There can’t be many industries that offer such a wide variety of potential hazards as the waste management sector. Vehicle accidents, falls from height, infections and crushing - just some of the everyday dangers regularly faced by mobile workers who carry out waste management tasks.Read More
He may drive fancy cars, wear tuxedos and travel to madly exotic places but behind all the glitz - James Bond is no different to any other British mobile worker.
He receives his orders from head office, he travels around loads and uses gadgets to get stuff done. So well done Mr Bond - but that’s no different to what MyMobileWorker users are doing every single day.
And they do it without a big fuss - no massive explosions or multi-million pound movies required...Read More
Okay, it’s maybe slightly too short notice to help our home nations win Rugby World Cup 2015 - but maybe the next one.
Because the same kind of GPS technology that MyMobileWorkers uses to track of company fieldworkers is now starting to find its way into the world of sport.
Advances in wearable tech mean that players are now able to be fitted with little devices that can keep track of their exact movements during a match.Read More
It should be dead simple. There are two types of work - stuff you do inside and stuff you do outside. And those who work outside are…fieldworkers. Or mobile workers. Or flexible workers. Or agile workers. Or remote workers. Or outworkers. Or…
Okay, okay…stop!!! That’s about as clear as a muddy puddle on a dark night..
But fear not because here’s Tony, the MyMobileWorker mascot, to help provide a straight talking guide to what the flippin’ eck mobile working actually is.Read More
Ah, the summer of 2015. Remember that?
What an absolute belter it was. It had everything you could ever wish for in a classic British summer - rain, gales, floods and rail strikes.
And now we find ourselves staring straight down the barrel of winter, with more of the same coming our way - only loads colder and darker. Wahey!Read More
The clever techy types at MyMobileWorkers (MMW) have been busy.
They’ve been cleverly avoiding summer by working on some improvements to our flow system. And no, that’s not the office toilets - we’re talking workflow.
Because one of the cool things about MMW is its flexibility; we have companies of all shapes and sizes and from many different industries, who use our system.
We’re able to customise the system to closely match the needs of each customer. But there’s one area we’ve been wanting to improve and that’s the way we handle workflow.
So that’s what we’ve gone and doneRead More
The way we dress at work and at home is usually a bit different.
Because at work, we try to look vaguely smart and professional. But at home…ach, who cares? Onesies, that hilarious Christmas jumper, your ancient dressing gown - if it’s comfy, it’s getting worn.
But what about our smartphones?Read More
You can always tell somebody who has managed a mobile workforce - they’ll have that haunted look in their eyes.
Because they’ve seen things. They’ve dealt with the kind of situations that would cause an ordinary office manager to cower under their desk in a blubbering mess.
They’ve experienced the horrors of trying to effectively manage and monitor a team of fieldworkers who have been let loose on the British public.
And like most scary things, what makes it so spine tingling is the fear of the unknown.Read More
Everyone stay calm!! There's no need to panic. It's just...we've noticed that some companies are not yet using MyMobileWorkers (MMW).
We can let some off - as they don't have any mobile workers. That's fine; they're off the hook. But for the rest of you; well, I'm afraid you have some explaining to do.
We don't want to get all school teachery here but, quite frankly, some of the excuses just aren't good enough. So we've done some super whizzy statistical analysis to compile a chart of the best/worst 'dog ate my homework' reasons for not using MMW.Read More
You know what it’s like. You order something snazzy online and then find yourself transforming into some kind of impatient seven-year-old on Christmas Eve.
You can’t help it. You want to know everything - exactly where your snazzy thing is, when it’s being dispatched, when it’ll arrive…the delivery person’s star sign.
Okay, maybe not astrology details - but as customers we rightly expect to be kept fully informed about what’s happening when we pay for something.
We want to be kept in the loop...Read More
He’s a dungaree wearing Italian odd-job man and probably the most famous mobile worker in the entire galaxy. Yep, it’s a Mario!
