You have had the same business model for the past 30 years. You may have some basic desktops to support email and internet access but you still feel that as long as an employee has a working phone, ink in their pen, and a fresh 100 page spiral bound notebook then they have all the tools that they need to succeed. Yeah, there has been some chatter in the past of employees putting in requests for technology upgrades or even asking if they can use their own mobile devices in the office but your business still sees a profit every month, so why should you create a budget for tablets, smart phones, and other “gadgets” when you have gone this long without them?
Well there is a new wave of employees that are entering the workforce. Some are probably already part of your staff. More will come. These employees were born anywhere from the early 80’s to the early 90’s. They have grown up in a wireless world where they can obtain virtually any piece of information that they need in the matter of seconds. With the continuing growth of 4G internet speeds and mobile applications this new breed of employees carry specific demands and expectations for the companies that choose to employ them. Say hello to Generation Y. They are confident, energetic, and thanks to the resources that have been provided to them through technology, they are CREATIVE and you should hire them!
In order to understand the needs of Generation Y it would be best to pick the brain of a millennial member such as your children, grand children or yours truly! The one thing that’s clears is that employees that were either given updated technology or had the option to bring their own device (BYOD) to work were more motivated and ultimately performed much better than the employees that were given limited resources. According to a 2012 article in TIME, 3 out of every 4 workers globally will be millennials (another term used for Generation Y). We know that they want the latest technology but how does it help them perform better and how does your company profit from implementing these new policies? Let’s take a look!
Promoting new policies to support the new generation of employees entering the workforce may seem inessential but opening yourself up to change can result in a surprising yet lucrative outcome.
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