Today, a significant proportion of businesses are sure to allow their employees to use their own devices for the odd task at work. On the face of it, allowing workers to use their own laptops, tablets or even smartphones to start or finish tasks can be incredibly convenient, especially for time-pressed employees with a deadline looming. However, recruiters need to bear plenty in mind.
The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend has seen more and more workers use their own personal devices for work purposes, whether inside or outside of the office. One thing which has been enabled by BYOD is flexible working hours, which could make it easier for some businesses to get the best staff without worrying about their ability to fulfil a nine-to-five weekday working pattern.
In a survey by Egnyte, 30% of men and 34% of women said that the best possible thing about BYOD for their current or ideal role is having the ability to work flexible hours. Meanwhile, the same proportion of male respondents to the poll said that working from home was a major incentive of going along with their company’s BYOD policy.