Clearview National February 2018 - Issue 195 - Page 16

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS CONSTRUCTION SECTOR HANGS ON TO PAPER » » ORGANISATIONS IN THE construction and utilities sectors are among those that rely the most on paper, new research has found. A survey of 1,000 workers, conducted by WorkMobile, found that employees working in the education sector rely the most on paper (80%), followed by the finance sector (68%), and the construction and utilities industries (67%). A third of businesses in the education sector (34%) and construction and utilities (33%) have taken no steps to even reduce their usage. But, the finance industry is trying to become less reliant on paper, with 77% of companies implementing paper-saving processes. Surprisingly, the legal sector, which is often perceived as traditional in its processes, is ahead of other sectors, with four- fifths (80%) of employees saying their bosses have introduced paper-less working. The environment is paying the biggest price though, given that 50% of all waste generated from businesses is paper-based. Reassuringly, some employees are trying to cut down their personal paper usage to protect the environment. 30% only print out physical files when absolutely necessary, 7% rarely use the printer, and 3% operate fully paperless and never use paper. The research was carried out as part of WorkMobile’s ‘Death of the paper trail report’, which investigates the sectors that are still reliant on paper-based processes, and the pitfalls that businesses often encounter by working in this way. Colin Yates, chief support officer, said: “With so much technology at our fingertips, it’s surprising and disappointing to see that companies are still relying so heavily o ȵ͕)ɽ͕́ɥѥյ)ѥɔ)ɽՍѡЁͥ)ѕ́ѼɕՍѡ͔ȸ+q=ٕȁɕЁ啅̰ѡɔ)Ё́)ɔ٥ɽх䁙ɥ)́ͽ䁅ɕՍ݅х)ѼɽѕЁѡи )єѕ́䁝ٕɹ)ɝͅѥ́)ѼɅ͔݅ɕ́ɽչѡ)ѥ́ͥȁ)ѥݸɕ̰ӊéȁѡ)ɝյȁ͕ͥ́ɔ)ѥЁхє+qQ䁡́م)݅䁉役չ䁙)ɥѥЁչɕ́)յ́䁉̸ͥ)ݥѠɔɔ啕)܁ݽɭɕѕͥ)٥̰ݔ͡ձeЁ)ͥͼՍȸ )ЁѼɽՍȴ)́́Ѽɽٔѕɹ)ɽ͕́ȁɕѕ)́Ʌ̸Q)ɔѡȁ͕ͥ́ձ)ݕлt)ȁɔɵѥ)͔٥ͥ聡輽ܸ)ݽɭɵ̹ɕ͕ɍ)ݡѕ̼)I=]Q %8Q! =55I %0)1i%9M Q=HQ