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New technology really can be the key to business growth

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UK employees believe technology (opens in new tab) is an important catalyst for job creation and business growth, more so than their peers in other European countries, a new survey shows.

According to a report from HR services provider SD Worxin, employees are not “raging against the machine”, but rather believe that new technologies do not have a negative impact on their day-to-day jobs.

Polling 3,870 employees from Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, the firm found that almost half (44.7 percent) of Brits have seen the number of jobs rise thanks to technology innovation - more than the French, Dutch, Belgians and Germans.

UK employees are also less likely to look upon workplace technology (opens in new tab) in a negative light than counterparts from the other countries surveyed.

According to Professor Ans De Vos, who works at Antwerp Management School, it’s clear that workers see the benefits of technology in the workplace and expect it to eliminate mundane and repetitive everyday tasks.

“This is directly opposed to the doom and gloom you often read about when it comes to the impact of technology in the workplace. But what is important is that employers also point out the opportunities for career advancement to their employees."

Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.