Are your employees prepared for an emergency situation?
According to a recent PR Newswire Release, one in four employees are unsure of how they would protect themselves during an emergency at work.
This information, compiled in a new survey conducted by CareerBuilder, highlights the importance of having, maintaining and executing an emergency preparedness plan in the workplace.
The survey also found that:
- 94 percent of workers believe their office is a secure place to work, but a quarter claim they would have no idea if a threat, such as an armed worker, occurred.
- 30 percent believe their workspace is not well-protected from a physical threat, as well as from a digital threat.
- 21 percent of workers believe their company has no emergency plan in place for a natural disaster.
“Keeping employees protected means not only putting measures in place to keep them safe, but making sure employees are aware of the policies and procedures they can protect themselves too,” said chief human resources officer of CareerBuilder Rosemary Haefner.
The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration set forth a precedent in 1970 (OSHA Act of 1970) that each employer must make their workplace free of recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious injury to employees. In regards to this, each employee must comply with occupational safety and health standards applicable to their own actions or conduct.
There are many steps to take to prepare for a workplace emergency in order to protect employees. Keep the following tips in mind when creating a plan: Continue reading
How can employee teamwork advance your business?
Teamwork in an office setting is a vital component of creativity, productivity and overall employee happiness.
Efficient teamwork practices maximize a productive atmosphere, helps groups operate smoothly and strengthens business goals. A lack of teamwork in a business can severely impact its performance and even lead to its eventual failure.
Keep these six teamwork advantages in mind during your next employee development meeting: Continue reading
Is your worker productivity at its most engaged level?
Engaging a productive workforce is one of the most vital components of a business. One way management can implement productive practices is by eliminating practices that detract from it.
According to a recent survey conducted by Career Builder, employees said the top five productivity killers at work include: cellphones and texting, the internet, gossiping, social media and checking email.
Although some of these happenings cannot be avoided, such as checking email, others can be like social media searches and cell phone usage.
Other steps can also be taken to increase overall employee engagement and happiness. There are ways to be productive and still maintain an innovative, fun to be in workplace. Keep these three tips in mind when encouraging more productive practices: Continue reading
Employee trust and teamwork are a vital part of development and progression.
Trust is one of the most important parts of a successful business, maybe even the most important in terms of productivity, revenue and customer satisfaction.
According to research conducted by University of British Columbia professor John Helliwell, employees are happiest when they work with people they feel as if they can trust.
Research conducted by Dennis and Michelle Reina of the Reina Trust Building Institute echoes this belief that trust “is the critical ingredient and trustworthiness is the descriptive word that helps to define authentic leadership. Without trust, employees have little interest in being creative, taking risks and collaborating.”
How can management and leadership build trust? Keep these five tips in mind when it comes to enhancing trust at employee, leadership and corporate levels: Continue reading