More than ever before in the past, employees spend their time away from the traditional work environment, either on the road doing sales or a variety of technical tasks. Forbes Online Magazine notes that 1.3 billion people now work away from their desks on a regular basis. Keeping track of these workers and keeping them informed of important data can be an ongoing challenge for many companies.
How Mobile Technology Is Used
Mobile technology has revolutionized how businesses utilize their workforce. Employees may be away from the central office for days or weeks at a time. They may use remote services to access reports, compile data, manage scheduling and other tasks that give them a great deal of independence during their workweek. Monitoring these workers can be a challenge, but with a mobile time and attendance solution you can ensure that they are using their time wisely and have access to the information they need. This can help mobile workers function more efficiently and allow you to communicate more effectively.
Advantage of a Mobile Workforce
When properly implemented, a mobile workforce can be a significant boost to business. Mobile technology can decrease paperwork, locate employees, schedule appointments easily and allow more complete compilation of important data.
Problems of a Mobile Workforce
Of course, the increased mobility of a company requires letting go some of the control that would normally be present in a traditional work environment. You may have less control of how employees spend their time and communicating effectively with your workers may require additional effort. The best use of mobile technology occurs when objectives are clearly defined.
Managing Workforce Mobility
A number of software tools are available to help your company manage the new mobile workforce. Time and attendance tracking, GPS tracking, remote access and cloud-sharing software can allow your employees to check in on a routine basis. HR management and employee self-service allow time to be spent on more important, revenue-based tasks. Employee scheduling can be automatic, with communications that effectively uses your time and that of your workforce.
Find out more about Advance Systems Mobile Workforce Solution:
- iPhone / Android & Smart Devices
- Web SMS Text Clocking
- Tablets and Laptop Computers
- GPS Tracking