Without question, fireworks are synonymous with the Fourth of July. From public displays to backyard barbecues, the bombs bursting in air own the skies and our hearts as we celebrate the independence of our nation. However, smiles and laughter can quickly turn to sorrow and serious injuries if safety is not included as part of the holiday preparations.
Millennials don’t just search for jobs, instead they investigate potential career opportunities that often resonate with their social conscious and everyday lives. Therefore, understanding what motivates millennials in the workplace is essential to retaining talent.
Millennials now represent the largest share of the American workforce. You might assume this generation exhibits a lack of interest and motivation to participate in workplace safety programs. In fact, millennials place a higher value on safety than other generation, especially workplace safety – more than any other generation.
OSHA doesn’t follow us out the door, that’s why so many companies have expanded their workplace health and safety programs to include employees’ living rooms and leisure activities. These programs foster employee engagement, while increasing productivity and accident prevention on the job – and at home.
Employee recognition extends beyond dollars and cents. Today’s workplace requires more than gifting monetary rewards, gold watches, and restaurant cards. These isolated acts are important, yet need to be part of a comprehensive, results-driven program that is both meaningful and engaging for all team members.
As more companies begin transforming their traditional safety initiatives to behavior based safety (BBS) programs, employee engagement and safety awareness will increase, accident prevention strategies will be put in place and employers will be able to define corporate culture.
Make no mistake about it, fake news occurs at your company. Although to a much smaller extent than a presidential election, the impact that fake news has on a company’s reputation, employee confidence, customer trust and bottom line can be substantial.