Month: November 2017

Employee Engagement – Part 3

Employee SafetyPart 2 of the Building Employee Engagement series discussed how employee recognition can positively impact engagement in the workplace. I wrote that actively disengaged workers are costing the U.S. economy up to $605 billion annually. In this post, I want to focus on how employee engagement can affect safety initiatives. How does investing in employee engagement as it pertains to safety save your organization?

According to the National Safety Council, a U.S. worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds. In one year’s time, a staggering 4,700,000 U.S. workers are injured while at work. Additionally, SHRM’s Employee Engagement: Your Competitive Advantage briefing tells us that at Molson Coors, highly engaged employees are five times less likely to have a safety incident at work. Highly engaged employees are not only seven times less likely to have a lost-time safety incident, but, also, average seven times less in average safety cost at $63 than disengaged employees who average $392. Molson Coors reported savings of $1,721,760 in year one of applying engagement principles. It should come as no surprise that employees that are engaged in their work pay closer attention to detail and produce a much safer work environment.

When it comes to employee engagement, employee safety programs are the most important and impactful when well-designed and properly executed. Keeping employees safe at work should be an essential part of any organization’s mission. At QIC, our employee safety programs serve to enhance safety culture by helping to ingrain safe thinking and safe practices in everyone’s work habits. Over time, these become established and part of the organization’s DNA.

Contact us to discover more about the benefits of improved employee engagement and its impact on employee safety.  We’ve also composed an employee safety Best Practices Guide, which we hope you will find beneficial.  I think we can safely say there’s some good info there!

Building Employee Engagement – Part 2

In my previous post I highlighted that in the United Sates less than one-third of employees are actively engaged, 50.8% are not engaged, and 17.2% are actively disengaged. Those employees that are actively disengaged are costing the U.S. economy as much as $605 billion each year. Imagine how much disengaged employees could be costing your… Read more »

Building Employee Engagement

The 2017 release of Gallup’s State of the Global Workforce states that highly-engaged workforces are 17% more productive and 21% more profitable than those in the bottom quartile. Employee engagement is one of the key indicators of effectiveness and efficiency among organizations across the globe. This can be applied to any company by asking three… Read more »