Managers

  • Employee integrity within the workforce is something desired by all, but sometimes it is inevitably unattainable. As it turns out, one of the most common examples of employee theft happens to be mileage fraud. In fact, mileage fraud occurs even more frequently than employees over reporting tips, inflating the cost of items beyond their true…

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  • The standard mileage rate for 2017 was recently announced by the IRS, advising taxpayers of the optional cents per mile reimbursement rate for the year. It’s important for businesses with mobile employees to be aware of this announcement. The 2017 standard mileage rate provides a benchmark for mobile workers to calculate their reimbursement for their…

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  • Mobile technology has reached a tipping point in business, and for good reason. Not only has mobile adoption reached a critical mass among employees, but many businesses are finding that those employees are willing – and in some cases even eager – to leverage their own devices for business applications. While companies originally feared mobile would be more of a distraction than a benefit, they are today finding the opposite to be true.

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  • In 2016, we are surrounded by technology that is constantly updating to meet our needs. Now more than ever, there are mobile applications that make our lives infinitely easier. Why wait for a taxi when you can simply request a personal vehicle at a reasonable fare? Why worry about paying friends back when you can immediately send payments via phone? For those in the mobile workforce industry, why waste time and risk accuracy with a manual mileage log?

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  • What does it mean to be part of the mobile workforce? For photojournalist Noel Montenegro, it’s about leveraging technology to do his best work on the go, every day. “Journalism has always been mobile,” Montenegro says. “Now that technology has caught up, it hasn’t just made it easier—it has made it faster!”

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  • As you may have seen, there was recently a major gas leak which forced the closure of a crucial pipeline that brings gasoline to the Eastern United States. As CNN reports: “…a section of the Colonial Pipeline, which runs from Houston to New York, has been closed since Sept. 9 after a spill of roughly…

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  • The year was 1994. 60 Minutes, Home Improvement, and Seinfeld ruled primetime TV. Parents were lining up to buy Mighty Morphin Power Rangers toys for their kids. And in Nashua, New Hampshire, a group of “young cyberspace entrepreneurs” launched a retail revolution when they generated the Internet’s first-ever secure transaction by selling a CD by Sting.

    Fast forward twenty years. Not only is e-commerce well established, but it is a key driver in broader processes of cultural transformation that some have compared to the introduction of the printing press.

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  • There’s no question that maintaining work-life balance is an important part of cutting stress and keeping your workforce healthy and happy. A recent study by the American Psychological Association found that a whopping 60 percent of Americans report work as a major cause of stress – and even more alarming – that stress is proving to have serious health effects. Workers with high job demands are 50 percent more likely to be diagnosed with a medical condition than those without this stressor.

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  • Even if you haven’t seen the film Office Space, you have likely lived it. The cult-classic stars Ron Livingston as Peter Gibbons, an office worker caught in an existential crisis. His work is unfulfilling, his office culture is non-existent, his workspace is little more than a prison cell. We’ve all been there at one time…

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  • Today’s mobile employees not only have a lot of distance to cover, but they also have a lot to get done when they’re not driving. With 96.2 million mobile workers – and growing – making up 60% of our workforce, it’s time for businesses to start thinking about how to help their mobile workforce succeed….

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