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Green Energy Jobs Aren’t as Safe as You Think, But Employee Engagement Helps

Green energy workers are on a mission -- they’re not just trying to power the planet, they’re trying to protect the earth. But, as we’ve seen so often, saving the world can be, and often is, a very dangerous job.

In addition to facing many of the same obstacles as the traditional energy industry, those who work in and around renewable energy sources face new challenges, some of which aren’t even fully understood. This article will take a look at some of those dangers. But, more importantly, it will examine how to create a safer work environment regardless of what you’re working on, in, or with, all by leveraging the power of Safegagement™.

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Topics: Safety, Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies, Boosting Productivity, Safegagement, Culture of Engagement, Green Energy Industry

Employee Engagement Makes the Oil & Gas Industry Safer, Reduces Fines

We know you work tirelessly to power America. We know you care about the well-being of your employees and their families. But, we also know how dangerous it can be to work in the Oil and Gas industry. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way – it’s possible for your company to reduce on-the-job injuries and fatalities, all the while increasing productivity and profits. But, how?

In short, by focusing on Safegagement™. We’ll discuss this in greater detail a bit later in this article, but let’s first look at a few trends we’ve observed in recent years.

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Topics: Safety, Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies, Boosting Productivity, Safegagement, Culture of Engagement, Oil & Gas Industry

Elon Musk: Creating a Safer Environment Through Engagement & Compassion

From developing the first electric sports car to attempting to colonize Mars, if there’s one thing you can say about Elon Musk it’s that he is a true innovator. But, despite his visionary-level status, not all is perfect in the house of Musk. According to a recent report by Worksafe, a California-based nonprofit that specializes in worker safety, Tesla’s Freemont, CA plant has a seriously high injury rate – more than 30 percent higher than the national average. So, how is Elon tackling the problem? Through employee engagement!

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Topics: Safety, Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies, Boosting Productivity, Safegagement, Culture of Engagement

Does Gamification Really Improve Employee Engagement?

Over the past few years, you’ve probably heard a lot about the power of gamification. High-profile articles by Entrepreneur, Forbes, and even The Guardian have all praised gamification’s ability to improve workforces around the globe. Still, a number of employers question whether this approach actually works when it comes to engaging employees. Today’s article addresses this very question.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies, gamification, Boosting Productivity, Culture of Engagement

The High Cost of Low Engagement in the Energy Industry: Injuries, Fines & Fatalities

Employee Engagement is critical to the success of all businesses, but it is especially important to those companies within the energy/utilities industry. When employees in this sector are not actively engaged, fines are levied, injuries occur, and employees & customers can lose their lives.

Sadly, energy employees are among the least engaged workers in the nation, ranking 11% less engaged than the national average. That’s pretty terrifying when you take into account that only 33% of the U.S. workforce is actively engaged.

In today’s article, we’ll take a closer look at what this means for energy companies in the U.S. From unnecessary injuries to increased fatalities, the impact can be devastating. Luckily, there is something you can do about it!

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies, Boosting Productivity, Disengagement,, Culture of Engagement

5 Warning Signs Your Employees Are Disengaged…and How to Help Them

In 2017, it seems like everyone is talking about the power of Employee Engagement – and there’s good reason to do so. When your employees are engaged, your organization can achieve results you never thought possible. I won’t bore you with the statistics now (that will come later), but suffice it to say that study after study has found engaged employees lead to safer, more profitable workplaces.

What you don’t hear so much about is what happens when your employees are disengaged. The impact is just as great as having an engaged team, but the consequences can be – and often are – devastating. In today’s post, we’ll take a closer look at the cost of disengaged employees, how you can identify who they are, and – most importantly -- how you can help them.

Let’s get started!

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies, Boosting Productivity, Disengagement,, Culture of Engagement

What Can Employee Engagement and Recognition Do for My Business

“Does employee engagement really work?”

This is a question we’ve been asked a lot over our 80-year history in the employee engagement and recognition industry, and it’s one we never get tired of answering. At C.A. Short Company, engaging and recognizing employees isn’t just our job – it’s our passion! Every morning we wake up with one goal on our mind – how can we engage as many employees as possible.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies, Boosting Productivity, Safegagement, Culture of Engagement

From Patients to Profits: The Staggering Cost of Disengagement in Healthcare

Patients desperately seeking treatment wind up getting worse, not better. Good nurses and doctors who sacrificed their lives to pursue a career in healthcare get so burned out they leave the industry they once loved. Hospitals that once prospered by providing their community with state of the art care now shutter their doors because they can no longer afford to operate.

These are not hypothetical scenarios, they’re what we’ve seen happen far too many times. Yes, we’ve seen the opposite too. C.A. Short Company has been blessed to work with some of the nation’s leading hospitals – ones who decided employee engagement would be a top priority and not just a bullet point on a meeting agenda.

This article isn’t about them -- or for that matter -- us.

It’s about what happens when employee engagement isn’t a priority. It’s about what happens when well-intentioned folks cause more harm than good. But, above all, it’s about how there’s still time to do better.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Healthcare, Boosting Productivity, Patient Satisfaction, Patient Experience, Healthcare Industry, Health care

Physician Engagement: The Key to Profit, Productivity and Patient Satisfaction

A Tale of Two Doctors 

They both went to medical school. They both graduated top of their class. They’re both respected by their peers and community. But, only one successfully identified a rare condition in the same patient. The other doctor failed to diagnose an illness that could have cost the patient her life.

It wasn’t because one was smarter than the other or went to a better school or even because one cares more about their patients. The reason for the misdiagnoses in this case was simple – one doctor wasn’t as engaged. 

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Healthcare, Boosting Productivity, Patient Satisfaction, Patient Experience, Healthcare Industry, Health care, Physician Engagement

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