Employees in the UK are less likely to have access to the latest technology at work than their European counterparts, according to research by ADP, a global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions.
While more than eight in ten (82%) French, German and Dutch employees have access to the latest business tools, only 70% of UK employees feel that they are equipped with the tools and technology necessary for them to do their job effectively.
The research highlights gaps in technology adoption between countries, with German employees 50% more likely to be provided with a business laptop than those in the UK and French workers 36% more likely to have a work mobile phone.
One company that appreciates the value of IT investment is homebuilder Story Homes, which recently invested £1.25m in new technology to aid the company’s expansion plans and boost productivity. The company is already seeing the benefits of its investment in advanced audio and video-conferencing systems and interactive whiteboards, which enable remote parties to meet in a ‘virtual’ meeting room. Technical director Ian Storey said: “Introducing new systems across the company has made it much easier for us to work collaboratively. As a regional home builder, we’ve got colleagues in a number of different locations across the North of England and South Scotland.”