Technology is now playing a huge role in all types of business, it seems out of the norm now if there isn’t some type of tech. It’s best for us to embrace it, rather than try to fight it. There are a couple of ways we can use tech to our advantage and we are going to talk about them right now!
The “traditional ways” we do some things in the workplace could seem a little outdated to some. The interview process is one of them. With technology, interviews can be conducted from pretty much anywhere (as long as you have a good WiFi connection). An employer’s dream candidate could possibly not be living in their state, ready to relocate, and having the ability to do video interviews completely changes the game. It takes the candidate pool and busts it wide open. Artificial intelligence can also pre-qualify candidates to get the best possible candidates to employers. There are so many tools ready to help the interview process smoother, it’s time to take advantage of them.
Offering remote work is becoming the norm and technology plays an integral part in that. There is tech out there that makes working from home not only easy but efficient. As we know, remote work gives the ability to work from pretty much anywhere. This opens up talent pools that weren’t there before. What workers value has changed since the pandemic started with flexibility and benefits being at the forefront. Studies are showing that flexibility is valued so much that if employers try to force the traditional workplace, candidates/employees will find work elsewhere.
The mental health of employees is more important than we think. If employees are happy, their work will show it. It’s more than just work now and if you think about it, most people spend a lot of their life working. Dedicating oneself to a company for 40 hours (or possibly more) a week is huge and it’s important to feel valued at your job.
It’s evident that workplace culture is changing, but is it for the better? Everyone will have their own opinions on that!