Tech Investments to Enhance Productivity and Improve Employee Experience

Oct 13, 2021
Tech Investments to Enhance Productivity and Improve Employee Experience

Over the last two years, there has been an explosion in tech whose aim is to help companies increase employee productivity and improve the employee experience. The sheer number of offerings is quite staggering and more seem to be created every day. As a result, it can be difficult for companies that are new to remote work and in the early stages of their digital transformation to know how to shortlist the tech options they should have that will give employees what they need to be high performing. Below, however, are three that all companies, across industries and of all sizes, should seriously consider as a starting foundation. 

 

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Workplace Analytics 

The purpose of workplace analytics is several-fold. You want to make sure that you are not only making it easier to collaborate and communicate for employees, and particularly those on hybrid teams but that you are not falling victim to what is increasingly referred to as collaboration overkill. Collaboration overkill leads to burnout, mistakes, and when you have too many collaboration tools being used at a given time, real security risks. Workplace analytics are there to make sure that there is a quality measurement to the myriad interactions that take place within your team(s), with the goal being to improve a team’s ability to collaborate and communicate and, therefore, improve employee productivity. 

Reward and Recognition Software

Employee engagement rises when they are rewarded and recognized, which can have a marked impact on employee retention and contributes to a more favorable team and work environment, whether in the office or at home. Incorporating rewards and recognition software into the remote work environment is becoming increasingly common for companies across industries, and especially those spread out around the world. 

Plenty of research has confirmed that even something as simple as providing employees with the ability to reward and recognize one another in real-time, thereby distributing valuable social capital. The software currently on the market is designed to allow individual employees to praise and elevate their coworkers for a job well done, or even something as simple as covering a shift or staying late to pick up slack so someone can go to a personal appointment. 


Mobile Learning 

The biggest benefit of mobile learning is that employees may learn on any device, and in real-time. This flexibility allows workers to learn at their own speed more easily, which is less stressful but can also help impart new knowledge and skills more easily. In the case of physical training sessions, a trainer must be hired, the location must be available, and many other aspects must be addressed. The simplicity and convenience of mobile learning help overcome these issues, allowing employees to spend their productive hours better.

Metrics can reveal how different types of training affect a team's performance. Unlike physical training, mobile learning delivers precise and complete statistics on team performance. Management can then make critical business decisions and implement further training based on these figures. This kind of actionable data is harder to collect during in-person training and is really only obtainable as employees start to put their new skills into practice in real-time in the work environment. 

Conclusion 

There are myriad tech options on the market that claim to increase employee productivity and create a more enjoyable employee experience, but you need to be quite discerning in order to avoid wasting company money and frustrating workers. Workplace Analytics is an excellent data-driven foundation upon which to evaluate and streamline all of your subsequent tech purchases. Leveraging tech to improve learning and development and giving employees the means to give and receive recognition for the work they do are two other important ways tech helps companies enhance productivity and productivity, ultimately improving the employee experience. 

 

About Author: This article is written by our marketing team at HR Cloud. HR Cloud is a leading provider of HR solutions, including recruiting, onboarding, employee engagement, and intranet software. Our aim is to help your company improve employee engagement, employee productivity, and to save you valuable time!