The state of independent contracting in IT field services
To understand the landscape of independent contracting in field services, Field Nation surveyed over 800 field service technicians. Download our research study to see how contract work has evolved and why it’s preferred.
For businesses, For technicians, Field Intel, Industry Trends
Our EVP of Strategy, Wael Mohammed, recently went live on LinkedIn to talk about the current state of the field services market, address possible economic scenarios in the coming year, and answer viewer questions. Watch his live stream and get the insight you need to plan for a successful 2023.
Field Insider: Gaining interest in your work order
For businesses, Field Insider
There are many ways to strengthen your standing on the Field Nation platform and attract the technicians you need during peak season and throughout the year. Here are four practical tips for maximizing interest in your published work orders on the platform.
Reliance on traditional labor models has left field service leaders in a precarious position when considering cost versus quality. Luckily, there is another option to add to their toolbelt: on-demand labor.
Quiet quitting in field services: Why you need to reconsider the type of work you’re assigning to your most valuable employees
You may have read about the newest buzzword in the post-pandemic world of talent: Quiet Quitting. Learn how this phenomenon has unique relevance to field service delivery, and how on-demand labor can mitigate the risk of losing your best people.
Three IoT trends that will shape retail technology in 2023
Networking, For businesses, Field Intel, Industry Trends
IoT (short for "Internet of Things") technology connects everyday objects and produces invaluable data about how we interact with household appliances, industrial tools, consumer interfaces, and more. Learn more about the three biggest trends in IoT.
"Working through Field Nation helps me stay up-to-date on the latest technology. It gives me field experience with new tech, which I can bring back to the classroom and help my students get the full picture in terms of the skills they’ll need to be successful"
Misclassification and regulatory changes on the state level (and what they mean for service companies)
Like California, some states have begun restricting the classification of "independent contractor" to those individuals able to meet all three requirements of an “ABC” test. Learn more about this test, the states passing new legislation, and what your service company can do to avoid misclassification.
A firsthand perspective of the field service contract workforce: An interview with Tamika Fields
For businesses, For technicians, Stories from the Field
Recently, Tamika Fields (an independent IT technician who contracts work through the Field Nation platform) sat down with Sarah Nicastro on her "Future of Field Service" podcast to discuss being independent, what could make W2 roles more appealing to talent, and how companies can make their relationships with contract workers most effective to ensure positive customer experience.
On-demand, For businesses, Field Intel, Industry Trends
Whether your business is trying to scale or cut back on costs, there is a path forward, and it’s one savvy service leaders have leveraged to slash labor costs, boost efficiency, and protect profitability.
How (and why) field service leaders should leverage on-demand labor
For businesses, Cost, Growth, Quality, Coverage, Retail
Current market conditions put field service leaders in a bind. They need to watch costs with unprecedented care to keep their margins from disappearing. At the same time, they need to provide a quality service experience to stay competitive. By leveraging trusted on-demand technicians, field service companies can reduce costs, expand their coverage, and ensure the quality of service that keeps their clients coming back with new work.