Assessing Your Mobile Workforce Tracking Systems

Now, more than ever, it is important to understand how to manage a mobile workforce. With remote positions on the rise and responsibilities to manage job sites in different locations across the country, it’s important to select tools that ensure increased safety, productivity, and work quality for all contractor relationships. This includes the goals of an effective mobile workforce tracking system, which should always include compliance management, accurate report-outs, and the ability to make adjustments in real-time.

Essentially, a worthwhile system should make operation managers’ lives easier because it’s equipped with tools to assist in the management of temporary employees on job sites where security and protocol are of critical importance. Additional best practices for mobile workforce tracking systems are described below.

Measurability Is Core In The Mobile Workforce Tracking System

Your mobile workforce tracking system should collect data and increase ease of processes so you’re able to have easy access to imperative KPI information. Aside from keeping track of time worked, your system should account for training data and compliance requirements, on-site costs, and loss.

By maintaining accurate data within the system, you reduce the risk of human error and create a simple solution for gathering information to provide an accurate account of return on investment when reports are needed.

Provides Real-Time Incident Awareness

The advent of technology allows virtually limitless possibilities for alerts and notifications on mobile-driven systems. Across job sites, in which multiple contractors are working different jobs at different times, real-time incident reporting is imperative to ensure safety and detect problems in an instant. Be sure to invest in technologies that increase the ease of communication and streamline reporting across all of your jobs.

Empowers Efficient Auditability of Data

Your mobile workforce tracking system should have the provide accurate results in data report outs. The auditability of the information entered into the system will be a direct reflection of the accuracy of your reporting. This also leads to greater transparency and job site efficiency.

Simplifies Compliance Tracking

Managing job site compliance, especially in unsecured environments like rails, utilities, and event venues, is a complicated task but with a proper system to track data, it doesn’t have to be. Using a mobile workforce tracking system with integrated compliance tracking can increase security and improve compliance management.

These systems can manage and keep track of all background check data, drug test results, training information, and time worked so it’s easily accessible when needed and can also be updated as necessary.

Provides a Great User Experience

The benefits of a great mobile workforce tracking system can’t be fully experienced if the workforce isn’t taking advantage of the system. Choose a platform that is easy to use so your contractors will enter their information into the system and your entire team can take advantage of the benefits of data tracking and compliance management.

Allows for Integration Capabilities

A mobile workforce tracking system isn’t effective if it can’t integrate with your already established processes and platforms. You should be able to connect time tracking and your training programs for contractors into the system to ensure all information is tracked and managed in a streamlined solution.

Each one of the items above is a baseline for what modern systems can provide today.
If your mobile workforce tracking system has less than five out of the six best practices listed above, consider it subpar.


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**This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to constitute legal advice.