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Social Technologies Having Positive Impact on Workplace Productivity According to Lee Hecht Harrison

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ--(Marketwired - January 29, 2014) - Employees report that social technologies are enhancing the way they work together by improving communication and collaboration, according to an online survey by talent mobility consulting firm Lee Hecht Harrison. 

In November 2013 Lee Hecht Harrison surveyed 340 workers throughout the U.S. via an online poll asking, "What has been the most positive impact of social technologies in the workplace?" The results were as follows:

                              
Simplified communication       29%
Boosted relationships          20%
Greater mobility               24%
Increased collaboration        27%                                
                                  

Jim Greenway, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Lee Hecht Harrison, stated, "Many companies are now finding innovative ways to leverage social technologies as a true business tool that transcend marketing applications and support all functions. Leading the way are office productivity tools that have some of the popular features of social networks. These tools aim to improve communication and collaboration, while fostering greater talent mobility by breaking down geographic boundaries."

Greenway believes that social technologies are poised to help organizations realize significant workforce productivity gains. "Social tools help companies unlock the potential of their workforce by allowing workers to more easily and transparently share ideas, knowledge, and experience. And, the tools help to build and strengthen social ties and connections within the organization, impacting engagement and retention."

About Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH)
Lee Hecht Harrison (www.lhh.com) is the global talent mobility leader. We connect people to jobs through innovative career transition services and help individuals improve performance through career and leadership development. LHH assists organizations in supporting restructuring efforts, developing leaders at all levels, engaging and retaining critical talent, and maintaining productivity through change -- helping organizations increase profitability by maximizing their return on investment in developing people, while assisting individuals to achieve their full potential.

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