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The idea of a mobile workforce may seem fairly new, but it’s not. It began with a NASA engineer. In 1973, Jack Nilles worked on a complex NASA communication project remotely, and the concept of "telecommuting" was born. Since that time, organizations have slowly accepted the idea that employees don't have to be in an office to get their work done.
Small and large businesses are focused on empowering every employee to use technology that fits their needs and adds value to the bottom line.
“Businesses operate in a very complex global world today that requires them and their employees to work everywhere,” Brynne Kennedy, CEO of Topia, told HR Technologist.
“More than 60% of the workforce will be millennials and Gen Z by 2020, and they have vastly different working styles than other generations. For example, they prefer to work in and out of full-time employment and often want flexibility between remote locations and being in the office. Managing a mobile workforce involves supporting administrative processes and employee experiences across many locations, policies, and types of locations.”
Today, the modern workforce is uses mobile solutions on a daily basis, and thanks to the proliferation of the cloud, most employees are now able to access necessary work information anywhere easily when they need it. They can also join meetings via the internet and email colleagues regardless of their location. Mobile technology has changed the game even more by providing most employees with access to digital information and records easily obtained through a device that fits in their back pocket. Download our eBook to learn more.
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