More applicants make choice of new employer partly based on the quality of your IT system
With the ever-growing role of information technology in our daily lives, it’s not surprising that we appreciate the value of good IT tools. These are of course relevant in our private lives, but even more so in a business environment. After all, modern office workers spend large parts of their working day behind their PC or laptop – especially when working from a home office. A recent study shows that office workers place a great deal of value on well-implemented systems, with around 80% of respondents indicating that information technology determines whether they can work optimally. Increasingly, bad solutions and broken implementations are a strong reason not to choose a new job or to leave one’s current employer.
The state of IT at a company can have a profound influence on an employment relationship. For a third of the youngest generation of employees, the millennials, positive feedback about the IT situation in an organization is a reason to start working somewhere. And for a third of all employees, tech stress and restrictive IT systems can be frustrating enough to look for another job.
The ‘2021 State of Work’ by Workfront, a subsidiary of Adobe, shows there are differences between countries and generations when it comes to decisions involving IT frustration or positive experiences. 37% of all millennials include the state of IT systems into their decision to work somewhere, compared with 26% of Generation X. In half of the cases, British and American employees indicated that they would consider leaving if information systems restrict them, compared with just over a quarter of German employees.
It is no surprise that knowledge workers consider well-designed information systems important to their work. Around 80% indicate that information technology is highly important to improving their productivity. Only engaged managers are considered more valuable. A third indicated that they could be more productive and engaged if IT provided better support. Examples of such support might be better information provision for planning and prioritization, for remote collaboration with an intuitive user interface, and by automating everyday routine tasks.
IT can factor heavily in our ability to work well together. Around 60% of the respondents say they depend on information technology for collaboration, work management, communication and planning and organization. And 80% of those surveyed consider this digitally–enhanced teamwork essential to remaining in a job.
With the continued aging of your workforce, winning the hearts of young and talented new employees is a crucial factor for many organizations. So, if you want to be successful in that ongoing ‘war for talent,’ it makes sense to make sure that your IT solutions, your business processes and internal collaborations are as state of the art as possible.
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