Category: Productivity

7 steps to brilliant job and staff scheduling

Effective job scheduling is one of the most important but least understood disciplines of business management. Assigning the correct employee to the right job at the right time is crucial for business success, especially for companies with a mobile workforce. So why don’t some managers give it more of their attention? Sometimes it’s because they […]

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9 ways to squeeze more profit out of every business day

It’s the Holy Grail of business: increasing the number of profitable hours in a day. Short of asking staff to do more overtime or take shorter breaks, how do owners and managers coax more revenue-raising activities out of every employee and every subcontractor on every shift? And how do they become more effective at making […]

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Big Brother is not watching: selling mobile job management software to staff

Technology allows managers and business owners to track their mobile employees’ every move. Not only can office staff use the GPS on mobile workers’ own smartphones to see where they are at all times, they can see how long they are at each job and how many tasks they are able to do each day. […]

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7 surefire benefits of mobile job management software

Franc Rebernik and his company, Knightguard, had a compelling reason to adopt the latest in field service management software. The large Australian security firm wanted to win the tender for a big NSW Department of Education contract. While the use of mobile job management software wasn’t mandatory to win the tender, the prospective client made […]

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3 things successful mobile service businesses do well

The major issues facing service businesses with a predominantly mobile workforce are universal. They tend to be all about controlling costs and effectively managing job schedules and staff. A recent US survey of 100 small- and medium-sized business managers showed that the biggest challenges when managing a mobile service workforce were keeping operational costs in […]

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12 apps to make life as a mobile tradie easier

You can get a mobile app for anything these days … usually for things you never thought were needed. But if you’re a tradie who spends a lot of time on the road, there are certain certain buttons on your mobile device that could become invaluable, allowing you to be more effective and more productive. […]

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New year, fresh start

By Peter Gearin Jude Manuel knows all about creating successful businesses. The GeoOp chief operating officer has worked in a diverse range of industries over two decades, and was a former general manager of Lee Hecht Harrison and Seek in New Zealand. Her background is in driving business transformation and managing high-performing teams. “Creating a […]

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GeoOp joins forces with MyCloudCure in United States and Canada

Mobile workforce management software company GeoOp (NZX:GEO) has selected IT solutions company MyCloudCure as its implementation partner in the United States and Canada as it continues to grow its business in North America.   MyCloudCure is a digital “one-stop shop” specialising in outsourced IT solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. The partnership means that MyCloudCure […]

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How to avoid business death by paperwork

By Peter Gearin Administration. Even the word sounds like hard, boring, detailed work. Just the thought of having to do it provides one of the biggest downsides of running a business or managing staff, suppliers and customers. Then there’s having to deal with your friends at the tax office. Absolutely no-one goes into business because […]

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