by apprisedev | May 18, 2015

Staffing Industry Analysts: Survey finds disconnect in mobile work needsMany businesses struggle to address the needs of on-the-go employees, according to the second annual 2015 Mobile Trends in the Workplace Survey released today by theEMPLOYEEapp.

The research found 40% of employees don’t work in a traditional office setting, while 55% indicated they travel for work. To stay connected, 49% of employees use mobile devices and 28% use tablets in their work.

However, 70% of employees are not provided with these devices by their employers, and 41% are unable to access company documents from their mobile device. Additionally, 36% have difficulty or are unable to access company documents outside of the office.

“There is a real divide between how employees want to utilize mobile technology for work and the tools and solutions businesses currently have in place to support them,” said theEMPLOYEEapp founder and CEO Jeff Corbin. “Since iPhone, iPad and Android devices have become the lifeline for almost everyone and most corporate Intranets were not developed for the small screens of these devices, the results of our survey suggest that employers, to the extent they aren’t already, need to consider what their mobile communications strategy is and how they can utilize the technology to improve employee efficiency as well as job satisfaction.”

The study surveyed more than 200 US-based workers.

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