There has always been a power struggle between employers and employees. Business owners have what job seekers need–jobs. At the same time, businesses are nothing without their employees, so harmony in the workplace will always hang in the tricky balance of give and take. Of course, imbalances will always occur. Right now, employees are standing strong behind their demands of being comfortable in their workplace, even if that means they have to walk away.
With the domination of remote and hybrid work, workplace comfort no longer refers to office thermostats or the break room microwave. Instead, that comfort now relates to the virtual environment for remote workers. But what can possibly be so terrible about working for a company that uses the “wrong” remote office collaboration tools?
Turning down a job opportunity over the use of Slack or Teams would be unheard of only a few years ago. Now, employees understand just how detrimental outdated or unsatisfactory software tools can be to their productivity and mental health. Not only is running multiple half-helpful software tools on one device unorganized and a time-waster, but it can also lead to employee burnout–a leading cause of plummeting employee retention.
Left and right, candidates are turning down job offers if the remote office collaboration tools provided are outdated, clunky, or ill-fit for their responsibilities. Offering a comprehensive, simple digital communication tool like Markee can help you land your top choice candidates and improve employee retention.