Employees looking for ‘smart’ workplaces

Dell and Intel study offers glimpses of future world of work and impact of technology
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/08/2016

It’s interesting to speculate what the workforce will look like in a few years — but one safe bet is employees will expect better, smarter and more mobile technology from employers, according to Dell and Intel’s Future Workforce Study. 

More than 50 per cent of employees expect to be working in a “smart office” — meaning a more interconnected, agile workforce — in the next five years, found the survey of 3,801 respondents across 10 countries. 

And employers need to start preparing for those changes — particularly since 82 per cent of millennials said workplace tech would have an influence when they’re deciding to take a job.