The core of this research is to examine whether employees have sufficient technology knowledge when hired by local employers. Technology requirements may not be identical for every employer, but employers do have general technology expectations. If employers are able to hire employees with appropriate technology knowledge, less training needs to be provided by the employer, which also improves productivity from the onset of employment. This research involves 11 businesses in a small rural community addressing technology needs of their employees. Respondents were asked to take an anonymous survey. The survey included the following participant data: business type, technology expectations when hiring, and ease/difficulty of finding employees fitting requirements. The survey had multiple choice questions inquiring the level of use of various applications in different departments. The data collected from the surveys determined whether employers are able to effectively locate and hire employees with sufficient technology knowledge.
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