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More than a quarter of all American employers report that they’ve lost at least one employee because of technology-related issues, according to a new study.
Businesses that hire technology workers are also less likely to offer compensation to employees whose compensation has been affected.
Technology companies are also more likely to use the same technology to manage workers than they were a decade ago, and they’re hiring more employees, the study by consulting firm Mercer found.
A growing number of technology companies are embracing digital tools like chatbots and video conferencing.
But there’s still a long way to go, according in Mercer.
Mercer surveyed more than 1,400 technology firms that employ at least 1,000 people.
The survey showed that only a quarter said they had been able to find a single high-quality, independent, certified technology consultant who could help them resolve any problems with technology-enabled employees.
Mercer said this is the first time that tech firms have offered compensation to tech-related problems in the past.
The consulting firm also found that about half of the companies it surveyed said they would try to get their employees to report any issues they had with technology to the human resources department of their company, rather than the HR department.
In addition, about half said they have experienced technology-induced employee turnover in their companies.
Merger’s study was published online Monday in the Journal of Management.