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Is your ERP solution leaving staff unsatisfied?

Using an ERP solution that is optimised for your business, allowing staff to maximise their productivity, could be the key to a settled team.

A new survey from Dell and Intel reveals how nearly half (42%) of millennials are prepared to quit their job if office technologies are not up to their standard.

It’s not only the younger employees that place a high level of importance on technology in the workplace, but they are the most likely to angle for a move should they feel their employer is not making the most of the tools available to them.

Over half (57%) of the 4,000 full-time employees surveyed said they expect to be working in a smart office in the next five years, while that percentage rises to 69% among younger respondents.

Businesses will have to go some to meet employees’ expectations, with 44% of all the survey participants of the opinion their current workspace is not smart enough.

It appears that staff are now pretty blasé about ‘low tech’ perks like ping pong and free food and are more concerned about working in an environment that is comfortable and breeds productivity.

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of the millennials quizzed and over half (55%) of older workers (over 35 years old) indicated they would rather have high tech perks, such as augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) and Internet of Things (IoT) than low-tech perks.

While this would appear to be good news for businesses, serious investment is required for many in order to provide staff with the tools, and to create an environment, which will allow them to flourish.

“The workplace is reaching a tipping point. Today’s workers have a growing expectation that their employers integrate the latest technologies seamlessly and securely into their working lives,” said Allison Dew, vice president, global client solutions marketing, Dell.
“Employees have seen first-hand the ways new technologies can help them do their jobs better, and are hungry to use the latest advancements to be more productive. While this may seem daunting, it’s a business-critical opportunity for companies to be at the forefront of the future workplace and enable the future workforce.”

Naturally, our immediate thoughts turn to your ERP solution and whether it is being used in a way that allow your staff to do their jobs better. Or whether its potential is not being maximised, leaving employees frustrated, and with one eye on the exit door.

Please contact us here if you would like to engage with e-Resolve in discussing ways of identifying and accommodating the needs of today’s multi-generational workforce. Alternatively, we can recommend this great article from the Harvard Business Review about the challenge of five generations in the workforce.
https://hbr.org/2014/09/managing-people-from-5-generations

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