The 5 Real Workplace Tech Trends For 2022

The 5 Real Workplace Tech Trends For 2022

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1. Your software needs a (social) upgrade

As the world continues to operate under an increasingly hybrid model, you need to invest in a solid software stack that maintains your company culture and keeps your business operating in the online space. Glassdoor predicts top talent will want to work in a remote way in 2022 and demand top rates. It’s imperative that 

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1. Your software needs a (social) upgrade

companies provide the right tools to facilitate remote working and optimise their recruitment drives. But, while companies are experimenting with new tools and policies to ensure remote staff are given the same opportunities and social contact as in-office workers, challenges still exist.

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1. Your software needs a (social) upgrade

“Employers need to be intentional about making sure that remote workers are staying connected and that they are facilitating community and connection even for their in-person workers,” according to Glassdoor senior economist Daniel Zhao, speaking in a statement.

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2. Cyber security takes precedence

Cybercriminals are still exploiting the vulnerabilities that remote work and the Covid-19 pandemic introduced to many companies.  The World Economic Forum predicts that data breaches will be “larger scale and more costly” in 2022 with a whole host of attacks predicted, increasing in both scale and complexity.

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2. Cyber security takes precedence

So, businesses need to prioritise their cyber hygiene while also providing staff training and putting in a wealth of security solutions to help everyone stay safe and online.  Spending on threat detection and response is expected to grow in the year ahead.

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3. The metaverse starts to break new ground

The much-hyped “metaverse” is the boost that the world of VR/AR (virtual and augmented reality) technology has needed to push it into the mainstream. GlobalData analysts are even predicting that the technology could be as revolutionary as the iPhone was back in 2007 – with some notable business applications already hitting the headlines.

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3. The metaverse starts to break new ground

The Bank of America, for example, became the first major financial services firm to launch virtual reality training for its employees in October 2021. Further research reveals VR in the workplace can reduce staff training time by 60%.

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4. AI streamlines the workplace – in certain areas

Artificial intelligence (AI) was often mooted to steal human jobs. (In fact, it’s a complicated topic with robots predicted by many to create more jobs than they take.) But the robots are also increasingly helping people automate their day-to-day tasks. In 2022, AI is predicted to help HR professionals streamline the hiring process, for example, 

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4. AI streamlines the workplace – in certain areas

helping with everything from recruiting, screening and even onboarding.  However, concerns about bias remain with this technology and this must be addressed.

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5. Blockchain is ready for business

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain are decentralised processing and recording systems that are poised to further disrupt the world of work in 2022. “Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies are changing the nature of doing business and helping companies reimagine how they manage tangible and digital 

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5. Blockchain is ready for business

assets,” according to a recent report from Deloitte.  A range of enterprise use cases will continue to emerge, according to Deloitte, “providing organisations across industries the ability to develop new business models that transform value creation of all manner of physical and digital assets and streamline business processes across organisational boundaries.”

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