Germany, the United Kingdom and Spain lead the digitization of work, according to a study

According to a Factorial study, digitization has a major impact on the management of human resources in companies, especially in Spain, pioneer in digital penetration with 91%. The pandemic has triggered digitization data, and the Spanish population already spends a quarter of the day connected to the internet.

Factorial ensures that digital penetration in our country is one of the highest in the world, only surpassed by Germany and the United Kingdom. The work environment does not go unnoticed in the face of this trend, and the number of companies that have introduced telework and personnel management models through specialized software grow daily.

These changes in the work environment have led to significant improvements in the lives of workers. The most valued in all countries is the possibility of reconciling work and professional life. With measures like this, companies face the great challenge for 2022: mitigate employee stress and instabilitywhich have reached alarming figures after the pandemic.

Spain and France, at the same rate of adoption

Currently, one in ten Spanish companies already opts for remote work, directly impacting the lives of their workers. 77.7% of employees say that with teleworking they achieve a better reconciliation of personal and professional life. 70% value flexibility and almost half have noticed a reduction in expenses derived from face-to-face work. In France, the data is very similar and digital penetration is also at 91%, improving performance in many cases. 41.5% of French workers say that their productivity has increased with teleworking.

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This introduction of remote work has a direct impact on the management of human resources, which are increasingly digital thanks to the introduction of specialized software. In both Spain and France, time control, vacations, payroll or performance evaluation are already managed with specialized software more than with any other option.

Germany and the United Kingdom lead the change

Germany and the United Kingdom are at the forefront in terms of digital penetration with 94% and 96% respectively. In both countries teleworking has changed the dynamics of many companies, improving in most cases the welfare of employees. In Germany, 25% have achieved greater flexibility and 13.2% recognize that the absenteeism. In the United Kingdom, more than 60% of workers value flexibility and 46.7% have managed to reduce stress and improve productivity.

In both countries, digital penetration has gone through the introduction of specialized software for personnel management, although in the UK less strongly. 51.7% of English companies continue to do time control through Word and 41.7% of vacation management through Excel.

The digital penetration of Italy and Portugal is around 84%. Even so, the pace of digitization is very promising in the workplace. In Italy, in 2019 only 15% of companies teleworked, now 77%. In fact, 90% of large Italian companies have adopted this model. In Portugal, the jump to the digital scene is also increasingly notable, 46.4% of employees recognize that productivity has increased thanks to teleworking, while 73.9% value conciliation.

In terms of human resource management, specialized software dominates in both countries, positioning itself as the best option for Italian and Portuguese companies when it comes to managing expenses, payroll, vacations, evaluations or time controls.

Latin America, different rhythms but same trend

Argentina (80%), Colombia (68%), Mexico (71%) and Brazil (75%) They follow different rates in terms of digital penetration, but in all of them there is a clear trend towards remote work and the digitization of human resources. In this sense, 22% of Latin American companies have opted for teleworking and almost half have incorporated a hybrid model, with the possibility of working in the office or from home indistinctly.

In terms of human resource management, in Latin America specialized software is also imposed. More than half of the companies use it to make payments and time control, and around 40% manage holidays and company expenses through a digital platform.

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