A recent OnePoll survey found that 77% of hybrid and remote workers would be more committed to their role if their company provided them with better technology. With the average worker losing around 102 minutes of productivity each week due to issues and frustrations with tech, People Management experts at Advanced investigate how adopting better tech can provide a great competitive advantage for attracting and retaining talent.

– With 11% of IT workers actually having left a role in search of one with better tech, and 42% saying they were applying for other roles because of a desire for better workplace technology, it is clear that tech frustrations are running high.
– 93% of respondents in the OnePoll survey also said that job satisfaction and employee retention would increase if companies invested more in tech.
– While more than 80% of employees in the US and UK believe having AI skills will give a competitive edge, 42% don’t believe their HR department can execute on it (Harris Insights).

“To remain competitive, agile and innovative, organisations need to provide what workers want, so their people can add more human value and to ensure they don’t lose this talent to competitors,” says Alex Arundale, Chief People Officer at Advanced HR. “To do this, they need to tune into what their people are telling them, and explore digital transformation options to help bring about the necessary change.”

However, digital transformation is not an easy feat. Research from Deloitte shows that nearly 80% of executives rated employee experience as important. But just 22% reported that their companies built a differentiated employee experience.

Not only is automation essential for employee retention, it can also make recruitment much more effective. Research indicates that 70% of a recruiter’s time is currently spent sifting through candidates. From processes such as talent screening, booking and re-booking interviews, reminders, and even passive candidate sourcing, AI tools can greatly increase efficiency.

As tech-savvy Millennials and Gen Z employees will soon make up the majority of employees, the adoption of new technologies has never been more important for employers. “Today’s digital natives, the generation that has grown up with the internet and Cloud-based technologies, are much more open to the role that technology will play in their working and home lives.”, Arundale says. “Employers can leverage those skills and expectations to help build a sustainable skills pipeline for the future.”

For a full rundown of Advanced’s insights into the future of HR, visit: https://www.oneadvanced.com/news-and-opinion/workplace-technology-predictions