Employees willing to quit companies in search of better tech

Having the right apps and systems help contribute to work satisfaction

Employees willing to quit companies in search of better tech

Employers may need to start investing on improved applications and software if they want to retain talent, especially after a recent survey revealed that workers are more likely to jump ship if their new bosses will offer better software systems. The survey from OnePoll, which was commissioned by OpenFin, revealed that 13% of respondents are not happy with the apps provided by their employees amid the pandemic.

It comes after at least half of employers in the US and the UK invested in new applications, tools, or technology amid the pandemic, according to the survey, a feat that employees still recognised as helpful. The poll showed that 81% of employees agreed that the apps helped improve productivity, while 79% said they made their work easier.

The survey revealed how better technology can impact talent retention and attraction. In fact, the poll revealed that 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 leave, with the poll showing that 61% employees said they would consider transferring companies if their new employers gave them betters 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 at 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.”

Read more: Tech in talent acquisition: The former's impact on the latter

Other findings

As part of investing in talent, the survey also asked if employees were given training during lockdown, with 21% of respondents saying they did not receive any training.

"These statistics clearly demonstrate the resilience and positive spirit of both American and British office workers through adversity. However, it is also clear that many are resigning because they increasingly value flexible working and employers who are willing to invest in them," explained Toms.

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