Labor and Insights October 2019 eNewsletter
Labor and Insights October 2019 eNewsletter
Wearable Safety Technology in the Workplace
October 2019

Keep the Human in HR
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HR needs to embrace technology while maintaining human connections.

The future simply came too fast for HR. As new technology is increasingly introduced in the workplace, HR faces an existential moment–it’s time for HR departments to stand up and fight to keep the Human in HR. But that doesn't mean HR should resist technology adoption.
HR won’t win the race for talent fighting against the accelerating pace of technological disruption. On the contrary, HR needs to embrace technology. It needs to step up its game and assume its role as a human advocate in this digital world, and stop hiding behind the masks of administrative and compliance cops. If HR doesn't respond–and do it fast–Human Resources will quickly become the High-performance Robot department.
Wearable Safety Technology in the Workplace
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The future of workplace safety!

So, what is wearable technology? Wearables can include any type of “smart” personal device. In our everyday lives, we think fitness trackers and smartwatches. In the workplace, that definition expands to include all types of “James Bond-esque” type equipment. EHS wearable tech could include such things as:

The Importance of Building Trust within a Company
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Pay attention to the strong correlation between trust and retention.

The strongest structures rest on solid foundations made of stone, concrete, and rebar. Similarly, the strongest organizations, too, rise from solid foundations–but theirs are made of services, products, and company culture. Different companies have different needs, but one thing that the most successful organizations have in common is a foundation that includes plenty of trust.

How Employee Wellness Programs Boost Productivity
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The wellness and performance connection

Wellness can be defined as the active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. It is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth.
At 15Five, our focus is on people and how to improve the performance management process for both you and your employees. But for employees to perform well, they must be well. This means that everyone must practice living a healthy lifestyle by taking care of themselves physically, mentally, and socially. Keeping employees well means having a workplace environment that promotes the health and wellbeing of the whole individual.