Brian Wise: Time to improve safety compliance for road workers

Brian Wise: Time to improve safety compliance for road workers

Expert consultant Brian Wise has identified 2015 as being a pivotal year for the road maintenance industry.

Companies face the welcome challenge proved by a major raft of new road building projects - the biggest investment in the UK road network since the 1970s.

But they also face the more troublesome task of trying to reverse a worrying trend for increased accidents involving mobile workers.

Read More

Top five tips for moving to digital management

Top five tips for moving to digital management

Whether you’re a company organising deliveries, coordinating highway maintenance or controlling inspection teams - the challenge is exactly the same. How do you effectively manage and monitor a team of employees who are miles away?

Most of us think of management as something done in an office. Employees can be called into meetings; supervised and communicated with. But when you’re managing field workers, all of this goes out of the window.

Read More

Why Santa needs software on his Christmas list

Why Santa needs software on his Christmas list

Let’s be fair here and recognise that Santa does a cracking job. When it comes to delivering 156 million packages around the world within a 24 hour period - he certainly delivers.

He may only work once a year, but as the world’s most famous mobile worker, this fella really does put in a shift. Because it’s not just him; he’s also having to manage a large team of elf helpers and reindeers.

Read More

Ask the Ant: What’s the deal with customer portals?

Ask the Ant: What’s the deal with customer portals?

Most ants are happy to spend their time carrying around massive leaves and twigs on their heads. But that was never for me – I wanted a bigger challenge.

That’s why I get my kicks from answering the toughest questions you can throw at me about MyMobileWorkers (MMW). And this week I’ve got a worthy opponent.

I’m squaring up against questions about one of the neatest features of our MMW software – customer portals. So let’s do this. Here we go!

Read More

Turn your company into a mean green efficiency machine

Turn your company into a mean green efficiency machine

Here’s the thing; nobody likes describing themselves as being mean – even if we do reuse the occasional teabag. But we’ll happily shout about how green we are. And that’s weird because the two things are so similar – especially when you’re talking about managing a business. Because a thrifty company, one which keeps wastage down to a minimum, is also a green company.

Read More

How to make sure your company doesn't go the wrong kind of ‘viral’

How to make sure your company doesn't go the wrong kind of ‘viral’

Companies pay good money these days to ‘go viral’.

Teams of creatives will lounge around on beanbags and think up daft/crazy/odd marketing ideas to publicise a product or service. And then they’ll send their creations out into social media land and hope we like them enough to share.

The reason we’re bombarded with so many of these things is because… well, they work. If something manages to hook us in, it will be seen by thousands/millions of people during its brief splurge of Internet fame.

But there’s also a ‘bad’ kind of viral.

Read More