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Making BYOD (Bring your own device) work

Posted by David Brown, Executive Vice President, Veredus | Hays on Friday, May 22, 2015

BYODBring your own device, or BYOD, has been increasing in the tech market, especially for newly founded startups. Some companies have come to adopt the policy and some say that it is interfering with security and productivity.

“A good BYOD policy needs to find a comfortable middle ground for employers and IT functions alike”, says Steve Weston, Hays CIO. “What is the point of banning a device that could help me get more work done, faster, wherever I am?”

It’s an interesting question and in a recent article Steve highlights the frustration of employees who have phones, tablets and laptops that are newer and more advanced than the technology on their desk.

Most of us have mobile devices that are always on and always near. People can easily be responding to work emails, scrolling through spreadsheets and working on presentations during their daily commute, or when they get home at night. And there is no time wasted transitioning from one computer to another if you can simply plug the same piece of hardware in at home as you do at work.

According to a recent survey from Cisco and BT, 36 percent of organizations already support BYOD and 32 percent more intend to do so in the next 12 months. The vast majority see a competitive advantage in it and a boost to productivity from smart devices.

Do you work for a company that has a  BYOD policy? How has it impacted productivity?

Would a BYOD policy influence your decision to accept a job offer?

Contact a recruiting expert to find out what other perks and benefits companies are offering to secure the best talent.

Find out more about David Brown, Executive Vice President, an expert in IT Staffing.

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