What do mobile employees want from their employers to make them better in 2015?

What do mobile employees want from their employers to make them better in 2015?

What do mobile employees want from their employers to make them better in 2015?

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What do mobile employees want from their employers to make them better in 2015?

It’s getting towards the end of the year, so naturally employers start thinking about what 2015 holds for their business. But it’s a two way street.

In the latest survey results by software provider Premiere Global Services (PGi), US employees want tablets, project management tools and productivity apps to aid their jobs in the coming year.

Not surprisingly, workers’ top goal in the new Year is to earn a raise or a promotion, cited by 22.6% of respondents. Employees also want to establish a better work-life balance (18.2%), implement better technology (16.9%), become more organised (16.7%), and pursue education opportunities (12.1%).

These results make interesting reading for CIOs looking to mobilise their workforce in 2015, as implementing greater technology and becoming more organised fits in perfectly with enabling employees to work on mobile. Yet around one in five respondents want a better work life balance, which may sound alarm bells; are employees going to be happy if they feel the need to check emails and SharePoint on their mobile devices during non-work hours?

Companies surveyed believe they are becoming more productive next year through advances in business technology. New communications tools, such as enterprise social and team collaboration spaces, were cited by 59% of respondents, ahead of bring your own device security (37%) and apps that automate older tasks (36%).

“Workers are increasingly looking to their employers for technologies and apps that help them achieve their personal and professional resolutions and goals,” said Sean O’Brien, executive vice president of strategy and communications at EVP. “We at PGi know that collaboration is a must-have for businesses and workers alike, facilitating growth for companies and helping employees achieve their career goals and a healthier work-life balance.”

Earlier this week research from Synergy Group explained how Cisco is now ahead of Microsoft in the enterprise collaboration space, while other research from harmon.ie found that while Microsoft was the “undisputed” leader in separate collaboration programs, companies weren’t using the full suite in concert.

The unification of business applications is one of the key trends PGi is looking towards next year, including the evolution of BYOD and BYOA, and analysing how the Internet of Things is infiltrating business.

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