Truly successful businesses build their strategies around getting the most out of the best possible employees. Attracting and retaining an employee with the right skill set, who share the company’s values and is comfortable with (or indeed driving) the right culture, is invaluable to a business. There are obviously many factors that a potential employee considers about your business before applying for a role, and choosing to stay with you for a sustained period of time, but one which is becoming more and more important is technology.
Your approach to technology could be the make or break when it comes to employing the best candidates now, and in the future. Here’s how.
Stand above your competitors
Using technology to streamline your processes makes you more efficient, leaner and therefore more profitable. With the right strategy in place, you can be much more agile and reactive than your competitors – hopefully leading to a larger share of the market. Standing out amongst your competitors is a vital part of recruitment – both for those new to your industry and for attracting the best talent away from your competitors if possible.
Collaboration and communication
Technology helps businesses support collaboration and communication in more ways than ever before. Employees want to work for organisations where they feel their voice is heard, and that they are engaged with the wider business and part of a team pulling towards the same goal. Having the right approach to technology allows you to create the kind of environment where potential employees will recognise the value of communication immediately, and they’ll see you as an organisation they aspire to work for. This is extremely prevalent with the current generation, and will only become more prevalent in the future, as we’ll see now…
Appealing to the next generation of workers
By 2020, 35% of the global workforce will be made up of millennials. In the workplace, millennials strive for flexibility and freedom – they find new and “less traditional” ways of being productive, and thrive on collaboration. Millennials are digital natives, meaning that their approach to problem-solving and productivity is technology-led. Having a similarly digital-first approach to your business processes will help you to attract the best up and coming talent in your industry, now and in the future.
Related to the point around appealing to Generation Y, or Z, is that around creating and supporting a more flexible work environment. 89% of British workers feel that flexible working would boost their productivity, and 51% of hiring professionals have agreed that offering working flexibility helps to attract candidates. To attract and retain the best talent, you need to be actively supporting flexible working – and the way to enable this and ensure it is seamless is using technology. Without the right infrastructure, devices and strategy in place, you won’t be able to support flexible working in the way your employees will want you to, and you’ll lose out in the long-run.
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