Unified communications as a service (UCaaS) may be the secret to finding and keeping talent.
Recruiting the best talent often comes down to their ability to achieve a satisfying work-life balance with your organization. Since the pandemic forced many companies to transition to remote work, many have retained hybrid environments. Besides offering benefits to companies looking for productivity improvements and cost savings, remote work opportunities also benefit employees.
Employees often struggle to step away from full-time work, with data from Zippia reporting that 55% of US adults are not taking all of their paid time off (PTO). In addition, according to findings from Itnux, 72% of workers say that work-life balance is a critical factor when choosing a job.
Many companies that adopted unified communications did so during the pandemic as a way to allow teams to collaborate. Even as teams returned to the workplace or adopted hybrid models, UCaaS was proven to be a way to improve employee satisfaction while speeding productivity rates and removing obstacles in decision-making processes.
Here are a few of the features that help foster work-life balance and improve employee satisfaction:
Videoconferencing: For many companies, videoconferencing is the initial motivation for examining the potential benefits of UCaaS. It allows teams to meet without the inconvenience, cost, and time associated with an in-person meeting. It also allows companies to recruit without regard to geography, hiring the best talent without being limited to the immediate area.
Status Indicators: UCaaS offers employees the ability to display their availability status, so that if they are free from meetings or calls, team members know that they can collaborate on a time-sensitive decision or answer a quick question.
Shared Workspaces: A UCaaS solution allows employees to work together on a file in real time, rather than emailing a file back and forth, wondering if it is the correct and most updated version.
Work-From-Anywhere Convenience: As long as they have access to an internet connection, your employees can access UCaaS from anywhere. That means they can take that beach vacation, enjoy a hike with their family, or sign on for a weeklong cruise without feeling like they will slow a decision or miss a critical meeting.
These are the benefits that help your employees achieve work-life balance, but unified communications and UCaaS offer your organization notable advantages, as well: scalability, flexibility, cost savings, improved security and, in the case of as-a-Service solutions, less work for your IT team.
If you would like to explore the specific benefits your company and your employees will experience with a particular UCaaS solution, contact us at eXemplify. We can assist you in assessing your communications needs and leveraging the best technology to address them.