When trying to stop your best workers from leaving your company to join one of your competitors, you may be inclined to offer them more money or more vacation time. Though these factors are certainly important to your employees, they are not the be-all and end-all. When deciding whether or not they would like to continue working with your organization, your employees will also consider your workplace ethics.
In today's world, it seems that honesty is often not highly valued. Lying, cheating, and doing whatever it takes to get ahead are apparently becoming the norm. However, companies cannot build trust and long-term relationships with their employees, their customers, or their vendors, without building a reputation of honesty. As old-fashioned as the concept may seem, when it comes to workplace ethics honesty is still the best policy. Honesty is a necessary company characteristic for any company as it sets the foundation for the company culture, creates consistency in company behavior, and builds trust and loyalty in all stakeholders, including employees, customers, and vendors.
Unfortunately, despite taking every precaution possible, workplace accidents are inevitable. Whether minor, such as a strained muscle, or major such as a broken back, workplace accidents come at a cost. Those costs consist of both direct and indirect costs. Direct costs are those directly related to the treatment of the injury while indirect costs relate to lost opportunities. Both are costly for the company involved.
Every company wants to guarantee the safety of its employees. Obviously, the employees benefit from remaining healthy and unhurt, but the company also benefits as productivity increases and costs decrease. Your company can provide all the safety training in the world, and still there is a disconnect between the company's safety goals and the behaviors and attitudes of the employees. While this can be extremely frustrating, there are few tips that can help your company motivate the employees to remain safety conscious.
Workplace safety is paramount for all employers. No employer wants to see any of their employees get hurt while on the job. Employers must ensure that not only is the workplace as safe as possible but also that all employees are knowledgeable and trained in the area of workplace safety.
A moving story to inspire workplace ethics. Ethics help business and organizations effectively navigate best practices so that work is efficient, safe, done well, on-time and organized. Brad Hurtig brings these tenants to your audience with his moving story of struggle, community, adaptation to change and a little tenacity to help along the way.
Light-up your workforce with a unique safety training that will inspire best practices in workplace safety. Brad Hurtig’s personal story will instill the importance of mindfulness and prevention at work. From heavy machinery operation to correct lifting techniques, to fire codes, trip hazards and beyond. Brad’s journey will inspire your organization to develop and follow safety procedures for themselves and for their peers. Brad Hurtig is a natural storyteller who shares his uncomfortable journey with your audience to remind them of the importance of how safety, mindfulness and best practices are tools of prevention.
This is not your typical safety meeting. Workplace safety is an important topic that is often overlooked or ignored. Brad Hurtig wants to change that. Brad shares his unforgettable
experience about a workplace accident that will stick in the minds of your audience and serve as a reminder to put safety first, always. Using himself as an example, Brad inspires confidence about the incredible importance of preventing accidents and how perception changes results.
How will you inspire your workforce? Brad Hurtig is not your typical corporate speaker. Does he speak of triumph and resilience? Yes. Does he inspire teamwork and best practices Absolutely? Will he inspire your audience to be resiliently triumphant and work as a team using best practices? You betcha.
Ethics are the principles by which individuals behave in all aspects of their lives, both personal and professional. With the public's greater focus on ethical issues such as sexual harassment in the workplace, companies understand the need to ensure workplace ethics are firmly in place. Strong company ethics create a unified company culture, providing employees with a feeling of safety and well being, and therefore increasing productivity and effectiveness.
While we often feel that safety simply involves using common sense, that is often not the case. Employees do not inherently know the proper safety procedures, especially when dealing with stressful situations. Ensuring the well being of employees requires safety training, beginning with the newly hired employee to the long-time veteran.
Workplace Safety, or lack thereof, is at the forefront of many news stories. These stories create a negative impact on the companies involved, lowering their reputation with the public, and decreasing revenues. Consequently, the importance of workplace safety continues to grow in importance across all industries.
A corporate speaker might be just what your organization needs if workplace accidents are all too common in your place of employment. Here’s some advice on the topic from Brad Hurtig, a survivor of one of the worst workplace accidents ever. Take his thoughts into consideration, and take them to heart.
What comes to mind when you hear the term “workplace ethics?” If you are like most, you start to zone out and daydream of bigger and better things like cold drinks on the beach. The term is just not one that reaches out and grabs your attention, is it?
The term “bizarre” does not even begin to describe the incident that took place on the 15th of January in 1919 in Boston, Massachusetts. In circumstances that seem as though they would only be found in the deep recesses of cheap grocery store tabloids or perhaps even in a typical Saturday morning cartoon, what came to be known as the Boston Molasses Disaster literally swept the city from its foundations, leaving a whopping 21 people dead and another 150 severely injured.
There are several common workplace safety issues which can lead to terrible injuries for employees and visitors, drastically increasing workplace liability. These simple-to-identify workplace hazards can be easily prevented and reduce the possibilities for injury. Here are some tips, tricks, and ideas for ways to keep your workplace safe.