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Technology that will help you keep your team happy

Posted on Jan 05, 2022.

Business leaders across the UK are facing increasing difficulties attracting and retaining top talent in their teams.

There has never been a more crucial time to ensure that your present staff have a reason to stick around than now. Candidate scarcity is worrying employers across the country.

Meanwhile, candidates themselves have become more reflective of their needs and expectations. The reality of the modern workplace is that you can't separate technology from your team's job satisfaction.

retain staff with great technology

Your team uses technology throughout their day. Not just in work but in their personal lives too - and in a deep and meaningful way. Crucially they desire control over what they use, and naturally, any positive experiences with technology outside of work they want to champion in their workplace.

Meanwhile, in work, the days of fearing technology are diminishing rapidly. Employees are becoming more digitally minded. Talented and tech-savvy employees see how SMART working with automation can free them from the humdrum that makes them "busy being busy" and allows them to achieve their career progression goals.

The recent rise in demand in hybrid working takes advantage of communication/connectivity technologies and helps teams achieve work-life balance.

This outlook has been expedited by mass work from home change brought on by Covid, but the digital transformation has been steadily making waves in larger organisations for some time. What's key to making this work is allowing your team to select the right technology for their role.

The importance of tech in staff retention Business leaders across the UK are facing increasing difficulties attracting and retaining top talent in their teams.

There has never been a more crucial time to ensure that your present staff have a reason to stick around than now. Candidate scarcity is worrying employers across the country.

Meanwhile, candidates themselves have become more reflective of their needs and expectations. The reality of the modern workplace is that you can't separate technology from your team's job satisfaction.

This outlook has been expedited by mass work from home change brought on by Covid, but the digital transformation has been steadily making waves in larger organisations for some time. What's key to making this work is allowing your team to select the right technology for their role.

The importance of tech in staff retention

Listening to their needs is key. On the one hand, your team frustrations with technology could be a factor affecting attrition. Yet if your talent chooses to stay, this could lead to problems too. There are security issues in allowing staff to use their own devices, for example.

Provided the team are consistent with the software they use and security software is correctly installed and updated, staff using their own devices need not be a problem.

According to a global business technology survey by the PWC, 90% of c-suite leaders say they choose tech with their people in mind. However, only 67% of their staff agree. The results show that employers have a real opportunity to improve productivity in their teams and increase job satisfaction by simply listening to their staff's software and hardware requirements.

As a business owner/manager, what should you do?

When it comes to who belongs in the room when making technology decisions, employees want to have their voices heard. Allowing employees and teams to implement the technology that makes them most productive goes a long way. Your business can achieve the seamless experience that you and your team dream of through technology.

While The One Point have a list of products/services that we know drive a business to success, it's worthwhile also discussing this with your team. Having an honest conversation with your team about the technology they use and their frustrations may be the best business decision you could make this year.

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