Two-thirds of human resources executives today agree that HR is undergoing digital transformation, according to a recent study. Yet many organizations are finding that even after these costly initiatives are complete, employee engagement —a critical measure of HR effectiveness— isn’t moving in the right direction. And the broader challenge is a big one: Engaged employees represent just 34% of U.S. workers, according to Gallup’s latest annual survey.
Imagine you had a way to see exactly what IT issues were impacting your employees. And imagine you had one view showing both issue diagnosis and resolution path, with the possibility to take instant action with a one-click fix? Nexthink’s Digital Experience Score delivers just this by combining hard metrics with user sentiment data to give immediate visibility, context and understanding of employees’ experiences across key areas.
Having returned from Knowledge 2019, the annual ServiceNow event for customers and partners, I realised how important peer-to-peer information sharing and collaboration is to remain at the forefront of innovation.
It’s likely that you’ve heard the term design thinking used in a business or product context this year. Applying design thinking is in vogue; but what is design thinking, anyway? And does it apply only in product development, or can it be used in the business world?
New ways of working create new forms of risk. While few of us devote hours each day to thinking about risk, it surrounds us and should influence each decision we make. Most of us calculate risk without conscious thought. The risk of a poor restaurant choice may be opportunity cost or a hospital visit. The risk of an uninformed business decision could be service disruption, crippling fines, and even bankruptcy.
The release of Nexthink’s Digital Experience Score earlier this year was an important milestone for the company and was the outcome of many conversations we had with our customers over the last few years. It has probably been five years since I first heard a customer talking about the need for metrics to address the challenges they were having in taking a more employee-centric approach to their business.
Even though it’s early, my discussions these first few months of the year tell me that “employee experience” is becoming one of the buzzwords of 2019. The CEOs and CTOs I’ve spoken with at companies of all types and sizes are talking about the need to provide a world-class workplace experience for their employees (and what that actually means). But why should executives focus on providing a strong employee experience? Why should you use precious time and resources on improving how your employees work each day?
Why is the employee experience so important and what are the most common problems faced by companies?
When a customer contacts customer service, whatever channel they use or problem they have, they want fast answers. Most expect “now” service within 5 minutes of making contact online and say that valuing their time is the most important thing a company can do to provide good customer service.
In recent years, IT professionals have been progressively realizing that successful IT strategies actually depend on a simple question: who? Indeed, for once, instead of asking “what” or “how much,” they are shifting their focus towards the people ultimately impacted by IT decision making – their employees.