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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.
6 Mar 2007
Managing staff is hard enough, but when most of that workforce is mobile, it takes skill and technology to keep a company glued together. Here's how to build a robust network for your mobile workers.
10 Oct 2006
Major players in the shipping industry are forming an HR and benchmarking club intended to produce reliable salary and compensation...
10 Jan 2006
Joel Ceausu examines how corporate America is embracing teleworking
21 Oct 2005
Less than half of UK organisations encourage mobile working, according to research, and the public sector is one of the worst offenders.
27 Sep 2005
Traveling for business is no picnic. Lack of sleep, poor diet and no exercise coupled with long treks to the airport and even longer waits in security lines take the pleasure out of any trip
21 Sep 2005
Business communications firm BT Conferencing is asking its employees to leave their cars at home on Thursday.
25 Aug 2005
Business travellers spend 67.8 days every year on work trips, more than three times the amount of annual leave taken by the average UK worker, research reveals.
12 Jul 2005
Sending employees to dangerous places is a necessity for some employers. Ross Bentley finds out how HR can reduce the...
8 Jul 2005
Increased mobility is making it difficult for employers to track software use on portable IT equipment.
8 Mar 2005
Mobile and remote workers are playing havoc with IT departments' efforts to secure systems that are vulnerable to viruses or hacking attacks, according to research.
8 Mar 2005
An employee's time abroad is normally when support is provided from the employer. However, coming home means upheaval, which can in turn bring stress. It falls to HR departments to confront the disconcerting effects of repatriation.
26 Jan 2005
Despite the fact that employers want staff to have a more in-depth understanding of their businesses, IT professionals prefer to remain as contractors
22 Dec 2004
Public sector union Unison said Manchester council could have used the £190,000 paid for a social care manager to keep an old people's home open
10 Nov 2004
It appears the Government’s push towards a more flexible working nation is paying off with news that 90 per cent...
14 Sep 2004
Why measurement of performance is key to managing your mobile workers.
While mobile and remote working is increasingly common –...