A contracted tradesperson or high-risk professional can easily get overwhelmed during busy work periods. Understandably, no contractor wants to say no to a job when clients and customers are knocking on their door, as they may fall into a quiet period in the future.
During these busy periods, it is essential that strict scheduling and effective project planning are initiated to ensure consistency of work quality and customer service performance.
As well as maintaining schedules and ensuring staff performance, there are many other aspects of your business you must keep on top of when your workload is maxed out, including:
- Accurate quoting
- Staff payments
- Equipment management
- Stock control
- and more
It can be enough to make your head spin and peak your and your staff’s stress levels. However, in this technological age, many apps and business management software programs are available to help you automate and control many of these business processes and tasks.
However, many of these apps and programs fail to work symbiotically, complicating things further rather than simplifying them.
If only there were a job management and equipment management software program that could automate and streamline business for trade and high-risk contractors all in one place. Well, now there is, and we have called it JGID, short for just get it done. Read on to learn more.
JGID: The best Scheduling app available for contractors
JGID provides some of the best scheduling apps and job management programs available to contractors in one program, providing a helicopter view of all projects and jobs, allowing you to power through busy periods and gain vital data for effective business development when things are quiet.
As well as containing the best scheduling app, JGID also provides a complete range of other systems to streamline and automate your business, including:
- Remote clients approvals
- GPS-stamped staff management
- RFID equipment management
- Accurate stock tracking
- Inventory and stocktakes
- scheduled safety and maintenance notifications
- Automated job notifications
- Recurring job information
- Remote and online payments
- and much more
Never before has there been a job management software system that can be easily customised for a trade or high-risk contractor’s work scheduling and business management requirements.
Unfortunately, JGID can’t do everything. Below are some tips for contractors to keep on top of their workload in busy periods, all of which can be assisted, streamlined and automated using JGID.
Things that ensure your jobs and projects stay on track
While most jobs go smoothly, others can throw a range of challenges your way that causes significant disruptions. However, you can find order in chaos.
Be clear and structured on tasks
Whether performing a straightforward task, like rope access window cleaning or undertaking a large-scale project, like a height safety audit, it is important to implement a solid plan and execute all steps and stages as smoothly as possible.
Having clear milestones
These are points of each project that signal successful progress.
Keep all your project and task requirements broken down into easy-to-view categories.
Dependencies are tasks that require other tasks to be completed or approved before a project can move forward.
Set clear project phases
No matter the size or type of job, there are always phases in which sections of a project are completed.
Know your projects progress stages
The phases of a project often occur in different stages, so it helps to have these stages mapped out.
Identify your projects gates
Gates are pathways and processes your project must pass through to complete each phase successfully, identify these gates in advance.
Ensure you have enough resources to meet customer demand
While it is understandable in the current financial climate that business owners and independent contractors wish to reduce costs, one area you should avoid making cuts is adequate staffing.
Nothing is more destructive to your business’s reputation and development than offering services you cannot deliver.
Don’t be forced into making promises you can’t keep
While you can use your experience and skills to be well-planned and confident, ensure you leave enough space in your planning for potential trip hazards.
Refrain from allowing client or customer preferences to override your professional knowledge. Instead, politely remind them that you have been hired for the job based on your skill set and reputation and that the job takes as long as quoted for a reason.
JGID: Job management software that lets you control your business front to back
If you are ready to take your contractor business scheduling and development to the next level, try JGID. Our job management software designers have developed JGID in collaboration with high-risk industries and trades, such as:
- Rope access technicians
- Confined space workers
- Height safety specialists
- Refrigeration and air conditioning tradespeople
- Earth workers
- Emergency safety professionals
- and much more
We wanted to provide the best scheduling app in an all-in-one job management software program that could be fully tailored to the unique requirements of trades and high-risk contractors—and that is just what we have done.