The relationship between HR tech and job satisfaction
Hibob surveyed respondents about their use of each of the above tools and their job satisfaction during this time, and the results show that 63% of UK respondents using HR tech tools reported being highly satisfied with their jobs, as opposed to 57% who aren’t using these tools, and the average job satisfaction of those using HR tools was 3.70—much higher than the 3.54 average of those who were not using it.
HR tech tools allow HR and managers to communicate easily with employees and track important data from afar. Whereas you might have once learned about a colleague’s promotion through the grapevine, for example, now your manager and HR team can use features like bob’s Shoutouts to the company, to share the exciting news. In this post-COVID world, when mental wellbeing and wellness at work is suffering, higher job satisfaction is a testament to better HR work, company communication, and strong company culture.
The relationship between HR tech and the WFH experience
All the respondents were asked how helpful the tech tools they were given were for their WFH experience. 47% of the UK respondents said that work tech tools were helpful and very helpful to their work from home experience; however, 63% of the respondents who used HR tech felt that the tech stack they had was helpful and very helpful. On average, a tech stack including HR tech received a 3.74 average score in helpfulness to the WFH experience; the same work tech stack without HR tech received only a 3.25 average score.
Validating the results by surveying US employees, we found that having HR tech included in the work tech stack averages 3.72 in helpfulness to the WFH experience, and only 3.44 average without it.
Streamlined communication between employees at all levels helps everyone in the organization feel connected and aligned—something especially important for those working from home, who are at increased risk of disconnection and disengagement.
The relationship between HR tech and increased productivity
Employees want and need to feel productive. Working from home or remotely, whether voluntarily or to adhere to the social distancing challenge imposed on us because of the pandemic, we still wanted to get things done and contribute to our companies success.
66% of the respondents from the UK that had HR tech as part of their tech stack reported that they felt productive and very productive working from home, while only 59% of the respondents that did not use HR tech as part of their tech stack reported that they were productive and very productive. The average productivity of respondents using HR tech in the UK was 3.70, while the average productivity of those who did not get to use HR tech was only 3.54. A quick look across the ocean to the USA shows that similarly, using HR tech increased productivity from an average of 3.7 to 3.82 on the reported productivity the respondents felt.
HR tech helps people do their best work, wherever they are
Facebook, Twitter, and Square announced early on in the pandemic that they’re allowing employees to work remotely in perpetuity, and companies like Dropbox have mandatory work-from-home policies through summer 2021. Companies that were work from home-averse have become fully-remote—some, for now, some forever. There are also hybrid models beginning to emerge in order to allow fewer people at the office at the same time.
At the beginning of the pandemic, we couldn’t help but be reactive—the world was changing fast and we barely knew which way was up. Now, however, we have to start working to set ourselves up for success. Not just to be able to work, but to be able to work well.
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