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John Beebe

Corporate Account Manager
John Beebe is C.A. Short Company's Corporate Account Manager with more than 30 years’experience in sales and business development. A graduate from Pace University with a BBA.

 

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2017: Celebrate with Employee Engagement

It’s almost that time of year again! That’s right, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is just around the corner. From September 10 - September 16, organizations will be honoring those unsung heroes -- truck drivers.

Although they seldom get the credit they deserve, truck drivers are the backbone of the U.S. economy. Considering that over 70% of all freight tonnage is transported via trucks, America would come to a stop if it wasn’t for truckers. In addition to being an important occupation, it’s also a very dangerous one -- with thousands of people dying each year!

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Topics: Safety, Employee Engagement, Safegagement, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Safety in the Trucking Industry

Employee Engagement is Vital in Workplace Safety

Ensuring safe work environments for employees is not only required by law but is also a necessity of good and ethical business practices. Unsafe work spaces can end up costing companies millions, through workers compensation claims, loss of work and in productivity, not to mention potential fines or lawsuits.

According to OSHA®, the cost of direct workers’ compensation claims is estimated to be around $1 billion per week. Ensuring employee safety can be a challenge, particularly in a non-engaged work culture.

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Topics: Safety, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives, Incentivized Safety Programs

What Are the Top Ten OSHA® Citations for 2016?

As 2016 comes to a close, OSHA® has revealed their annual Top Ten OSHA® Citations list. The list – which is released every October – takes a look at the most frequently cited safety and health violations for the given fiscal year.

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Topics: Safety, Safegagement, Osha

OSHA ® Update: Severe Injury Reporting Assessment, More Citations Coming

OSHA® – the Occupational Safety and Health Administration – recently announced some updates to their new Severe Injury Reporting Program, which requires companies to report any serious injury or hospitalization within 24 hours. The first year was found to be quite effective for the companies that complied. Unfortunately, not all businesses did. Thus, the agency announced that they would be issuing even more citations and increasing the amount of fines in the second year of the program

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Topics: Safety, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives, Osha

Introducing Leading Indicators: A Key Safegagement Component

Engagement as a prerequisite to safety

For decades, C.A. Short Company has been assisting various organizations with their safety and incentive programs. Each day we aim to help facilitate and execute companies’ ongoing initiatives, while assisting employees and managers to better mitigate risk. Through years of experience, we have realized that the companies that truly thrive are those who go one step further and engage their employees on every level. Utilizing this knowledge, we developed a powerful new concept aimed at helping every brand build upon these universal successes.

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Topics: Safety, Employee Recognition, Total Recognition, Employee Engagement, Communication, Safegagement

Cash is NOT King in Employee Engagement Incentives

I just attended the RPI (Recognition Professionals International) Summit in sunny but chilly Las Vegas and learned a great deal about Recognition and Rewards. One of the sessions I attended was “The Behavioral Economics of Incentives” by Scott Jeffrey, a PH.D with Monmouth University. The premise of his session was understanding what deliverable is best to drive the behavior you want and what he shared was not what I expected. It turns out that cash is not king if the desired outcome of your incentive program is to drive and maintain a high level of employee engagement.

As we sat through the session we were treated to an interesting psychological history lesson of the mindset of human beings and their decision making process. Moreover, we learned what most people will say when given a choice versus what an organization should take into account before rolling out a recognition program. His presentation included references to studies of hundreds of sales people, line-workers, studies from Incentive Magazine, a book by John Maurice Clark Economics and Modern Psychology and others.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition Strategies, Communciation

How to Consolidate Employee Recognition Programs

Do You Have It?

Does your company have meaningful and engaging employee recognition?

Recognition is being implemented by many organizations. A common problem, however, is having too many autonomous programs that are not producing the desired outcomes on employee engagement and achieving organizational goals. Examples of these autonomous programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Wellness

  • Attendance

  • Safety

  • Holiday

  • Employee of the month

While organizations are budgeting for recognition programs, they are rarely evaluating if the allocated funds are being well spent. When spent on a departmental basis, the results are not consistent across the organization. Some employees are feeling appreciated while others are receiving no recognition at all.

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Topics: Budget Control, Employee Recognition, Total Recognition, Employee Recognition Strategies

Engaging Employees with Safety Incentives

Strong Safety Culture

Every company wants to claim that they have a strong safety culture and have taken the necessary steps to identify areas to focus and improve on, while at the same time, providing their employees with the tools and training needed to maintain a safe work environment. The key to a successful safety program is having an engaged workforce that understands the organization's safety objectives and the individual safe behaviors that are expected from them.

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Topics: Safety, Employee Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies

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