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  • Writer's pictureChris Bianchi

Technology and Innovation Help People Breakdown the Barriers to Employment

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It’s hard for people that might have a physical condition or certain personal situation to find a job or keep it. Many of today’s job seekers experience a lot of employment barriers in their careers.

Barriers such as age, disabilities, housing issues, transportation, and more make it difficult to find or keep a job but it’s not impossible.

Some of these employment issues are actually easier to address, especially with technology. Issues such as transportation and traffic, limited office space, and assistance to people with disability can be resolved or reduced by technology. Technology is now everywhere and innovations are not only extraordinary but also inspirational in promoting a better, connected world.

Plenty of New Technologies Help Break Down Inclusivity in Global Enterprise

Today, new technologies and innovations contribute to breaking down the barriers that continue to exist in the global enterprise. New technologies continue to emerge such as AI software, cloud solutions, and instant messaging that make it easier for employees to communicate and work remotely. With this, it is possible to work at home or any other place that will be productive for the employees. Besides this, technology helps to assist people with disabilities and speed up the hiring process.

Technology Supports Inclusion and Social Diversity

One of the biggest advantages technology offers to businesses is the support to inclusion and social diversity in the workplace. Diversity and inclusion are two essential things in a workplace for creating a positive environment and improving the bottom lines of the business. In many years, the lack of these two across businesses has been one of the biggest barriers to employment in recent years.

With the minimum standards in employment, it is difficult to provide full support to employee engagement and well-being. In the past few years, technology helped create more open, inclusive workplaces. These new workplaces provide the essential transparency between companies, teams, and their projects, which makes aspects of the work more efficient and easier.

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Technology Helps to Save Costs on Office Space

For small business owners, one of the biggest challenges is improving the profitability of the company. Every dollar you can save can be used to support the growth of the company. A save on office space can help businesses to save on non-essential expenses. Technology can help with cutting down costs on office space through the use of file sharing apps, video conferencing, and more.

Using technological apps and software, more work can be done remotely. Business owners can be surprised by the amount of money they can save with employees doing work at home. At the same time, employees can save on transportation since they travel less. Small businesses can cut on costs on travel with meet-ups reserved on important meetings.

Technology Automate Business Operations, Including the Hiring Process

One of the biggest barriers in employment is the hiring process itself. With technology, companies improve their ability to hire top-notch talents and avoiding the loss of quality employees because of an outdated hiring process. Mobile technology, social media, and video interviews are among the technologies that help break the barriers to employment

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