Compensation culture. Health and safety gone mad! Disappearance of common sense?
Safety is often perceived in extremes, but the impact that an organisation’s approach to safety has on employee engagement, customer experience, brand positioning and business performance is very real. For employee engagement, safety goes hand in hand with care, and no one wants to work in a culture where safety is compromised or where the focus on safety is all wrong.
Safety has always been an element of our employee engagement approach, but recently we have seen it become a strategic focus for many of the organisations we work with. Businesses across a range of industries have asked us to help them understand the issues regarding health and safety in their workplaces and provide them with the intelligence to help improve their approach.
Through the conversations we’re having and the work we are doing, it has become clear that it is possible to create a great safety culture and improve employee engagement and customer experience at the same time. It’s also very apparent to us that safety culture is about much more than compliance. And when organisations don’t think about safety as a cultural challenge they will never be as safe as they could be.
This white paper brings together the findings of our work to date with thinking from industry experts, our safety culture work with clients, and an extensive evidence review. It is designed to give you an insight into what elements are needed to create a great safety culture within your business and provide some practical advice on how to measure and understand safety culture.