Here’s what I know: Technology is transforming how we work

Peter Done: Group Managing Director and Founder

June 09 2021

The pandemic has been described as the world's largest remote working experiment. Many businesses have adapted tremendously, learning new practices, and using technologies to enable their employees to work effectively from home. At Peninsula we invested hugely and fast tracked a suite of innovative products, so we were able to continue offering 24/7 advice, 365 days a year, Super Service to our clients.

We are still in a period of flux but slowly people are getting back to work, even if it isn't quite in the same way as it was before the pandemic. Some of us can't wait to get back to the office and return to the relative normality of a social, buzzing workplace, fed up with the isolation and lack of infrastructure of home working. Some companies have found that their employees work very well from home and have seen benefits in offering them a few days working remotely in a hybrid model.

Every business is different. Every employer has different requirements and expectations. 

Whether you're in the office, working remotely or implementing a model that incorporates both, it's important for employers to monitor employees' work patterns and practices to ensure that they remain productive. The administration of all this is complex, particularly when people are spread out over different sites and locations with some working from home and some based in the workplace.

As an employer, the last thing you need is the added worry of managing all this complexity.

That's where clever technology from BrightHR comes in. With Bright, you can cut your staff admin, boost your productivity, and improve your business's performance whether you're still based at home or transitioning back to the office or workplace. Through Bright you can approve holiday requests, log sick leave and plan rotas – all from your mobile. You can track staff work hours and boost your team's output with our clocking app Blip which at the tap of a button enables you to see who is in, who is off and who is on a break. You can be confident in your COVID-secure processes with expert health & safety software and you can get answers to post-lockdown queries with our 24/7 employment law advice.

We’ve also had a huge take up of our VaccTrak product, which enables employers to keep track of who’s had the COVID-19 vaccine in their business, update their employee profiles to record who’s had the vaccine and download regular reports to see who’s been vaccinated. With the Government currently not pushing for a vaccine passport, this is a really useful tool for both employers and employees to be able to demonstrate they’ve had the vaccination, through exclusive VaccTrak passes for them to save in smartphone wallets. 

Technology is changing not only the way we work but also the way we record how we work and how we encourage productivity wherever we work. It’s a fascinating and changing time for businesses. 

For more information about how BrightHR can help you and your business through its innovative technology please get in touch on 0800 028 2420 today.

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