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People management is one of the lesser known uses for SMS messaging. Most people are well aware of how texting can be used to market goods, services and events. Most of us receive SMS alerts reminding us to renew our insurance, turn up to the surgery or be on time for the theatre. But people management and SMS – what’s the connection?

Well plenty actually. Many cleaning companies send job details to cleaners to manage their schedules. Schools use SMS to search for supply teachers. Housing associations issue job tickets to their maintenance staff by text.

So especially where people are out and about the best way of issuing instructions or notifying changes of schedule is through SMS messaging.

This section of our blog contains examples of how you can improve your organisation and service whilst reducing stress and wasted time.

If you need help in devising a solution to your people management challenges just get in touch and talk things over with one of our friendly experts.

New mothers face many challenges in the days and weeks following the birth of their child. Any parent will know most of them well with lack of sleep being a primary one. But many women are also at risk for other conditions that could be prevented by regular monitoring - enter SMS.


I came across an interesting article regarding the A2P market. It’s entitled “Growing Employment Rate to Benefit BFSI A2P SMS Market in Switzerland.” The contents summarise a new report from Transparency Market Research about the A2P market in Switzerland, specifically how it relates to BFSI or Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI). You might be thinking that sounds boring rather than interesting, but what drew my attention was the relationship of employment to A2P SMS messaging.


In this blog I also share a story from a previous job where timekeeping was critical to the success of the company and how SMS could have helped. For any business needing to keep track of employee time and payroll, SMS is a perfect fit. This simple form of communication is so versatile, it can be used for just about anything.