagley revealed that more company leaders are realizing the excellent returns investing in a workspace can yield.

"CEOs are looking at the work environment as an extension of their investment in the work force, now more than ever," Bagley said.

That realization has been a boon for IOS, as more businesses have been approaching us asking how we can help them make their workspace a better place through world-class furniture, consultation, and design.

Read the California Business Journal’s full article on retaining your best workers here.

We've helped a lot of businesses meet similar goals. If you're ready to take the first step toward providing a place for people to thrive, email us.

PeopleSpace is a leading West Coast workspace strategy company focusing on commercial furniture and engaging environments. We transform the way organizations plan, design and execute work spaces. Formerly Interior Office Solutions (IOS), a top solutions provider on the West Coast for almost 20 years, PeopleSpace is now affiliated with Haworth, one of the largest furniture manufacturers in the world. With Customer Experience Centers (Irvine, Los Angeles, Portland, Ore. and Seattle), a custom furniture manufacturing and design studio, an architectural interiors / demountable wall specialty subcontractor, a specialized custom architectural elements design and manufacturing studio, and two installation, warehousing and service facilities, PeopleSpace delivers a comprehensive, streamlined customer experience. For more information visit:

Globally, Haworth Inc. enriches spaces with award-winning furniture, interior architecture and technology solutions to help create beautiful rooms and achieve business goals by supporting collaboration and innovation. Research, knowledge and design are at the center of the company's strategy and foster a deep understanding of built environments, culture transformations and agile workplace needs. With a strong history of craft, innovation and 400 patents, Haworth provides customers with tailored, inspiring spaces that enhance business, stir spirits and improve lives around the world. The company is committed to protecting and restoring the environment; creating economic value; and supporting and strengthening communities. Founded in 1948, Haworth remains family-owned and privately-held serving markets in more than 120 countries through a global network of 650 dealers and 7,500 employees. Headquartered in Holland, Michigan, U.S.A, the company had net sales of USD $2 billion in 2017.

Nerissa R. Silao