In conducting research at my company, which offers workflow management and process software, we found that many business owners and managers say they don’t have time to create automated processes and, even worse, aren’t taking steps to fix the problem.
From exoskeletons to virtual reality, the workplace is entering the wearable era. For businesses in a range of industries, wearable technology that helps workers with physical tasks is coming — and just in time for an aging workforce: By 2026, more than 37 percent of Americans between 65 and 69 will be actively employed, compared with 22 percent in 1996, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In the last few years, ongoing employee training programs have shifted from nice-to-have to a must-have for large enterprises. Employee engagement and corporate culture have become increasingly important in the business world. Exactly 61% of top jobseekers value a positive business environment with opportunities for career growth more than a high salary.
Employers that knowingly fail to comply with OSHA standards will see a near 2% increase in monetary penalties. On January 15, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) raised its civil penalties (85 Fed. Reg. 2,292) by approximately 1.8%. The final rule implements annual inflation adjustments of civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by OSHA and other agencies within the Department of Labor (DOL) in 2020, as required by the Inflation Adjustment Act (Pub. L. 114-74).
The quest for workplace efficiency has always been a hot topic across cultures and times. With the rapid growth of technology, the solution has significantly shifted in recent years. While there are many angles to approach this from, trying a mix of emerging tools and organizational behavior practices should be considered.
One-in-four operators still missing out on telematics efficiency gains, finds research. A quarter of operators have still not tapped into the potential of using telematics on their HGV fleets, according to new fleet management research commissioned by Commercial Motor, Motor Transport and Fraikin.