TECHNOLOGY is now a top priority for workers in the construction sector looking for a new role, according to new research.
A survey of 2,001 British adults carried out by gadgets and technology e-tailer, LaptopsDirect.co.uk, found that 47% of people in the construction industry regard the standard of technology to be a “key consideration” for accepting a new job. 37% of respondents said they would decline a job based on poor hardware alone, while 74% believe technology makes them more productive.
The study found that having the latest technology was valued more than flexible working, the working environment/decor and staff discounts.
Mark Kelly, marketing manager at LaptopsDirect.co.uk said, “It’s no surprise that the latest technology is important for many of us when considering a new role. It appears that some employers may be focusing too much on other perks such as office design or providing staff discounts and are missing the basics.
“Whilst these perks may still be important for attracting new talent, access to the latest technology enables employees to be more productive, and so has a better impact on the overall business. Also, everyone will have worked with slower, old technology at some point in their careers and experienced frustration.
“Therefore, finding a balance of office perks is key to recruiting the best candidates and can also ensure that employees feel valued and happy in their jobs.”