- Employee Management
Mobile Technology Powers the Modern WorkplaceMarch 31, 2016 Blog Post
Mobile tools are a necessity in the modern workplace. Many common HR-related tasks can be simply and effectively performed via mobile.
For many, the morning wake-up routine involves grabbing our phone 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 (650 million) mobile devices and connections were added in 2017.
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 a study by Adobe, 70% of U.S. office workers believe technology improves work-life balance, and almost 60% say it gives them the freedom to work where and when they want — all important factors in an improved employee experience.
Today’s employees want on-demand access to their information — everything from pay statements, benefits, and staying on top of company news. Our mobile app enables employees to access what they need, when they need it, and to connect with coworkers, regardless of location. Paylocity has developed its solutions by embracing not just a mobile-friendly approach, but a mobile-first approach.
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.
Date posted: March 31, 2016