For many, the morning wakeup routine involves grabbing our smartphone to check email, scroll through our favorite social networks, or browse what we may have missed in the news overnight.


Mobile devices dominate the way we communicate and consume information. According to Cisco’s Mobile Traffic Forecast, mobile data traffic has grown 4,000-fold over the past 10 years and almost 400-million-fold over the past 15 years. The report also found that more than half a billion (563 million) mobile devices and connections were added in 2015.


This level of reliance on mobile technology is not confined to just our personal lives, however. An estimated 80 percent of smartphone users have their phone with them for all but about two hours of the working day, according to the Cisco report. In the tech-friendly, modern workplace, employees want the ability to access data and communicate with colleagues from anywhere—at any time.


Mobile tools that deliver the data and information employees need are no longer revolutionary—they’re necessary. Successful organizations recognize the importance of empowering their employees with mobile tools. Not only can mobile technology help with day-to-day business tasks, but other functions like payroll, benefits, and HR requests can easily be handled via mobile devices.


Many common HR-related tasks such as onboarding, benefits administration, and time & labor management can all be simply and effectively performed via mobile devices. This type of functionality has also been shown to dramatically increase employee engagement. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, “65 percent of employees at companies using mobility tools for human capital management rated themselves as ‘highly engaged,’ compared to 57 percent at organizations without.”


To enable organizations to provide their employees with the mobile tools they need, Paylocity develops its solutions by embracing not just a mobile-friendly approach, but a mobile-first approach. Mobile-first technology is developed from the start to perform flawlessly in any web browser, on any mobile device.


As a leader in human capital management technology, Paylocity understands that dependable and cutting-edge mobility in the hands of your employees is key to increasing productivity and engagement. No matter where or when you need to access your payroll and HR tools, Paylocity’s dynamic mobile-responsive software allows you and your employees to get the job done. To learn more about how Paylocity is empowering the modern workforce with mobile technology, click here.