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.
Behind the Curtain of Field Nation’s Mobile App Improvements
For businesses, For technicians, Field Insider, Industry Trends
Dedicated to continuous improvement, Field Nation's mobile app experience team has been hard at work on updates that include engineering, UX, product, speed, and security improvements. Read about these product highlights from the people who made it possible.
Evaluating labor marketplaces in an outsourced landscape
For businesses, Growth, Quality, Coverage
Are you looking to outsource your field-service labor? With subcontractors and other labor options at your disposal, it's important to know how to evaluate a marketplace and weigh it against the alternatives you're considering. To make your decision easier, here are eight key criteria to consider.
For businesses, For technicians, Stories from the Field
Bobby joined Field Nation as a contract technician in 2010 and has enjoyed the flexibility and variety of work opportunities ever since. “I like the freedom to build my own schedule on Field Nation. I can work above and beyond my normal shift to enhance my family’s life.”
Automated Retail: Smart Vending Explodes, Creating a Surge in New Service Opportunities
For businesses, Industry Trends, Retail
Installations of new smart vending machines and smart vending replacements are booming. And many other machines are being retrofitted to add smart capabilities. All these factors translate into new service opportunities.
Structured Cabling, Fiber Cabling, Low-Voltage Cabling, For technicians
Which cabling skills are in the highest demand? Field Nation’s data gives independent technicians a window into which skills will most likely help your business or career gain traction in the marketplace.
More high-quality IT field service professionals opt for contract work
For businesses, For technicians, Field Intel, Industry Trends
As more work becomes available, skilled contractors discover new work options and projects that fit their skills. These opportunities foster a more profound sense of career opportunity and afford contractors better lifestyle choices.
Addressing the labor shortage with on-demand labor
Service organizations that rely on skilled technicians are feeling the effects of the current labor crunch in uniquely painful ways. Getting to the roots of this technician shortage is a necessary first step in formulating a solution that can set service organizations up for lasting success in a changing labor landscape.
Meeting increased demand for skilled labor is a formidable challenge
For businesses, For technicians, Field Intel
To attract skilled talent, businesses are reconsidering traditional workforce models that rely on permanent full-time employees. They’re finding that a blended workforce, including seasonal, temporary, and part-time workers, along with contractors and freelancers, can expand their reach and agility.
Digitization in retail continues to show its strength
Networking, Point-of-Sale, For businesses, Field Intel, Industry Trends
The past year and a half of post-COVID recovery has made one field service übertrend absolutely clear: The digitization of the customer experience, once a nice-to-have feather in the cap of ambitious retailers, has become a do-or-die necessity.