10 min

How Safety Programs can Enhance Employee Job Satisfaction ~ with Joe Stevens Happy Employees

    • Business

An Interview with Joe Stevens on how safety programs can enhance employee job satisfaction.

Today I’m here with Joe Stevens (Bridge Consultants) discussing how safety programs can enhance employee job satisfaction. The happier an employee is, the more likely he is to do his job. To look out for others, one of the big parts of safety is not just that an individual’s doing his job, but being aware of others too. The more positive a worker feels about his job and his company, the more likely he is to make a greater contribution. Sometimes we see that productivity goals are met on a more regular basis when the workforce is truly engaged. The whole company thrives when the workforce is happier and feeling better about things. Working with people that are in a better frame of mind, feeling more positive about the company, the company benefits from that. Culture is at the heart of a successful organization of any type. The more positive you make that culture, the happier the employees and the greater the productivity.

For more "Happy Employees" insights, join our LinkedIn Group!









About Joe Stevens

HR Consultant

Bridge Consultants

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA





Website: Bridge Consultants









FULL TRANSCRIPTION:







GEOFF JOHANSING: Hello everyone. I'm Geoff Johansing. I run the Pasadena office for Insurance Office of America and I am here today for another video for employee happiness. It is my belief that if you have, as an employer, happy employees, you will succeed. And I'm here today with Joe Stevens. Joe Stevens runs Bridge Safety Consultants. It's his company.







JOE STEVENS: Good Morning, Joe.







JS: Good morning, Geoff.







GJ: Would you like to tell us a little bit about your company?







JS: I started the business 15 years ago because I saw a connection between employee happiness and culture. And a safety record. The company I was with had had a terrible safety record and I thought, “I could put in a couple of things that would work well.” They did work well; then the company was acquired, and I had the not exactly “Sophie's Choice” of taking an 18 months severance, or staying with the business... but it did mean relocating to Detroit.







GJ:  ok







JS: You can guess how long I wrestled with that decision.







GJ:  laughing...







JS: So 15 years ago I started the consulting practice to advise companies on ways that they can affect the safety culture, reducing injuries, and saving a great deal of money.  







GJ: And you have kind of a different twist. I've attended some of your presentations. I think that “laughter factor” is great. So I'm going to ask a couple of questions.







JS: Great.







GJ: And umm first we all know that culture... that culture of a company is important to the happiness factor. But you often say that safety culture is the most important. Why do you believe that?







JS: I think that employers overlook the unspoken concerns that a new employee has. He wants to know about the job, and the job requirements, and he wants to make sure he's trained. But in his mind he also wants to know is this safe? Is there a danger here? Is there a chance that I can get hurt? He doesn't verbalize that, but it is the absolute basic foundation of his evaluation of the company.







So I think that the better job a company does at addressing those safety concerns and reassuring the employee or the future employee that this is a company ...

An Interview with Joe Stevens on how safety programs can enhance employee job satisfaction.

Today I’m here with Joe Stevens (Bridge Consultants) discussing how safety programs can enhance employee job satisfaction. The happier an employee is, the more likely he is to do his job. To look out for others, one of the big parts of safety is not just that an individual’s doing his job, but being aware of others too. The more positive a worker feels about his job and his company, the more likely he is to make a greater contribution. Sometimes we see that productivity goals are met on a more regular basis when the workforce is truly engaged. The whole company thrives when the workforce is happier and feeling better about things. Working with people that are in a better frame of mind, feeling more positive about the company, the company benefits from that. Culture is at the heart of a successful organization of any type. The more positive you make that culture, the happier the employees and the greater the productivity.

For more "Happy Employees" insights, join our LinkedIn Group!









About Joe Stevens

HR Consultant

Bridge Consultants

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA





Website: Bridge Consultants









FULL TRANSCRIPTION:







GEOFF JOHANSING: Hello everyone. I'm Geoff Johansing. I run the Pasadena office for Insurance Office of America and I am here today for another video for employee happiness. It is my belief that if you have, as an employer, happy employees, you will succeed. And I'm here today with Joe Stevens. Joe Stevens runs Bridge Safety Consultants. It's his company.







JOE STEVENS: Good Morning, Joe.







JS: Good morning, Geoff.







GJ: Would you like to tell us a little bit about your company?







JS: I started the business 15 years ago because I saw a connection between employee happiness and culture. And a safety record. The company I was with had had a terrible safety record and I thought, “I could put in a couple of things that would work well.” They did work well; then the company was acquired, and I had the not exactly “Sophie's Choice” of taking an 18 months severance, or staying with the business... but it did mean relocating to Detroit.







GJ:  ok







JS: You can guess how long I wrestled with that decision.







GJ:  laughing...







JS: So 15 years ago I started the consulting practice to advise companies on ways that they can affect the safety culture, reducing injuries, and saving a great deal of money.  







GJ: And you have kind of a different twist. I've attended some of your presentations. I think that “laughter factor” is great. So I'm going to ask a couple of questions.







JS: Great.







GJ: And umm first we all know that culture... that culture of a company is important to the happiness factor. But you often say that safety culture is the most important. Why do you believe that?







JS: I think that employers overlook the unspoken concerns that a new employee has. He wants to know about the job, and the job requirements, and he wants to make sure he's trained. But in his mind he also wants to know is this safe? Is there a danger here? Is there a chance that I can get hurt? He doesn't verbalize that, but it is the absolute basic foundation of his evaluation of the company.







So I think that the better job a company does at addressing those safety concerns and reassuring the employee or the future employee that this is a company ...

10 min

Top Podcasts In Business

Udemy
NerdWallet Personal Finance
Ramsey Network
Money News Network
Dan Fleyshman
Shawn D. Nelson