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Posts Tagged ‘employee morale’

Could You Use More Feedback From Employees? (Safety Culture Tip #5)

November 06, 2012 by Nick Hardesty

Let’s say you’re trying to implement a more effective safety culture at your dealership. You’re running down the checklist: Senior management team’s on board? Check. The safety coordinator’s been assigned? Check. Quick follow-up on accidents? Check. Return-to-work procedures...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety, Safety Culture, Uncategorized Tags: employee morale, safety culture, safety meetings, tips Read More

Employee Recognition Matters to Your Bottom Line

October 10, 2012 by Kathryn Carlson

Academic studies, research by firms such as Gallup and personal experience all confirm the following statements: There is a direct correlation between effective employee recognition programs and employee engagement. Engaged employees are critical to long term financial perf...

Posted in: Human Resources Management Tags: employee morale, employee recognition, HR best practice Read More

What Exactly Is a “Safety Culture”?

September 25, 2012 by Nick Hardesty

In order to be profitable, an auto dealership needs to implement effective safety procedures. This is why KPA encourages clients to maintain a “safety culture.” But what is that, really? Safety culture = groups that prioritize safety through consistent beliefs and patterns ...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety, Safety Culture, Uncategorized Tags: employee morale, profitability, safety culture Read More

The Number One Least Asked Question at Your Dealership…Why?

July 07, 2011

In business, the “why?” tends to get lost in the shuffle. We understand the how and when of our jobs, but too often the why remains unanswered, or it is “You have to do it because that is what everyone else is doing.” Which leads to the question, "Why is safety culture impor...

Posted in: Safety Culture Tags: employee morale, safety culture, safety culture and improved productivity, Why focus on safety culture at a dealership, workplace injuries Read More

When to Align Company Safety Policy and Company Culture

June 24, 2011

In business, culture predicts outcome. For example, Adoflson & Peterson Construction, won the EHS 2010 America’s Safest Company Award . The company went on to attain 4.4 million consecutive hours worked without a lost time accident. Another safe company finalist, Armstrong W...

Posted in: Safety Culture, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: employee morale, safety culture, workplace injuries Read More

The 100 Best Companies To Work For-Could Your Company Make The List?

April 27, 2011 by Kathryn Carlson

Fortune Magazine just published their annual listing of the 100 best companies to work for . The companies run the gamut from services (law, accounting, consulting) to construction to non-profits to retail to hi-tech. Healthcare and Professional Services are the most r...

Posted in: Employee Relations, HR: Industry Updates Tags: CarMax, employee morale, fortune magazine, HR best practice, jm family enterprises, mercedes benz usa Read More

HR, Heart or Head?

February 11, 2011 by Kathryn Carlson

Is HR a job of the heart or of the mind? It's an interesting conundrum that many of us in HR got into it because we wanted to create dynamic and diverse workplaces filled with engaged employees and ended up being the "enforcer" or the "paper pusher". It is possible to do both...

Posted in: Employee Relations, HR: Industry Updates Tags: employee morale, equal employment opportunity, HR best practice, hr professionals, leading with your heart, recruiting Read More

Do Well By Doing Good- Employee Volunteer Programs Give Back Big Dividends

December 23, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

Volunteering as a group is a great team building activity or even a holiday party replacement. Recently the marketing department at KPA sponsored a fund raiser ("Holiday Soup Kitchen") at the headquarter office for the Food Bank of Larimer County and the Community Food Sh...

Posted in: Employee Relations, HR: Industry Updates Tags: community food share, corporate values, employee morale, employee volunteer program, HR best practice, team building activity Read More

Beyond Improving Profits - Safety Culture Is a Key Benefit for Employees

December 13, 2010 by Eric Schmitz

Creating a positive safety culture is one of the most important things you can do for your employees. The benefits of a strong safety culture go beyond reduction in insurance premiums, limiting exposure to fines and lawsuits and reducing time lost to an accident. A safe and ...

Posted in: DOL, Employee Relations, Environment: Industry Updates, OSHA, Safety Culture, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: employee morale, healthy workplace, OSHA, safety culture, safety training Read More

Live Long and Prosper- Corporate Wellness Programs

September 30, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

Is it possible to have healthy employees and a healthily bottom line?  With ever increasing healthcare insurance costs, reported obesity rate of 1 in 3 adults, and a rapidly aging workforce it would certainly seem that improving the health of employees would be good for ...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates Tags: Department of Labor, employee morale, hipaa requirements, HR best practice, HR compliance, wellness solutions Read More