This week’s focus topic was definitely technology and its applications in the HR industry. As time seems to run faster, making working days pass us by as we worry about productivity and tiresome tasks, it’s important to take advantage of smart tech solutions that can improve and enhance our work.

Here are this week’s best articles in HR, all on the topics of technology and productivity:

Half of employees say mobile working makes them more productive

Workplace mobility is a rising trend in HR. Respondents to a global study by the Economist Intelligent Unit (EIU) say mobile working has the greatest impact on productivity, and that it determines how satisfied they are with their employer.

The study also shows that companies rated by employees as ‘pioneers’ in how they support mobile technology saw a rise in productivity (16 percent), creativity (18 percent), satisfaction (23 percent), and loyalty (21 percent) when compared to organisations that were poorly rated at supporting mobile tech.

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HubSpot recently published this infographic by Scoro, highlighting some of the workday’s biggest time-wasters, along with suggestions for how you can avoid them.

If you’re curious to see where your time seems to disappear and what hacks or ideas you can employ to retrieve it, take a look at the infographic.

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7 Lessons From Facebook, Pinterest, And Google On Building Diverse Teams

A piercing issue in the workplace is hiring diversity. While a SHRM report recently noted that 41% of managers are “too busy” to implement diversity initiatives, this article showcases tech companies who found a way to get past “I’m too busy” and make this a real organizational goal.

Take a look at how these tech companies are pulling inspiration from many different areas,  from the NFL to the symphony orchestra, to implement gender diversity.

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Many Grouchy, Error-Prone Workers Just Need More Sleep

In this search for lost time and productivity, it seems that employees are exhausting themselves and actually hurting their work, instead of managing it more efficiently, especially in the tech industry.

“About a third of your employees in any big company are coming to work with an equivalent impairment level of being intoxicated.”

William David Brown, a sleep psychologist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

This well-researched article will take you through the causes and solutions of sleep deprivation and work productivity.

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Join us next week as we share more of our favorite articles. We’d also love to know what articles made your week and what topics you’d like us to talk about next week so comment away.

Happy weekend!

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