In the United States small business owners employ roughly 11 million workers in just 4 industries: janitorial, security guard, home health and construction. Most of these employees work off-site. Still other businesses that employ remote workers include landscaping, painting, swimming pool, greenhouse, staffing, transportation/delivery and many more. While we love and appreciate the workers who make up the backbone of our economy, we empathize greatly with the struggles that small business owners face who must supervise a remote workforce.
Relying on handwritten time cards for employee hours; paying employees when they aren’t on the jobsite; controlling overtime; staying on budget with monthly job contracts and preventing no-shows so that all jobs are covered are just a few of the issues and concerns that small business owners must overcome to remain viable in a tough economy. We care about small business owners and want to offer practical and strategic ways that our telephone and app-based timekeeping system can help contribute to their long-term success.
To this end, we will begin a new blog series entitled “Managing Remote Employees” that will offer smart solutions to many of these small business struggles. Please check back with us soon, or even better, become an email subscriber to this blog or follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date.