As companies prepare for their next hiring wave, they should be focused on how to make themselves the most attractive potential employer to a tech-savvy job candidate. Unified communications (UC) is an effective way to lure in talent and is easy to implement.
A company that has made an investment in UC easily stands out to the highest quality job seekers.
BYOD and Remote Work
Today’s employees are increasingly virtual, accessing systems from a home office or bring-your-own-device (BYOD) arrangement. Not only is this beneficial to employee morale and output, but the company saves overhead and office space by facilitating such a culture.
It is imperative that both remote and in-house employees are able to fully collaborate with other team members. The BYOD and remote realms are truly where the strength of cloud computing and a solid UC program pays off. Devices can be enabled with all of the company’s necessary software for voice and data – a fantastic way to keep employees tied in to the organization from afar.
One of the best things about cloud is that it is always accessible, making it a reliable conduit for VoIP (voice-over Internet protocol). Think of the productivity saved if incidents such as major weather events did not force employee absenteeism and team members could remain fully functional through a private and secure channel.
With cloud solutions, business continuity becomes simple and effective since employees can operate from remote locations that were removed from the incident. Response time to a disaster can be reduced since teams have immediate access to systems and to one another.
UC allows team members to stay in constant contact in the most protected manner possible, no matter where they are physically located. A strong UC program provides global instant message, phone, web conferencing, and email.
New employees will stay engaged and interact with other team members in a powerfully collaborative environment. For sales organizations, this could reduce the time to recognizing revenue. Customer service reaches new heights of excellence, and creativity is enabled through brainstorming and idea generation.
In an age when employees still indicate that communication can be a challenge for organizations, any effort to build a cohesive communication plan is well spent.
Overall UC Benefits
The world is becoming a smaller place through UC. Implementing a robust UC plan will help a company’s HR team attract and keep the best candidates. In doing so, the business can conquer immense strategic goals and grow toward greatness.