Since his first appearance as a plumber, almost 40 years ago, this video games legend has turned his white gloved hand to just about everything.
With 200 games under his belt, ranging from doctoring to archaeology to ghost hunting to kart racing, there are few work tasks that Mario hasn’t had to face.Read More
We’re all aware of the problem with clouds - them fluffy things that threaten to drizzle on our barbecues and stop play at the cricket.
But there’s also that other type of cloud, the one that powers things like Facebook and Twitter. It means personal data is stored on a network of online servers, letting us access our stuff from wherever we have a connection.
It’s helping to change our lives - particularly the way we work. Businesses use cloud services like MyMobileWorkers because it’s a smarter and more efficient way to get things done.
But what about the security?Read More
When you invest in something - you want something back. Otherwise, you wouldn’t last long in the world of business.
And back in 1954, an American paper cup salesman called Ray Croc decided he wanted to invest in something.
He had noticed the success of a tiny chain of burger restaurants in California, run by two brothers - Richard and James McDonald.
So he paid them $2.7 million to buy out the business and 20 years later Ray Croc was a billionaire, owner of one of the world’s most successful fast-food companies - McDonald’s.Read More
There’s no glitzy award ceremony, no gold-plated trophy, no certificate to plonk on the wall. But it’s something that means so much to us at MyMobileWorkers.
It’s a number we receive each month; it tells us how satisfied our users are with the help they’ve received from our support team. The higher the number, the more chuffed we become.
And we couldn’t be any more chuffed with the latest results because for the month of June we managed to hit a customer satisfaction level of...100 percent.Read More
It’s hard to get excited about a clipboard.
I mean, there’s nothing wrong with them. And if you’re a mobile worker, they can do a decent job - stopping your papers from flying away. It’s just a bit drab; not something you’re likely to gaze lovingly at.
But we no longer need to lug clipboards around or folders full of worksheets and job orders and assorted papery stuff - we can store everything on our smartphones.
Not only is this loads less hassle - it also means we’ve finally got a work device that doesn’t force you to stifle a yawn. So here are some of the top ways for mobile workers to pamper their phones...Read More
If you ever want to clear the room at a party, or to make sure you get a table to yourself on the train - simply utter these words: "We need to talk about compliance."
And as if by magic, the temperature will drop, people will flee for exits and the only sound heard will be the distant clanging of a church bell. This is the power of 'compliance' - one of the coldest words in the English language.
So okay - it might not top the list of fun aspects of business life but compliance is something that all organisations who manage mobile workers need to embrace.
Here's what you need to know...Read More
We're never afraid to cover the big issues here and that means we need to talk about...whistling.
This is because the good name of our nation’s mobile workers has come under attack recently. It has been claimed that rising numbers of employees using smartphones poses is one of the reasons for a decline in the tradition of British workers whistling.
According to cultural historian Chris Cook of Syracuse University, London, the distinctive chirpy whistle of delivery and service workers has been in decline over the past decade.
It’s our ability to access music wherever we are and a reduction in traditional delivery jobs that has caused the continued drop off, according to the boffins.Read More
We like to keep Tony, our insect mascot, on his toes.
So we've been taking some of the most common fears and concerns we hear about moving over to a mobile workforce management (MWM) systems. And we've scrunched them all together to create the ultimate hard-to-please workers for our Tony to take on.
This week, it’s the field worker. Take it away, Tone.Read More
It's Tony’s worst nightmare.
We've taken some of the most common fears we hear from office managers about mobile workforce management (MWM) systems. And we've squished them all together to create the ultimate foe for our insect mascot to face.
This could get messy.....
Nope, MyMobileWorkers very own insect mascot isn’t taking on veteran US rocker, Bruce Springsteen. This is somebody much tougher.
This is a fictional boss who’s based on some of the real-world reasons we hear from companies who are not yet convinced by workforce management systems.
It’s the ultimate test for our fearless ant advocate. Good luck Tony.Read More