Close to a third of SMEs not keeping up with latest technologies, survey finds

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SME leadership teams do not manage to keep up with the latest technologies for their employees, an impressive 31% of SME decision makers have revealed as part of the new 2019 Digital Business Report from Advanced.

According to the research paper, 39% of SME employees would consider leaving their job if they weren’t given the right tools to do their job properly, while almost half (48%) would consider leaving because of work-life balance.

The report comes one year after a separate survey from Advanced revealed that one in five SME leaders feel under pressure all the time, with 48% blaming lack of time as a key source of their work pressure – an issue that is often felt across the rest of the workforce too.

“Considering employees are expected to work harder and be more efficient, these findings will come as a blow to SME leaders,” comments Gordon Wilson, CEO of Advanced. “The fact that just 31% of respondents also say productivity is triggering the purchase of new technology in their organisation will raise alarm bells. Surely this should be a critical factor?

Technology is one of the best ways to boost productivity and treat a work-life imbalance. It can improve processes and eradicate time spent on tedious tasks, freeing up time for more valuable activities, while increasing job satisfaction at the same time.”

Tensor Time and Attendance Systems– the perfect solution to help your company become more productive

Making sure that employees are at peak productivity levels at all times is very important for line managers, who should consider using a solid and reliable time and attendance system designed to offer a clear overview of all holiday bookings and approve (or disallow) them accordingly.

That’s exactly the case with Tensor’s WinTA.NET system, which supports extensive Absence Planning and Entitlement Management. The built-in graphical calendar charts provide a colourful way of viewing an individual’s or a department’s absence records, and each employee can be allocated different entitlements for absence such as annual leave or allowed sickness.

As absence is booked and taken, the remainder available for each entitlement is updated. Entitlement formulae are used to calculate more complex entitlements calculated on a rising scale based upon length of service.

WinTA.NET provides this information through warning email notifications or via hardcopy reports. The system quickly identifies missing employees that are expected to be at work and then informs you via automatic email reporting reports distributed by email.

If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor WinTA.NET system just contact us or Book a Demo, we’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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