July 29, 2021
By: By Jessica Larson, SolopreneurJournal.com
We learned a number of lessons from the pandemic, some of them personal and others professional. There was some overlap, but some of what we’ve learned applies specifically to business, and much of it involves being prepared in the event another emergency hits.
The numbers are stark: According to Facebook data released in May, 31% of small businesses reported shutting down in the previous few months. A SCORE survey in June of 2020, at the height of the pandemic, found that 37.3% of employers had been forced to furlough or lay off workers temporarily, while 31.4% had to cut staffers’ hours or pay.
July 22, 2021
By: Mitzi Robinson, President/Founder/Speaker, Bulli Ray Occupational Dog Bite Safety
Presenter 2021 VPPPA Conference Nashville
Severely injured meter reader attacked by two Mastiffs! Was never told about the puppies in the yard.
This event took place with a meter reader working for a mid-western company. We spoke to the company many times in the past about the need for dog bite prevention training, however they continually had the same excuses: their dog bites were minimal and they had no history of serious attacks.
VPPPA has partnered with the experts at MindWise Innovations to present a monthly article addressing issues and questions that members might be hesitant to ask about. These columns will address your concerns about mental health, substance abuse, brain injuries, family issues, and more.
July 15, 2021
By: Lisa Desai, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, MindWise Innovations
Investing in Employee Wellness Is More Important Than Ever
Now is the time to invest in the well-being of your workforce, as many are struggling – physically, mentally, and emotionally – on the heels of an unprecedented global pandemic. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development defines well-being at work as “creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows an employee to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and their organization.” An employee’s well-being at work is no longer optional. In a 2018 American Heart Association CEO Roundtable Report, 9 in/10 survey respondents agree that employers have a responsibility to support mental health. To perform at their best, workers need to know that their organization cares about them and supports their whole health – physical and mental. Increased workplace wellbeing results in greater job satisfaction which can lead to better teamwork and increased productivity.
July 8, 2021
By: Kevin Gardner
A business's customer relationship management team is the main line of contact customers will use when they need something from a business. CRM employees most often fall under the customer service category. No matter what type of business you run, the CRM team is vital. Below are a few things that any CRM employee can do to build a better relationship with the business's customers.
July 1, 2021
OSHA announced a new Regional Emphasis Program (REP) to identify, reduce, and eliminate hazards associated with exposures to high levels of noise. The program was announced on June 14, 2021, and is for OSHA Region V, which includes Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
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