Brent Lee, CRP

With nearly 10 years of experience in the Safety & Employee Recognition Industry, Brent Lee, National Account Manager, is well versed in developing and implementing employee recognition programs that get results. Brent attended NC State University, with a BS in Business Management & Finance, and has recently earned his Certified Recognition Professional (CRP) accreditation from Recognition  Professionals International. He enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor sports... READ MORE


Recent Posts

Quiz: Employee Engagement in the Transportation Industry

Over the past several weeks, we’ve talked a lot about employee engagement in the transportation sector. Did you catch it all? You can find out by taking our 10-question quiz below.


Topics: Safety, Employee Engagement, Transportation

Employee Engagement Increases Profit, Productivity in the Transportation Industry

To be profitable, companies within the transportation industry must run like a well-oiled machine. Unfortunately, the sector is filled with challenges that can wreak havoc on efficiency — rain and snow storms prevent planes from taking off, hazardous road conditions cause unscheduled detours, and workplace distractions can result in reduced productivity, or worse, on-the-job accidents.

Luckily, companies can improve their profit, productivity, and safety through employee engagement. But, before we dive into the solution, let’s take a look at the unique challenges facing the transportation industry.


Topics: Employee Engagement, Transportation, Boosting Productivity

Employee Engagement Improves Turnover in Transportation Industry

Rapidly changing weather. Dangerous driving conditions. Near-constant road work.    

The transportation industry faces many challenges on a daily basis, but one of their biggest lies in employee turnover. While turnover impacts every industry, none feel its effects quite as much as those in transportation. To illustrate this, we need to look no further than the trucking sector, which experiences an unprecedented amount of turnover annually. The good news is there are proven steps any organization can take to reduce churn, but before we get into specific actions, let’s take a closer look at the problem.


Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Transportation, turnover

Employee Engagement Reduces Driver Distraction, Crashes and Fatalities in Transportation Industry

The clothes that keep us warm. The groceries that give us strength. The medicine that keeps us healthy. Without workers in the transportation industry, how would we get the basics that sustain our lives? Life would be far more difficult, and for many, impossible. Transportation workers keep us safe, and shouldn’t we do the same for them?

Unfortunately, the transportation industry is among the most dangerous on Earth, with thousands of Americans dying each year as a result. The good news is there are steps we can take to create a safer working environment, and it all begins with employee engagement and recognition. But before we start analyzing solutions, it’s important we outline the problem.


Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Transportation

Greater Employee Engagement Needed to Retain Oil and Gas Workers

Working in the Oil and Gas industry has its challenges -- dangerous working conditions, long work hours, and physically demanding responsibilities all come par for the course. But, day in and day out, Oil and Gas workers make sacrifices so we can power our homes, drive our cars, and actually see when it gets dark. Unfortunately, these workers might not be around for much longer.

A disturbing new report found that workers in this industry are considering leaving the Oil and Gas sector in record numbers. But, before you panic, the same article pointed to how we can prevent this from happening.


Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition Strategies, Employee Engagement Strategies, Safegagement, Oil & Gas Industry, Retention

Don’t Let OSHA® Fines Cripple Your Business: Focus on Employee Engagement Today

A railroad wheel maker in Ohio is fined $610,034. A California explosives manufacturer is charged $292,235. A Missouri plumbing contractor faces $714,000 in OSHA® penalties. These are not hypothetical scenarios, they’re what actually happened within the month of June alone. To be more accurate, these fines were issued within less than two weeks of each other. Sadly, there were many more that didn’t make this article.  

Regardless of your occupation or even industry, OSHA® fines can cripple your entire company. We hear it time and time again. Companies who have the best of intentions go under because of on-the-job accidents that are totally preventable.

The question then becomes, how do we prevent accidents, fines, and – most importantly -- loss of life from occurring? The answer lies in employee engagement.


Topics: Safety, Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies, Safegagement, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives, Osha, Culture of Engagement, OSHA Fines

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