What You Need To Consider When Taking A Regional Role by #NewToHR

What You Need To Consider When Taking A Regional Role

If you work in a role that requires you to travel between multiple locations, your workday can be quite varied. Every new town or city helps keep your life that little bit more interesting than if you just spent all of your time sitting in the same office looking at the same four walls. You will get to meet lots of different people, and you will no doubt get some challenges in your job that keep you on your toes. 

But jobs that require you to travel such as regional manager roles can be quite stressful, and there is a whole range of different things that you need to consider.

Very often the travel involved in the job can bleed over into your personal life and have a negative effect.

You will need to think about how you get to wherever you need to be, and the job can often become exhausting. 

Here are a few tips for managing your life when you are in a regional role covering a wide area. 

Keep Your Vehicle Maintained Well

If you need to get from A to B and C, D, E, and even F, you will need a reliable vehicle to get you around.

Whether you own the car yourself, or it is a company vehicle, you should ensure it is well maintained. You will be putting a lot more miles on the clock than if you were just working in one place. It may not be unheard of to cover a couple of thousand miles in a week in this type of role. 

Visit a site like for some high-performance oils and antifreeze and check your vehicle every week to make sure your levels are right.

Check your tyre pressure weekly, and always keep an eye on the tread of your tyre to ensure it is safe and legal to drive.

The last thing that you will want is to break down, or worse still, be involved in a crash.

Make Sure You Get Enough Rest

It can be very easy to end up pushing yourself hard in this type of role. There is often a great deal of stress and responsibility that comes with working across a wide area and over a number of sites. Make sure that you are not overworking yourself.

Remember that your travel time should be included in your day.

If you are working eight to ten hours and then traveling at least two hours each way on top of that, you are going to burn out very quickly and eventually, you will be of no use to anyone. 

Make sure you aim to keep to a schedule that allows you to have some downtime in the evening with a full eight hours of sleep. Don’t put yourself at risk by driving when you are tired. Take breaks as often as you can. When you get home from work, make sure that you are not carrying on working. Switch your email notifications off and leave your work out of your home life. 

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