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Vacations: The Secret Weapon to Higher Productivity and Profits


They come in early. They stay late. And day after day, your employees give it their all. Don’t they deserve a break? The answer is yes – and so do you!

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Topics: Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement Decreases Nursing Home Turnover, Improves Healthcare Quality

Nearly 1.5 million. That’s the number of Americans who currently live in nursing homes and long-term care facilities across the nation. People who, in many cases, depend almost entirely on their caregivers – men and women who have dedicated their lives to helping others. Rarely is this an easy job.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Healthcare, Health care

Learning From United: Values-Based Incentives vs. Lottery Rewards

Last week, United Airlines announced their plans to replace quarterly bonuses with a lottery rewards program. As you might imagine, their employees didn’t react favorably. In fact, the backlash was so severe, the company was forced to pause their plans almost immediately.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition Strategies, Appreciation

7 Things You Can Do for Patient Safety Awareness Week — March 11

Chances are, you didn’t enter the medical industry just because you wanted a better parking space or a bigger paycheck. You joined the world of healthcare to make a difference, to save lives, and to change the world around you – one patient at a time.

Patient Safety Awareness Week, which runs from March 11-17, provides an awesome opportunity to do just that. To help you make the most of the big week, C.A. Short Company has put together the following resources, tools, and content you can use to participate in — and spread awareness about — the event.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Healthcare, Patient Satisfaction, Patient Engagement, Patient Safety

OSHA® 2018 Update: New Regulatory Plans, Guidance on Tree Care Hazards


Less than a month after our last OSHA® update, we’re back with more big news. The agency recently announced some major regulatory plans as part of their Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Congressional Budget Justification. Additionally, OSHA published a new document, “Solutions for Tree Care Hazards,” which is about – you guessed it – hazards in the tree care industry.

Let’s take a closer look.

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Topics: Safegagement, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives, Osha

Low-Cost, Last-Minute Ideas to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day (Plus FREE Gift)

Ready or not, Employee Appreciation Day will be here in a matter of days. Whether your company has been preparing for weeks or this is the first you’ve heard of it, C.A. Short Company has you covered with our list of low-cost and last-minute ways to celebrate. Not every suggestion may be right for your business, but we hope these ideas provoke creativity and enthusiasm around your office. To further assist you, we’ve also included a free gift your company can use on the big day.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement

EMS Workers, Like Nurses, Feeling Fatigue — Employee Engagement Can Help

The long shifts. The missed breaks. The grumpy patients. There are many reasons why burnout and fatigue run rampant in the healthcare industry. While we’ve covered in great detail how these issues impact nurses, they aren’t the only ones taking a hit. Emergency medical services workers are also feeling fatigue in record levels.

Luckily, there are steps your organization can take to help them!

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Topics: engagement, Healthcare Industry, Health care

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.

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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.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Transportation, Boosting Productivity

2018 Patient Safety Awareness Week: Engagement Should Be Key

2018 Safety Awareness Week is right around the corner, and that means your organization should be making plans now. While there are many ways to take part in the celebration, it’s important your awareness week focuses on the one area proven to improve patient safety more than any other — engagement.  

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Topics: Safety, Employee Engagement, Patient Experience, Nurses, Healthcare Industry, Patient Engagement

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