• The Emerging Mobile Workforce: Tech-Savvy And Collaborative

    The maturing workforce has been a subject of concern in the location technology industry, and the implications this has as these workers, with their knowledge and experience, reach retirement age. However, as the industry continues to evolve, a major trend is the emergence of young, tech-savvy and collaborative workers.  According to AberdeenGroup’s recent report, Emerging Workforce in the Field: Tech-savvy to Technician, approximately one-fifth of the current workforce is under 30, with the average age of a mobile technician being 32 years old. Fleet and field service organizations must recognize what the needs and motivations of this new, up and coming workforce are, in order to keep them for the long run as well as to attract a new pool of young talent. 

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    Imagine making more deliveries every day with the same resources, and having real-time visibility into what your drivers are doing and where your trucks are located at any time.

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    As workforce management software and mobile field service software continues to drive the future of field service, it is critical to ensure that the proper training, user adoption and compliance takes place.

  • The Top 10 Questions About Managing Freelancers & Independent Contractors

    More businesses have started turning to freelancers and independent contractors (ICs) than ever before, and the reason is simple: talent is the most precious corpo- rate resource. Organizations have found that freelancers and ICs allow them to scale an on-demand workforce, access new talent pools, and pursue new market opportunities.

  • Top Seven Reasons You Need A More Effective Freelance Management Strategy

    As organizations begin to rely more and more on freelance or independent contractor workers, managing the total workforce grows in complexity. Organizations must consider a new approach to managing this critical talent pool through improved strategies and service/technology options to realize a number of benefits, outlined below.

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    GPS Insight, a top technology provider of GPS fleet and asset tracking for commercial fleets, announced today their addition to the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) member group purchasing contract. NCTC members now have the option to purchase GPS Insight’s world class fleet tracking software with pre-negotiated volume discount pricing, terms and conditions.

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As a new year begins so too does planning the year’s top initiatives, projects, and investments. For those of you in the service business, the pressure is always on for improvement. Here are three suggestions to help you determine where to focus your energy this year.

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    As a field service leader you are constantly seeking to improve operations. Often you can find the next layer of improvements by learning from someone who’s trying to accomplish the same goal you are. We think you can learn from what Oil States International has done with their field operation.

  • Learn How Live Video Is Changing The Field Service Game

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