Mobile apps can go beyond your employees to your contractors, temps and suppliers.
Businesses are increasingly turning towards mobile apps to handle their core business processes, day-to-day tasks, and related reporting and analytics. And employees are finding themselves being encouraged to use their own devices (BYOD with their employer’s apps) or with corporate mobile devices. So, mobile is here to stay, becoming more pervasive and ultimately critical to enterprise business processes, right?
Not so fast.
What about the contractors, temp workers or even volunteers who execute a majority of the tasks in several industries? Their engagements range from long-term contracts to daily work to emergency / damage assessment. Yet, this entire category of workers is left out of this mobile movement.
Why don’t these third party workers get access to mobile apps? The reasons are varied – from reluctance to impose additional costs or standards on contractors or temp workers to security concerns when onboarding a third party. (E.g. “how do we provide the worker with the information that they need without giving them access to the entire system?”)
What’s more, temporary workers are exactly that: temporary. While you have a team working with you today, they may have finished their services by tomorrow. Managing employees in the field has always been a challenge, especially for small businesses offering delivery or in-home services.
The very nature of using third parties is that there is no permanence and this leads to a lot of additional overhead – adding, managing and deleting external users, for example. Along with added expenses and time, the action happening in the field relies on your back office to manage it in conjunction with current needs and other projects. In short, this adds more tasks to your list and can delay processes significantly while you wait for the back office to "take care of things.”
This is especially a challenge when you deal with industries like utilities, transportation, or construction where a lot of the workers actually doing the work are third parties – whether businesses or individuals.
The mindset of ‘be everywhere your employees are’ raises classic Big Brother issues in the workplace. So, how do you keep your temp staff on track without looking over their shoulder throughout the entire work day?
Fortunately, all of this can be solved with the right kind of app! An app that works for all your workers – whether your own employees or third parties. Your business and employees (your own, temp or contract) will be able to benefit from new technology that can address these challenges. Apps that have built in security, are delivered from the cloud and enable easy user management (add, delete or modify) from the field. Additionally, they can also be deployed on a BYOD basis – that’s no additional cost to the third parties. Don’t sacrifice your business’ efficiencies just because you hire third parties often! With Connixt apps, your processes are handled and automated, whether they involve your own employees or third parties. Adding, managing, and deleting users
Don’t sacrifice your business’ efficiencies just because you hire third parties often! With Connixt apps, your processes are handled and automated, whether they involve your own employees or third parties. Adding, managing, and deleting users is easy because it can be done in the field with ease, so your business gets on track – fast! Contact us today to get started!