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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

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.

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

35 Ways to Influence Corporate Culture: Social Experiences

The following excerpt comes from C.A. Short Company’s FREE eBook, 35 Ways to Influence Corporate Culture and Increase Your Bottom Line.

In this post, we’ll take a look at the importance of Social Experiences in the work place and offer up a suggested activity that will help create a Culture of Engagement at your company.   

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Topics: Employee Engagement Strategies

OSHA® Increases Maximum Fines by 78%

Employees are the lifeblood of every organization, and their health and well-being should be the top concern for any company. They work hard and put in long hours so that your business can thrive, and the least they deserve is to work in a safe environment.

Unfortunately, if you don’t have an excellent safety awareness program in place, costly accidents are bound to occur.  

When employees are injured on the job, it doesn’t just affect the employee and their family, it affects your company’s bottom line. Your organization will see a noticeable drop in productivity, morale and even profit. 

In fact, OSHA® recently announced a substantial increase in fines for companies found to be in violation of their rules and regulations. This 78% increase marks the first time that OSHA has updated their fine structure in the past 26 years.

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Topics: Employee Engagement Strategies

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