Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Managing Mobile Workers: 10 Fast Facts

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 04-19-2011

45 percent

45 percent of the average workforce is mobile, according to the Runzheimer survey respondents.

45 percent

Top job categories for mobile employees (percent respondents)Business development/sales (20 percent)

Field service/on-site service (18 percent)Executives (4 percent)Training/education (3 percent)

Top job categories for mobile employees (percent respondents)Business development/sales (20 percent)

Traveling Workers

$10,292 was the average direct-spend per traveler for respondents in 2010, up from $9,751 in 2009.

Traveling Workers

Mobile workers

$7,350 is what respondents spent per employee on mobility investments in 2010 - regardless of whether employees "go mobile" or not - a figure that held steady from 2009.

Mobile workers

72 percent

72 percent of respondents say their companies are effectively managing mobile-workforce programs.

72 percent

57 percent

57 percent of respondents, however, admit that they have not used - or are unsure if they have used - a formal process to track and benchmark the effectiveness of mobility over time.

57 percent

46 percent

46 percent of respondents say the management, supervision and productivity of employees are their biggest concerns when it comes to mobility oversight.

46 percent

Other top concerns (percent respondents):

Measurement of success (20 percent)Rising costs (10 percent)Employee satisfaction (9 percent)

Other top concerns (percent respondents):

26 percent

26 percent of respondents say employee satisfaction is the biggest benefit of a mobile workplace culture.

26 percent

Other top benefits (percent respondents):

Competitive advantage (25 percent)Cost savings (22 percent)Corporate agility (16 percent)

Other top benefits (percent respondents):