Employee wellness programs are no longer a novelty, something offered only by particularly progressive or enlightened employers. In a 2009 survey conducted by Buck Consultants, more than 77% of U.S. employers said that they offer some employee wellness training, and 64% indicated that they have a wellness strategy in place (compared to 60% in. . .
Employee training is essential for an organization’s success. Despite the importance of training, a trainer can encounter resistance from both employees and managers. Both groups may claim that training is taking them away from their work. However, a trainer can combat this by demonstrating that training is actually a crucial part of employees’ and. . .
The statistics on workplace injuries and fatalities are sobering indeed. According to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration Safety and Health Fact Sheet, each year: More than 5,500 employees in this country die from workplace injuries; 1.3 million workers suffer nonfatal injuries that result in days away from work; and A recent Bureau of. . .
Effective customer service training is critical to your organization’s success. Without your customers, you wouldn’t be in business. Whether an employee works directly with customers, produces the products you sell, or provides support for those who perform these essential functions, the ultimate goal for everyone is to help keep customers – whether internal or. . .
Study after study has shown it, and it appears the results are sinking in: Corporate wellness training does much more than improve employee health and morale – it leads to increased productivity, decreased health care costs, and a more attractive bottom line. A 2008 study by Highmark Inc. showed that employers can save $1.65. . .
Construction is one of the nation’s largest industries. There are more than 702,000 construction companies in the United States. Employees in construction are more prone to injuries than other types of workers. In a recent year, cases of job-related injury and illness in construction were 7.1 per 100 full-time employees, significantly higher than the. . .