It has long been said that the UK has a productivity problem, with statistics consistently indicating the country lags behind the likes of the United States, France and Germany in this regard.
What’s especially interesting to many of us here at Webrecruit, however, are the similarly longstanding suggestions that technology could be instrumental in bridging this divide. One survey by The Economist Intelligence Unit, for example, found that almost two thirds (64%) of UK executives were “somewhat” or “very confident” in their ability to maximise the productivity of their departments through the adoption of technology.
But even if you feel similarly about your own business’s technology use, choosing the solutions that will actually have a worthwhile impact on productivity at your workplace can be tricky.
So, here are some thoughts on how you can ensure you pick the right tech for your company, each and every time.
You’ll need to ask yourself the right questions
A strategic approach is crucial if you are to invest in the business technology that will sufficiently address the factors holding back your workers’ productivity.
You will therefore need to ask yourself a few key questions to appreciate the bigger picture. Do you even yet know why your business isn’t as productive as it could be? If so, why do you think the technology you’ve got your eye on will help? Is a given technology package even the best solution to the problem?
Don’t underestimate the importance of education and training
The generally high tech-proficiency of today’s employees compared to previous generations of workers may seemingly make the introduction of new technology into your workplace much less scary than it would have been a decade or two ago.
However, even the most formidable hardware or software won’t solve your firm’s productivity woes overnight. Astute planning and time investment will still be needed to ensure as seamless a transition as possible.
What’s the ‘end goal’ of your use of this tech?
One obvious function of much technology introduced to the workplace today is communication. Such well-known tools as Slack and Skype can go a long way to improving teamwork across a company’s departments, thereby helping to bolster efficiency and productivity.
However, an applicant tracking system (ATS) is another piece of software that may be high on your ‘wish list’ for 2019. There are good reasons for that, including the highly innovative solutions that are now being offered by the most trusted ATS providers like Webrecruit.
Webrecruit ATS is an excellent example of an ATS that is simple and intuitive for workers to use on a day-to-day basis, while also boasting a generous complement of features. For every obvious stage of the staff recruitment process – from posting vacancies and building a talent pool to setting up interview appointments and sending bulk email communications to candidates – Webrecruit ATS is the complete system, even being beautifully optimised for mobile.
Furthermore, new and useful features are regularly being added to Webrecruit ATS to boost its relevance and value for hiring departments. Book your demo of this renowned software today, and you will soon appreciate why Webrecruit should be your company’s preferred ATS provider.