by Tom Starner | April 28, 2016

HR Dive - blackDive Brief:

  • There now is a “measurable link” between more mobile-first working environments and an increase in employee engagement, according a new survey.
  • The global study, Mobility, Performance and Engagement,” doneby The Economist Intelligence Unit, showed that employers rated by employees as “pioneers” in supporting mobile technology saw better productivity (16%), creativity (18%), satisfaction (23%) and loyalty (21%) compared to organizations that were poorly rated at supporting mobile tech.
  • The report, which surveyed 1,865 employees globally, also found that 60% of employees said mobile technology makes them more productive, while 45% believe it causes their creativity to rise.

Dive Insight:

Chris Kozup, vice president of marketing at Aruba, said that many employers and workforces already understand that a mobile-first approach can be good for business, but “if you can tell a CEO of a Fortune 500 company that their organization can achieve a sixteen percent increase in employee output, or tell HR directors that they can increase loyalty by over one-in-five, we believe they would make mobility an even greater investment priority,” he said.

Kozup added that while past studies have recognized the impact of increased mobility on employee engagement, establishing the business outcome has been a missing link.

Jeff Corbin, CEO of APPrise Mobile, the creator of theEMPLOYEEapp and an expert on mobile employee engagement, said the EIU survey results not only validates theEMPLOYEEapp’s 2015 Mobile Trends in the Workplace survey, but also the importance of communication for employee engagement and a company’s business success.

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