We’ve been chatting a bit on Twitter about how consumerization has become an HR issue.
Last week CIO.com had a provocative feature, Employees Refusing to Use Clunky Enterprise Software. In addition to the usual tales of rogue iPads and DIY remote access, there were two interesting bits that flew under the radar- the survey showed that unfavorable technology was both a reason to leave a job, and a reason to not take a job in the first place.
…the survey shows that managers are less likely to take a job at a new company if they can’t use cloud-based apps and connect their personal devices to the new company’s enterprise systems. Further, one-third to two-thirds of the managers (the number is higher among younger managers) say that they’re likely to change jobs if their employer’s corporate software is too difficult to use.
With start-ups already courting fought-after engineering talent with “any kind of computer you want,” how long before HR follows, becoming another silo knocking on enterprise IT’s door with an agenda of their own?