Mobile workers

Many employers need mobile workers to carry out their business tasks, for example to sell their products and provide installation, repair and delivery services.

The management of a mobile workforce, for example a remote sales team, creates a numbers of challenges for employers around health and safety, communication and control, and working time.

As seen in the Tyco case, the working time status of travelling time for workers with no usual place of work has been particularly controversial.

Flexible working: seven ways for HR to make the business case

15 May 2014

The Children and Families Act will extend the right to request flexible working to all employees and introduce a right...

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Managing the risks to lone workers

1 Mar 2013

Lone workers can face risks those in an office environment may not even think about. Walter Brennan explains how to...

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Swine flu: guidance and advice for employers and HR

5 Jan 2011

Another outbreak of Swine flu has hit the UK, and is expected to hit employees and employers severely.  With significant rise in the...

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Mobile operators need right strategy to cope with smartphone strain

9 Dec 2010

Research just published claims to show that users of Google Android smartphones – including handsets from HTC and Samsung –...

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Businesses urged to consider flexible working

12 Oct 2009

One of Europe’s leading business support organisations is urging business owners to consider introducing flexible working in a bid to...

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Traffic congestion falls as unemployment rises

7 Sep 2009

Rising unemployment has led to traffic congestion falling by almost one-third in two years, the BBC has reported.The poll of 75,000...

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EDF Energy extends mobile workforce management with ClickSoftware

15 Apr 2009

ClickSoftware Technologies, the leading provider of mobile workforce management and service optimisation solutions, today announced it signed a contract with EDF Energy,...

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Wessex Water implements ClickSoftware

19 Mar 2009

ClickSoftware Technologies, the leading provider of mobile workforce management and service optimisation solutions, today announced that Wessex Water, one of the...

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Flexible working grows up

12 Feb 2009

Plans to extend the right to request flexible working look set to go ahead. Peter Rabbitts, knowledge adviser at  Acas...

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Commuters stranded as snow brings many workplaces to a standstill

2 Feb 2009

Thousands of commuters were left stranded today as heavy snowfall caused widespread travel delays and rail track closures.Major motorways including...

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TUC welcomes StaffShare secondment plan

5 Jan 2009

A new service which enables organisations to sell the time of their staff has been welcomed by the TUC.StaffShare allows organisations...

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Business visitors to the UK must apply for new visa

16 Oct 2008

New rules for those wishing to come to the UK on business have been published by the government.People travelling to...

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Driving skills under scrutiny as Derby and St Edmundsbury councils fit black-box monitors to bin lorries and other vehicles

7 Aug 2008

Council bin men and other drivers could soon find themselves rated for how well they drive while working.Two local authorities...

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BT report shows how to increase fee-earning hours

16 Jul 2008

A new report by BT Business shows that professional service firms are losing out on potential income by not fully exploiting...

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Data protection: Mobile working leaves secret company information exposed to snoopers

20 Jun 2008

One-third of workers have sneaked a preview of sensitive company information on laptops or confidential work documents while travelling on...

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