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Amenities can play key role in attracting skilled workers
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/12/2016

When you’re house hunting, there are always a few “must-haves” — things like a two-car garage, central air and that chef’s kitchen you’ve been salivating over where you can slice and dice garlic to your heart’s content. 

But there are other factors that come into play, items on the periphery that have little to do with the actual bricks and mortar or how recently the bathroom was renovated: Location, proximity to good schools, your workplace, recreation, shopping and other amenities.

The same logic holds true when you’re jobseeking. Yes, the job itself is critical — things like salary, responsibilities and the working culture are given make or break factors.