Jeff Porter

  • Technological advances are changing the way we live and work. The arrival of the Internet of Things is one example of how technology has changed our lives in recent years. For example, devices such as the Amazon Echo serve as personal assistants to help us simplify our personal lives – doing things like helping us…

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  • Reimbursing your mobile workforce correctly is of utmost importance. If done incorrectly, your company can expose itself to risk of a potential class-action lawsuit (which in some cases has cost businesses upwards of seven figures). Reimbursing mobile employees who drive 5,000 or more miles per year can be a complex and often stressful process. When…

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  • More and more people are beginning to drive for work; in fact, by 2020, an overwhelming majority of the U.S. workforce will be comprised of mobile employees. Many of these employees will work in the food and beverage industry, primarily supplying, selling and delivering products all across the country. As one might guess, the job…

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  • Giving your workers access to company-owned vehicles, also known as “fleets,” can greatly benefit both employers and employees. If those fleets are not administered correctly, though, the potential benefits can quickly turn into burdens. Personal mileage reporting is a common area of confusion, particularly with so many workers now performing their duties off-site as part…

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  • The drive to and from work can be a grind at times…endless traffic jams, road congestion or the sheer ennui of making the same journey day in and day out is enough to make the nerves jingle-jangle. We know that calming music eases anxiety, and at the same increases concentration, by lowering blood pressure, slowing down the heart rate, and reducing stress. I

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  • It’s no secret. Music is ubiquitous. Just take a glance around – no matter where you go (whether it be a subway station, to city sidewalks, to employees in their desks or cars), the majority of society, chances are, has a pair of headphones on and is listening to music or some version of it.

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  • Life as a mobile employee undoubtedly requires lots of focus, energy, attention to detail, and patience. Whether you’re a sales rep for a large pharmaceutical company or you’re stocking shelves from one grocery store to the next, certain every day challenges are sure to surface and stifle your ability to conquer. The reality is, we now live in a society that is dictated by technology. There seems to be an app for everything nowadays, allowing for all of us to navigate through life with more at our fingertips. In a world where the workforce is becoming exponentially more mobile, employees are blessed with opportunities to stay more organized, resourceful and (perhaps most paramount), increasingly more productive in the field. Without further ado, here are five really cool applications that are absolutely essential to the mobile employee’s success.

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