Coordinate Field Employees: Field managers typically oversee an entire regional area and are responsible for implicates field employees to cover all clients in a particular area. They schedule routes, assign clients to specific field employees, and arrange employee-client meetings.
Hire and Train Employees in the Field: It’s up to field managers to hire new employees and ensure that they’re properly trained before allowing them to work in the field. Field managers interview job candidates, arrange for new hire participation in an in-house and vendor training programs. They travel with new field employees to make sure they have a full understanding of their responsibilities.
Evaluate Employee Performance: Field managers perform regular performance evaluations of all field employees. They generate reports addressing any issues and highlighting the strengths and weakness of each member of the field team. Field managers create plans to help field employees improve, track employee progress to meet the goals of these plans, and submit performance reports to HR personnel and senior managers.
Manage Fleet Vehicles: In most cases, a field team uses company vehicles when visiting client sites. It falls to field managers to make sure that all vehicles are properly maintained. They create vehicle maintenance and repair reports, schedule service on fleet vehicles, and develop a budget for fleet vehicle care.