Managing hundreds or even thousands of remote employees is complex and one of the most challenging tasks merchandising managers have is trying to schedule the right people for the right projects.

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Here are 3 ways MSO’s are overcoming obstacles and optimizing scheduling.

1) Schedule based on skills and experience

Have a job that requires an experienced rep? A project that needs someone with a certain skill? An assignment that requires an employee to have a specific certification?

The best merchandisers use innovative software to offer these jobs to only those reps with the desired skills/experience/certifications.

2) Schedule all projects for a single location in minutes

Many merchandisers are completing work on behalf of multiple clients in a single location. Workforce management software makes scheduling all of these visits a quick and easy process.

3) Verify Time and Attendance with pinpoint accuracy

With GPS check-in, managers can be confident that their reps are in the right place, at the right time. Having the visibility into what is going on in the field allows merchandisers to adjust and schedule a different, yet qualified field rep.

Optimizing scheduling is easy when the technology does it for you. Sign up for a demo to see how your business can take the guesswork out of scheduling.

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Shannon King is a Marketing Manager at Natural Insight. She's an avid Washington, D.C. sports fan and traveler/adventurer. Say hi on Twitter @shannonking456