As a manager, you know mobile time tracking works for you and your employees. But what about contract workers?
Today, more than 1 in 5 Americans engages in contract work, whether it’s freelance, on-call, temp or part-time. That can be great for businesses, since many contract arrangements are cost-effective, efficient, and allow you to bring on specialized talent to handle specific projects or tasks.
But can you use the same mobile time tracking system for contract workers that you use for full-time employees? And which industries is mobile time tracking good for? Here’s what you need to know.
Why mobile time tracking works for contract workers
Efficient communication is crucial for any business relationship, but especially for contract workers. Whether they’re coming on board for a busy period or working part time in an ongoing capacity, they need flexibility, transparency and efficiency. You need to be able to see when and how they’re working so you know they’re helping you meet your goals.
Time Tracker makes both easy. You get all the benefits of mobile time tracking that you do with your full-time employees. Contract workers get a simple, clear-cut way to track real-time work hours and submit them to payroll.
With any mobile device and an internet connection, contract workers can:
- Clock in and out.
- Take breaks without worrying they’ll appear unresponsive.
- See how many hours they’ve clocked for a specific period.
- View upcoming schedules and suggest changes.
- Ensure they’re being paid in a timely manner.
That peace of mind puts everyone on the same page and fosters productivity.
Why mobile time tracking works for managers
One big benefit of contract workers is that they help you get the job done without the hassle and costs associated with full-time benefits such as health insurance and paid time off. But you still need to be able to prove they’re helping your bottom line.
Mobile time tracking with Time Tracker allows you to show:
- How much revenue an employee is bringing in versus how much they’re costing (realization reports)
- Whether you’re charging enough and preventing scope creep (profitability reports)
- If you’re paying too much in an hourly capacity when you should be hiring someone full-time (labor cost report)
Having all of those metrics ready simplifies and streamlines your job — and any requests you need to make to senior management with regard to staffing, budgets, etc.
Industries where mobile time tracking helps contract workers
In reality, the possibilities are endless when it comes to mobile time tracking and contract workers. But here at eBillity, we have extensive expertise in using mobile time tracking in all of the following industries:
- Education and training
- Information technology (IT)
- Professional services
- Small business
- Transportation (logistics, trucking)
Other jobs and industries where mobile time tracking proves successful include appraisers, landscapers, installation professionals, media, marketing, public relations, and sales.
Ready to learn how mobile time tracking can help you manage your contract workforce?
Start your free, 14-day trial of Time Tracker today.