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New Matching Algorithm to Pair Work Orders with Talent

The New Matching Algorithm Field Nation has launched the first and only matching algorithm that recommends top field service contractors to clients. By leveraging a decade’s worth of data, Field Nation helps clients mitigate risk and gain quick access to quality talent. Based on 10 years of client and provider data, the matching algorithm uses […]

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Field Nation: The Marketplace You Can Trust

Field Nation ensures only the best people use our marketplace. A dedicated team of customer service and support specialists provide round-the-clock support for clients and service providers alike.

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How It Works

See how the Field Nation platform connects service providers with businesses to accomplish great work.

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Find Field Technicians & Manage Work

Finding the right field service technician is challenging, especially if you’re still using LinkedIn or Craigslist to find contract workers. Using a dedicated Field Service Marketplace like Field Nation, however, makes the entire process much quicker.

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Committed to Your Success

Whether we are resolving 93% of all customer service tickets within 2 hours, or stepping in to resolve a difficult dispute, our dedicated customer success teams are available to help.

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Should You Consider Contract Work?

The gig economy is booming. Government economists estimate that more than 40% of Americans will be working outside traditional full-time jobs by 2020. When deciding whether to do gig work, it’s important to consider your personality and workplace preferences. Take our quiz below to start thinking about whether gig work would be a good fit for you.

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Field Nation Year In Review

This year we accomplished some really great things. We grew our Field Nation team, improved our customer service, and expanded our reach. We can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for us!

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Think You Need to Hire a Full-Time Staff to Start a Service Company?

Starting a service company involves a host of important decisions. Luckily, there’s one thing you don’t need to worry about: staffing. With platforms like Field Nation, you can find qualified, on-site, on-demand service providers to meet your needs.

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Field Nation Success Story: Mike Brown

This success story discusses how Mike Brown seized opportunity through his work on Field Nation. Mike started as a service provider until one accident changed the course of his life. Instead of letting the accident put him down, Mike created his own opportunity and began servicing clients through Field Nation. Today, Mike runs a successful service company that operates in every state.

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Do You Need W2, Full-Time Employees to Start a Business?

Do you have a great idea for a new business, but staffing is slowing you down? Whether you are opening a restaurant, an online store, building a service organization, or a construction company. No matter what industry your business is in, you can find creative ways to leverage contingent labor by asking yourself these questions.

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Data-Driven Pricing: Building the Best Proposals

By using Field Nation you are able to create accurate proposals with less project uncertainty leading to better long-term relationships.

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A Tale of Two Platforms

Meet two project managers in a competitive market. One chose Fast Work Inc. and the other chose Field Nation, both had high hopes as they started with work order creation. Watch this video, as there is a turn in the story. Only one project manager will win all of the glory.

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Field Service Technicians: A 2017 Profile

From experience to reliability field service technicians are crucial to the American economy, and these traits are setting them apart from a W2 workforce.

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Don’t Be Horrified by These 5 Contingent Labor Myths

Embracing contingent labor may look like a daunting task, but it offers benefits that can be of great value. Are you ready to start using contingent labor?

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Route or Publish: What Would You Choose?

With Field Nation, you choose exactly who completes your work orders. Either route directly to a service provider, or publish to the Field Nation marketplace where service providers compete for your work.

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Why Field Nation?

From reducing labor costs to changing the way work gets done, learn how clients are improving their operations and growing their business with Field Nation.

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Win More Bids with Field Nation

Make data driven decisions for your business and bid on projects in any location, with Field Nation’s market pricing insights.

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Top 10 Field Service Industries on Field Nation

Curious which Field Service Industries use Field Nation the most? Learn more about the top industries we serve and how your business can expand it’s service offering with Field Nation.

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Why Contract Work is on the Rise

The world of work is rapidly changing as more and more organizations expand into using contract workers. Intuit estimates that 40% of the American workforce will be independent workers by 2020 – including temporary employees and contractors. So, why is the American economy seeing such a sharp increase in contract work?

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3 Reasons Field Service Embraces Contract Labor

This report discusses three major benefits companies experience by switching to an FMS (Freelance Management System) and field service marketplace. First, an increase in productivity; second, the ability to scale geographically and increase service lines; and third, an improved customer experience.

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Stay Informed with Field Nation

Communication is key to the success of every work order on Field Nation. With real-time updates we are making it easier than ever to simply communication between clients and service providers.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Profile

Do you want more work? These simple steps will help you stand out in the marketplace.

We did some research and spoke with top service providers to figure out how you can get more work and retain clients.

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Organizing Your Business Around the Modern Workforce

Many businesses don’t recognize that acquiring skilled contractors to do work can be as selective as finding new customers, especially because businesses should seek workers who will add the most value. Not only should businesses be very intentional about selecting the right contractors, they must maintain positive relationships with their contract workers.

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A Guide to Creating a Great Work Order

Finding great a technician starts with creating a great work order. Learn how to write a work order that will increase SLA compliance and first-time fix rates.

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Increase Efficiency

Although most businesses acknowledge that using a contingent workforce results in cost savings, many don’t recognize that the agility of the contingent workforce results in increased efficiency.

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Stand Out in the Marketplace

Are you a technician on Field Nation looking for ways to stand out in our marketplace? Start by perfecting your profile, leveraging our iOS and Android mobile applications, and exercising professionalism the next time you log in.

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Offer More Services

With a variable workforce, businesses can expand into new types of services by sourcing experienced field technicians on platforms like Field Nation. By servicing multiple industries companies can support new projects and break into new service offerings.

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Hi. We’re Field Nation.

Field Nation is home to developers, problem solvers, number crunchers and everything in-between. Our headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and what truly makes us unique is our employees.

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Expand Your Service Network

See how Field Nation can help you seamlessly expand your service network.

