The latest survey from OnePoll, commissioned by OpenFin reveals that 13% of respondents are not happy with the apps provided by their employees amid the pandemic. This comes after at least half of employers in the US and the UK invested in new applications, tools, or technology amidst the pandemic which employees still recognised as helpful. The poll further showed that 81% of employees agreed that the apps helped improve productivity, while 79% said they made their work easier.
The survey also highlighted how better technology can impact talent retention and attraction. For instance, 31% of US workers and 18% in the UK included ‘being provided the right apps and tech tools to succeed in my job’ as one of the top three factors impacting job satisfaction. Not being provided with adequate tech could make some employees consider leaving the company as the poll showed that 61% employees said they would consider transferring companies if their new employers gave them better apps or software systems.
‘The great resignation is a wake-up call for employers in both the US and UK, and this research indicates that the software and tech tools provided to employees are at the heart of both staff retention and productivity,"’ said Adam Toms, CEO-Europe,OpenFin.’Now that there is potential light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, and with many employees likely to work on a hybrid basis going forward, it is an important moment to invest in our people. This means considering the application, software and training needs of staff, supercharging employees with the right data in their workflows and decision making to make them more efficient, more effective and much happier.’