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A study warns of the potential benefits that restaurant workers use their smartphone during working hours


Easy to plan working hours is an increasingly appreciated by workers part-time feature.

This is especially true among that segment of the population who performs his profession through contracts with varying hours and schedules, as expected.

Now, a study that has just come to the fore hand the work platform WorkJam put numbers to the feeling we all had: a 61% hourly workers who left their jobs mention that communication problems and difficulties to arrange work schedules were the main triggers of abandonment worksl.

The report is the result of a titanic field which has interviewed a thousand hourly workers. Respondents answered a series of questions, once interpreted by statesmen, we open the doors to the perspectives and needs of this group.

For example, among the youngest of the group is a clear trend to require the use of their own mobile terminal as a means to negotiate working hours with the store manager and other employees for hours to make an appointment in establishing perceived. Specific 570 of the 1000 respondents think so. The worker satisfaction is at stake.

And the phone does not have to be a tool used only for talking or texting. 7 each 10 respondents believe that choosing a app Mobile appropriate times to decide between all staff using personal mobile is a step because it reduces the number of discussions that lead nowhere, makes communication between co-workers prove much more efficient and eliminates the inconvenience of working with outside devices.

The problem comes when restaurants have advocated a policy of zero tolerance for mobile devices. It is true that consumer electronics can be a source of deconcentration at work, but generally bans made without prior consideration of the peculiarities of labor and professional atmosphere of the restaurant leads to a decision with negative impact on local economic activity.

Such policies (known as BYOD in EE. THE.) They are now in question.

Some businesses in the catering sector had chosen to provide electronic tablets software that allowed itself clearly control the use that was given to technology. However, smaller establishments suffer with the initial investment involved, and also exposed to real risk that this type of furniture is stolen: small, high value, tablets become a perfect target for shoplifters.

The right choice depends largely on the circumstances of each business. In addition to the points previously cited, WorkJam the report indicates the versatility of today's smartphones, They are having a real transformative ability in the workplace when used properly. It also emphasizes that the restaurateurs who continue to ban the devices without criteria, only coasting, They are positioning themselves to themselves in disadvantage compared to other more permissive catering business.

The balance between pros and cons is really important. Time workers who suffer mislead devices with a poor self-control and will surely end up causing inefficiencies in the workplace in one way or another. In fact, responsible for human resources this can be a good way to screen or carded candidates for a job in the local.

But inefficiencies poor work ethic are not the only negative. Owned electronic equipment restorer increase control over intellectual property manager local. If the restaurant manages recipes, consumer information or any other type of sensitive data that should not fall into the wrong hands, it makes more sense to do without the personal mobile.

A) Yes, the question is not to give a yes or no absolute, right it is to assess the specific situation and act accordingly.

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Article by the editorial team of DiegoCoquillat.com. It has professionals both in the field of hospitality, gastronomy and tourism, and new technologies and innovation.


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