Mobile Workers

  • #CES2018 – the world’s largest electronics tradeshow, wrapped up a couple weeks ago and what an exciting time it was. The display of cutting-edge technology, electronic gadgets, and innovative companies was impressive. I could’ve sworn I was at an NFL Playoff game with the number of people concentrated in one area. Despite the lines being…

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  • The holiday season brings a number of unique driving risks. During this time of year, there can be difficult weather conditions, limited daylight, and drivers in unfamiliar areas. Here are six ways you can drive safely and smartly this holiday season. 1. Plan Ahead Before you start your trip, make sure your vehicle is in…

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  • Today’s working world is almost entirely mobile. In fact, it’s expected that by the year 2020, 75 percent of the U.S. workforce will be full-fledged mobile workers. Part of the allure of being a mobile worker is having the freedom to be productive outside of what’s considered the traditional office space – and today’s technology…

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  • An easy answer to that question would be to say that “like snowflakes, no two reimbursements are created exactly alike.” However, that wouldn’t answer the question, nor would it consider the various factors that contribute to a modern, fair and accurate reimbursement figure for each individual mobile employee. So, with that in mind, let’s jump…

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  • Earlier this month we hosted Finance and HR leaders in Boston for a kick-off to summer at the InterContinental Hotel. We enjoyed cocktails, appetizers and views of the Boston Waterfront on what turned out to be a beautiful summer night. Thanks to everyone who joined the Motus team for this first installment in our summer…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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