How can technology help attract and retain employees?

February 17, 2022

As the construction industry continues to face a labor shortage, developing and retaining talent is crucial. Technology can play an important role in retention and satisfaction when implemented with employees in mind, according to www.forconstructionpros.com.

A survey from TRUCE Software asked workers to weigh in regarding how employers can use technology to enhance the employee experience.

Thirty-one percent of respondents said enforcing work/life boundaries is the best way employers can attract, retain and empower employees, and 21% said offering the latest technology is the best way to do so.

Respondents also largely view technology at work favorably; half believe work-related technology will help them be more productive at work in 2022, and more than a third believe it will allow more flexibility. A 2021 TRUCE Software study specific to workforce mobility found 60% of respondents believe mobile devices make them more productive on the job.

However, technology at work brings challenges. Respondents expressed a desire for more policies to protect work/life balance, and about 25% said having to always be connected was their biggest concern with work technology. Forty-three percent of respondents said they believe it is solely their responsibility to manage the blurred lines between work and personal life; in general, people over 45 said they believe it is a personal responsibility and those younger than 45 more commonly viewed it as the employer’s responsibility.

Tags: Technology | Workforce

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