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Take Our Quiz: Safegagement in the Consumer Packaged Goods Sector

Over the past several weeks, we’ve talked a lot about the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) sector. We’ve shared with you the tremendous results Sysco Kansas City experienced after investing in Safegagement™, troubling statistics that haunt the manufacturing, warehousing, and transportation industries, and steps you can take to improve retention, safety, and profitability.

Now it’s time to have a little fun and find out how much you know about one of the nation’s most challenging (and rewarding) sectors. Test your knowledge by taking our 10-question quiz below.

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Topics: Safety, Employee Engagement, Safegagement, turnover, CPG

C.A. Short Company and Sysco Kansas City Prove People Are Everything

 

One of the reasons I love working for C.A. Short Company is because they get it. They understand that a company’s greatest asset isn’t our intellectual property, production capabilities, or financial holdings. It’s our employees.

People Are Everything (PAE) is more than the name of our employee engagement, recognition, and safety platform – it’s the foundation of every decision we make. The best part is, we’re not alone!

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Topics: Safety, Osha, Retention, turnover, CPG, people are everything

How C.A. Short Company Gives Back (and Why Your Company Should Too)


There are many reasons I’m proud to work for C.A. Short Company.

We have a long and rich history in the employee engagement, recognition, and safety industry – with more than 80 years of experience. Every employee, from part-timers to senior members of management, starts their day with the same goal in mind – to improve the well-being of employees and companies across the globe. And, perhaps most importantly, we practice what we preach.

Something so simple – to say what you mean and mean what you say –  is a rare practice in today’s world. In the corporate landscape, it’s rarer still. Yet, at C.A. Short Company, it’s the standard. So when we recommend that our clients and prospects become involved in supporting their community, it’s because we have seen the impact it can have first hand.

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Topics: C.A. Short Company, Charitable Giving, Giving Back

Improve Retention, Safety, Quality, and Profitability in the CPG Sector with Safegagement™

Over the past few weeks, we’ve written a great deal about Safegagement™ and its role in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) sector. We’ve done this by tackling big issues head on – dedicating full articles to key concerns such as safety or turnover. But today’s post is different. Instead of further breaking apart and segmenting the data, we’ll put all those pieces together to see how Safegagement improves your employees’ lives, your customers’ health, and your company’s bottom line.

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Topics: Safegagement, Retention, CPG, employee turnover, product quality, employee safety, Profitability

Jeff Ross Receives 2018 Spotlight Award from RPI

For nearly 20 years, C.A. Short Company has been a member and sponsor of Recognition Professionals International (RPI) – an organization that works tirelessly to reward and recognize employees around the globe. While it’s typically our CEO Jeff Ross who’s busy doing the thanking, he recently found himself receiving the recognition this time – taking home a significant accolade from the association.   

We’re proud to announce that Jeff has been named the 2018 Spotlight Winner for his ongoing commitment and support to employee engagement, recognition, and safety! 

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Topics: Total Recognition, Jeff Ross, RPI

7 Tips for Creating Years of Service Awards in the CPG Sector

Can you name your company’s greatest asset?

I’ll give you a hint. It’s not your streamlined processes, your patented intellectual property, or even the superior products you produce – it’s your employees.

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Topics: Total Recognition, years of service awards, CPG

Improve Food Safety and Exceed Regulations in the CPG Sector with Safegagement™

Despite a wave of high-profile cases in recent weeks, the number of recalls in the U.S. continues to rise. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the recent meat scare, review some recent non-food related recalls, and reveal steps companies in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) sector can take to meet and even exceed government regulations.

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Topics: Safegagement, CPG

Fun and Easy Ways to Encourage Peer-to-Peer Recognition


A handwritten note from an executive. An award to honor years of service. Maybe even a personalized gift from a manager.

There are many ways your company can recognize your employees for their hard work. But if your business only engages in top-down recognition, you may not attain the Culture of Recognition you’re seeking.

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Topics: peer-to-peer-recognition

Improve Your Turnover and Recruitment in the CPG Sector with Safegagement™


It’s easy to take the products we use for granted. If we need a new toothbrush, we just visit the closest store. If we need a new television, we can order one online and it will arrive that same day. Some companies will even deliver groceries directly to our fridge.

But, what if there was no one to manufacture your favorite product? What if there weren’t enough employees to operate your closest fulfillment center? Or, what if there was no one willing to drive the product to your store or home?

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Topics: Safety, Safegagement, Incentivized Safety Programs, CPG

Money Isn’t Everything: The Staggering Cost of Food Recalls


More than 200 million eggs from North Carolina. All romaine lettuce from southwest Arizona. Detox teas from around the nation.

Not even our animals are safe.

Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed a deluge of food recalls. And while the news may seem unprecedented, these events are far from isolated. Despite incredible technological and industrial advancements, the number of food recalls in the U.S. has actually doubled over the past 15 years. Globally, that number is far worse – with 20-30 recalls announced each week.

What are the costs of so many recalls?

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Topics: Safety, Safegagement, Incentivized Safety Programs, CPG

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