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Posted by Insightlink on 04/15/19

Here are tech trends HR managers should be implementing this year in response to what employees really need and apprecaite at work.

In today’s ever-evolving digital world, it can be tough to keep up with all of the latest technological trends. Human resources are generally responsible for what technology a company uses, so that productivity, efficiency and employee happiness, engagement and job satisfaction are all enhanced. This is why it’s so important that you adopt the right tech, but with the huge volume of new technologies in circulation, the decision may seem quite overwhelming. To help, we have identified some of the main tech trends of the year for you:

Wireless charging

One of the top technology trends for this year has to be wireless charging. Many companies are now realising that employees can actually use smartphones or tablets in the office productively, as there are certain apps that are tailor-made for them, such as Slack or Google Hangouts. This is why wireless charging is such a great innovation to take advantage of, as your workers won’t feel the need to carry around a charger with them when they’re in different parts of the office.

Not only does this technology help improve employee concentration by reducing the number of cables around the deskspace, but it can also boost productivity levels. Including wireless charging ports around the office gives employees the opportunity to move around if they find themselves struggling to concentrate with background noise.

Smart spaces

Smart spaces are set to become the norm for many businesses over the next decade or so, and it’s easy to see why. A smart space is a fully technologically integrated office which adapts to the needs and preferences of its employees, from personalised lighting and heating, to voice-activated doors. The majority of workers respond well to these personalised settings, and having comfortable surroundings for employees is a surefire way to raise productivity. Opting to create a smart space for your company will also help to lower its carbon emissions, as it is far more energy efficient than a traditional workspace.

Artificial intelligence

Although many people fear that artificial intelligence will one day spell the end of human workers, the reality is that it can actually help companies and their employees tremendously. One great way that AI can help in the workplace is by reducing bias when it comes to the recruitment process. This technology can automate the screening process and select the right candidates by ranking metrics such as qualifications, experience and proficiency.

Artificial intelligence is also the perfect antidote to human error, as it can pick up on discrepancies in such a short space of time, which in turn, minimises compliance fines.

Augmented reality

While Augmented Reality has already been around for a few years now, it is set to dramatically increase in usage by businesses of all kinds. Augmented Reality already serves a wide range of purposes, such as marketing new products or onboarding. Developers are continuously making new breakthroughs with AR, and this is just the beginning of this exciting trend. The inclusion of this innovative technology can help new recruits settle into the job quickly, and it can also boost morale amongst staff, as they get to benefit from an exciting and immersive experience.

Why does any of this matter? It matters because engaged employees care about your business and will do what tit takes to help it succeed. Engaged employees are committed and loyal and as a result you can expect lower retention, higher productivity, higher morale because these employees will go above and beyond because they are committed to you. It also matters a great deal that your employees know you are committed to them too and providing tech that matters to them is just one way to go about it.


About Insightlink:

Insightlink Communications is a leader in full service employee surveys and offers a range of employee survey products and services to fit their client's needs. With over 18 years of experience, Insightlink's reputation has been built on giving organizations the knowledge they need to create effective change using their acclaimed employee research, analytics, benchmarking and survey methodologies. Insightlink's expertise in data collection reporting and analytics takes the pressure off organizations that find data overwhelming and daunting creating reports that are digestible and understandable, simple and easy to understand for organizations of any size and experience level. 

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