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Meet Your Service Level Agreements

According to a study conducted by the Blumberg Advisory Group, concerns about customer satisfaction are one of the largest concerns in switching to a Variable Workforce. The same study concluded, however, that companies using a Variable Workforce have higher Service Level Agreement (SLA) compliance rates than companies using a traditional workforce.

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Increase Geographic Coverage

According to a 2016 study by the Blumberg Advisory Group, Freelance Management Systems (FMS) allow businesses to scale-up geographically without the constraints of a traditional workforce. The study found that 80% of FMS users report improvements in geographic coverage when compared to using traditional labor.

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3 Tips and Tricks for Leveraging Your Field Service Marketplace

Learn how to take advantage of existing features in the field service marketplace to complete projects more efficiently.

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4 Capabilities You Need to Achieve Total Workforce Management

Field Nation enables businesses, project managers, and field service leaders to easily manage, deploy and measure disparate workforce teams. Utilizing the proven technology of the Field Nation platform, businesses can engage with part- and full-time employees, vendors, and independent contractors.

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Contractors- More Tech Savvy Than You Think

Often, prospective clients’ most significant concern about leveraging a contingent workforce is related to the quality of technicians. Generally, freelance technicians don’t go through a recruiting process as exhaustive as W2 employees.

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Managing the New Contingent Workforce

Improving Key Performance Indicators In A Gig Economy

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Quality Control and Contract Workers

Often, prospective clients’ most significant concern about leveraging a contingent workforce is related to the quality of technicians. Generally, freelance technicians don’t go through a recruiting process as exhaustive as W2 employees.

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Field Service Transformation

The shift from the use of full-time employees to contingent labor has been dramatic – especially within field service operations.

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3 Ways to Save with Field Management Systems

Over the past 15 years, independent contractors have replaces hundreds of thousands of traditional employees saving companies millions. Here’s how real companies use field technicians to boost their business.  

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The 2016 Field Nation Freelancer Study

See how the contingent workforce is changing the business world.

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Expand Your Service Network

Field Nation helps to get work done in nearly every facet of the IT landscape- from telecom to ATM repair. Our competitive rates, high success rate, and free data reporting tools allow you to be successful in almost any type of onsite technical project.

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State of the Contingent Workforce 2015-2016

Improving Key Performance Indicators In A Gig Economy

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The New Face of the American Workforce: The Disruption

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is changing the tides of America’s workforce and many employees are electing to freelance in the absence of these benefits.

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Research Report: The Rise of the Blended Workforce

New research reveals that 40% of the labor force in top performing firms are contractors.

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Scalable Success

Most field services firms are quite familiar with the diverse challenges associated with scalability. How can field services organizations ensure they have broad geographic coverage and still maintain quality control and mitigate overhead expenses?

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The Decline of Healthcare Benefits & the Rise of the Blended Workforce

A new national study by Field Nation and Future Workplace of 600 HR decision-makers and 959 freelancers looks at the impacts of the American Affordable Care Act and the rise of the blended workforce.  

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Executing on the Future

Why the Chief Information Officer Must Care About the Sharing Economy & Freelance Boom

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2016 Top Skills, Certifications & Trainings for Field Service Technicians

As freelancing goes mainstream, the retail, telecommunications and hospitality industries are looking for talent and expertise that stands out. Here are the most in-demand skills, certifications and training partners of 2016.  

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The Field Nation iOS App- An App for Today’s Mobile Workforce

Field Nation’s mobile app for iOS devices gives businesses and freelancers the ability to conduct and complete their work on-site and on-the-go. Members of the contingent workforce can connect with new and existing clients, stay engaged with ongoing projects, and find new work opportunities right from their phone. See how this new app is powering today’s mobile workforce to get great work done anytime and anywhere.

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Visibility, Accountability & Control

Why the Chief Procurement Officer Needs to Care About the Freelance Boom

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New Face Of The American Workforce

The world of work is changing. There has been a shift away from traditional, full-time employees, and towards an independent marketplace

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5 Emerging Trends in Contingent Labor

It’s no secret that technology improves workforce productivity- and this trend isn’t going away anytime soon.

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Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?

As the world becomes more mobile-centric, this continuing trends shows that mobile devices aren’t secondary – they are central to how people shop and navigate the web. See how mobile is part of the future and that creating the right infrastructure is part of supporting that future.  

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Freelancing is the Future

The traditional 9-5 job model is quickly becoming a way of the past for professionals who feel more empowered to manage their careers on their own terms. As thousands of Americans enter the freelance workforce each year, we take a look at this growing segment for a better idea of the people leading this shift.

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How FMS is Disrupting MSP

With an expected global IT spend of over $3.8 trillion in 2015, organizational leaders are turning to Freelancer Management Systems (FMS) to allocate budgets, prioritize objectives and staff important projects. We look at how FMS is disrupting the traditional Managed Services Provider (MSP) model and why organizations are adopting this new technology. 

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Uncrowding The Crowd

We expose the importance of “uncrowding the crowd” when engaging a freelance and contract workforce.

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Meet Field Nation, Meet Mynul Khan

Field Nation started in 2008 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mynul Khan is the Founder and CEO of Field Nation; the leading online work marketplace for connecting people to get work done.

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Full-Time To Freelance

The shift is happening from traditional full time employment to a freelancing lifestyle. 60 Million individuals will engage in contract work by the year 2020. Freelancing is growing across many industries every year and the overwhelming majority of freelancers see themselves as entrepreneurs and small business owners who are committed to your success. See why […]

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Elastic Expertise

Highly distributed enterprises have mastered the ability to deliver their unique products, services, and value to customers spread across zip codes, time zones, and oceans. With the success of wide reach comes the need for deep expertise anywhere your work takes you.

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