Flexible IT helps companies win talent war

Connected WorkplaceWhat can companies do to make workers happy and attract the best talent?

According to a report from Deloitte Access Economics in Australia, it’s as simple as having flexible technology policies.

That means letting staff work from home some of the time, allowing them to bring their own devices to the office and to use social media. They also like collaborative tools. Get these things right, says Deloitte, and there’s much less chance your best employees will head off in search of greener pastures.

Deloitte uses financial numbers to show flexible technology policies add up to huge savings, but the real benefit is in being able to keep the most productive workers.

4 thoughts on “Flexible IT helps companies win talent war

  1. The thing I really don’t understand about byod is if I get my laptop stolen on a Sunday evening who is responsible for providing me a working environment on Monday morning ?

    To me it looks like another way of the employers doing less and expecting more.

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    • Well, it is up to you to have backup policies in place for your work and remote wipe if need be. If your laptop is stolen you should still have the same device at work to work as if you never used your laptop.
      That’s how I see it. That’s how it is for me. I bought a laptop for work because I wanted the flexibility of using Linux and taking work home with me if I want to. The work box is still under my desk and occasionally gets turned on for Skype or Photoshop.

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  2. Damn I want flexible remote working… I am living in a town far away from any of my friends and family which was the right decision to get a job, but the nature of the work I’m doing means I should be able to do it from anywhere in the world. I don’t mind (bi-)weekly meetings if it means I can live where I want, and would be the main reason I would take another job.

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