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Employee needs, MDM policies play key roles in mobile HR adoption
This article is part of the Business Information issue of August 2017, Vol. 5, No. 4
The digital world is rapidly changing HR practices, and perhaps nowhere is this trend more evident than with mobile devices. Mobile HR adoption is forecast to grow by 17% among organizations this year, according to a 2016 report from Sierra-Cedar, a technology consulting and shared services firm that has conducted an annual survey on HR trends for 20 years. "In 2017, we will be approaching a 50% adoption [rate] for mobile-enabled HR processes, a significant increase from 13% in 2014," the Sierra-Cedar report stated. If your company is looking at implementing or sprucing up its mobile HR software, consider these recommendations. 1. Tie your mobile HR goals to employee needs. In companies that offer mobile access to employee self-service activities, help desk routing and employee portals can bring higher adoption of these services to their organizations, according to the Sierra-Cedar survey. But be wary of forcing mobile access onto workers, industry observers have noted. 2. Have a mobile device management (MDM) policy in place --...
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