Desperately Seeking: Work info on my phone!

Desperately Seeking: Work info on my phone!

If your business is moving in the direction of other businesses, it is likely you allow some employees to telecommute, work hours outside the normal 8-to-5 shift and do business on their smartphones. There is also increasing likelihood that some portion of your workforce is traveling cross country or working globally. All this adds up to 24/7 work. Since the workforce is so mobile, it's only natural employees want mobile access to corporate forms, information and training. Are you ready to meet their needs? Getting an Attitude The convergence of millennials and technology in the workforce is bringing change. Millennials…

The Secret to Employee Happiness? Take a Pulse Survey…

The Secret to Employee Happiness? Take a Pulse Survey…

Here are some stats that might make your eyes water. According to Gallup's State of the Global Workplace report, only 13 percent of employees worldwide are engaged and passionate about their work. The other 87 percent of employees — almost nine out of every ten — are just along for the ride. Some employees are so disengaged they can affect the bottom line, since employees who feel disconnected from their organization's mission are more likely to quit; this situation pushes up recruiting costs and affects other business benchmarks such as absenteeism, productivity and customer retention. It's obvious, then, that employees…

BYOD Up Up and Away!

BYOD Up Up and Away!

BYOD (bring your own device) is a trend that can be depicted as a graph line headed upward, with more companies than ever implementing BYOD initiatives. However, the rapid rate of growth in the use of personal devices is creating serious headaches for IT personnel responsible for delivering information to people carrying such devices. The answer to this problem is to let outside experts develop the tools that work securely with the web and corporate cloud systems, and let IT worry about monitoring and managing employee BYOD training and usage. The Pew Research Center conducted a research project a few…

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