As a CEO, I’m often amazed at the amount of information that’s presented to me daily: My phone rings. Emails rush through my inbox. Meetings are scheduled. At times, it’s hard to keep up, but it’s nothing compared to the overwhelming demands often faced by my employees.read more
Transitioning from relaxed summer days to the longer, weather-prone days of fall can be challenging for an unprepared workforce. For many industries, the changing leaves and cool air marks the beginning of peak season for profit. From a business perspective, this calls for increased hiring, longer hours, and increased customer activity. But the most notable change is directly related to the much shorter length of day. According to a study located in the National Center for Biotechnology Information the length of day has proven biological effects on energy levels. The combination of seasonal fatigue and increased holiday demand presents a higher risk of workplace injuries.read more
OSHA has recently updated the Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs it first released 30 years ago, to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues. The new Recommended Practices have been well received by a wide variety of stakeholders and are designed to be used in a wide variety of small and medium-sized business settings. The Recommended Practices present a step-by-step approach to implementing a safety and health program, built around seven core elements that make up a successful program.read more
When it comes to social media safety, users are often unaware of the ramifications of their online posts. Many don’t realize they may be putting their personal data — and, by extension, their company’s data — at risk. While you may not be dealing directly with your customers, you’re only one step away from your clients on some social channels, and many organizations have spent a lot of time, money and effort to create brand loyalty through those channels.read more
“With the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate in the books, mobile devices in vehicle cabs are now commonplace,” explained Gina Daniel-Lee, VP Strategic Alliances and Partnerships at Stratix Corp. “These phones and rugged tablets can help fleets distinguish themselves from the pack by leveraging telematics technology that takes a big bite out of waste and boosts profit margins every day.read more
Technology has caused significant disruption in people management and employee experience a whole. The post covers a few of the most awe-inspiring ones
As human beings, each of us is uniquely different. This makes people management one of the most complex functions in the world. In a professional context, human dimensions like gender, education, geography, age groups, and skill sets add further intrication. While organizations attempt to manually tackle people management with a handful of HRs, they end up further knotting up this already entwined process.