Americans are using technology to increase mobility and engage in work functions both in and out of the office environment. HR professionals can utilize a variety of applications which help with organization and productivity. Below is a sample of the best apps for every workday.
A community-based traffic and navigation app, Waze will allow you to decrease the amount of time spent traveling either to and from work or as part of your HR responsibilities. Leaving the app open while commuting will automatically contribute traffic information in real time for your area. You can use the voice-activated option to report police traps, accidents, or back-ups. Additionally, Waze allows contacts to locate others via GPS, so there is no need text or call if running late. This app is free and available for iOS and Android.
This app digitizes business card information to quickly and easily add new contacts to an address book. CamCard is ideal for HR professionals who attend conferences and seminars. Users can exchange electronic business cards without the hassle of carrying around paper cards. Another feature is the ability to add notes, set reminders, and search and tag cards for increased productivity.
Made by Nuance Mobile, Dragon Dictation is a text- to-speech app that takes note-taking to the next level. A simple voice recognition application allows users to speak into their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch and instantly see the corresponding text. The hands-free app works for status updates, reminders and notes, or email communication.
Evernote goes beyond simple note-taking. Whether on a desktop or mobile device, users can use the cloud storage to have immediate access to text documents on other devices. Yet Evernote goes beyond that by allowing users to take and insert photos or audio clips directly into a document. The available business service allows multiple users to collaborate on documents. Functions include searching, reviewing, and sharing of notes. This free app is available for iOS and Android and desktop access is via web browser, Mac, and PC.
LogMeIn is a remote desktop service which allows users mobile-access of documents or software that are on their computer. Use the website to securely log into the service and use the mobile app to access the LogMeIn-enabled desktop computer. The app is free for iOS users, but is not available for Android without charge. The LogMeIn Ignition service is available to Android users for $29.99.