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Mobile Workface and Technology

Technology has no doubt seeped into every aspect of modern life, with mobile technology at the forefront. Now, with the use of a smartphone or tablet, many tasks such as replying to emails, banking, shopping or even boarding an aeroplane are achievable at a touch or a swipe of a screen. This mass adoption of mobile technology has also revolutionised the way organisations can operate, enabling the rise of many more remote workforces. With all the tools accessible in an office now being available virtually, it is predicted that over the next four years, workloads hosted in the public cloud will grow by 44%. As well as allowing employees to be more flexible in where they work, advances in technology is paving the way for innovative and effective management of such mobile workforces too.

For a business owner, keeping track of a remote workforce requires ultimate and accurate visibility in the way their workers are operating. Failure to do so could result in staff members repeatedly not being as productive within their working hours as is needed, to ensure the effective running of a business and satisfied clients. Without precise and real-time working data from your employees, successful management of a remote workforce can prove to be a tricky task. Manual jobs too such as filling in timesheets, logging expenses and checking schedules can also take up time that could be more pro-actively spent elsewhere.

To combat this, a new category of software has emerged to help managers gain this necessary visibility needed to run an effective mobile workforce. At IQ:timecard, we are a leading name in this new breed of Mobile Workforce Management tools. We believe that the use of technology can be utilised to help business owners revolutionise their approach remote workforce management.

IQ:timecard is an app based solution, meaning it is accessible by anyone who owns a smartphone or tablet, and can be taken with staff wherever they go. Managers can then, in real time, receive arrival and departure data from an employee, as they log in to the system when starting and ending a shift. Using mobile technology as a tool for workforce management can also save time spent on admin tasks, filling out and returning paper timesheets, by reducing it to one simple procedure. Such information received about an employees working habits can also mean that payroll and other HR tasks are greatly simplified too.

Businesses looking to embrace the opportunities that mobile technology can bring for flexible, remote workforces should also consider the benefits that such technology can also provide for managing these workforces effectively.