So you’re looking for a lone worker safety device. Lone workers perform some of the most dangerous jobs, and it’s essential that you find a way to keep them safe and connected. But where do you start? Read More
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, home health care employment will skyrocket through 2026, with hundreds of thousands of new jobs being added. The primary reason for this explosive growth: an aging population.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people in the United States over the age of 65 will nearly double from 2012 to 2050. While a big portion of this aging population will reside in senior care facilities, many will elect to live out the remainder of their lives in the comfort of their homes, thus needing critical services, such as home health care. Read More
Last week AlertMedia, in coordination with Continuity Insights, sponsored a webinar on the winter hazards that businesses face and the things businesses should do to prepare and respond. AlertMedia’s VP of Sales, Peter Steinfeld, a 15-year industry veteran, joined Paul Yura, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service. Each contributed their insights and experience to educate a packed audience on how to improve their business readiness for the coming winter. Here’s a recap of some of the highlights: Read More
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
These infamous words about postal carriers are etched in granite over the entrance to the New York City Post Office on 8th Avenue. While this noble sentiment might have worked for postal carriers in the days of yore, today’s workers have other guidance. Today, most organizations rely on an inclement weather policy to let employees know if they should come into work or stay home when bad weather strikes. Read More
All businesses work hard to communicate effectively with their employees. In the age of the mobile phone, text alerts have become a popular way for businesses to quickly and effectively disseminate information.
Companies use mass-texting for many purposes. Some use text alerts to communicate with customers. Others use them for marketing purposes, to engage with prospects. For the purpose of this article, though, we will be focusing on what you should know about one specific type of communication: mass-texting to communicate with employees. Read More
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union has provided financial products and services to members in the greater Philadelphia region and beyond since 1970. FMFCU houses over $1 billion in assets. This make them the largest financial institution in Delaware County and the 10th largest in Pennsylvania. With 375 employees spread across 40 locations—many of them freestanding branch buildings—FMFCU needs a reliable mass notification system.
John Hargrove, the company’s CIO and VP of IT, has been with the credit union for nearly 30 years.
You worry about how to protect your lone workers and employees who don’t always work in the office. It’s understandable – bad things can happen to them, and sometimes they do. Lone workers all over the world face dangers that those in the office probably don’t even think about. As such, if you’re going to have employees in the field or working by themselves, then lone worker safety must be a priority for your organization. Read More
Winter may conjure up imagery suitable for a Norman Rockwell painting: sitting by the fire with a hot drink in hand, enjoying the twinkling lights and decorations, and watching through the window as snowflakes drift lazily through the air. But the reality is that the business impact of winter weather is anything but idyllic.
The economic impact of a simple snowstorm can be upwards of $1 billion. And it’s not just companies in the path of those epic nor’easters that need to take heed. Last winter, unusually cold weather as far south as Florida even caused several theme parks to close. Read More
Location is just as important in keeping employees safe as it is for buying real estate. Location is everything and can have long-term consequences. Perhaps this is why geolocation is finding its way into everything from marketing to security.
When winter weather storms in, many smart businesses pay attention to facility safety issues such as making sure sidewalks and parking lots are clear of snow and ice. A business may enact a safety plan, telling non-vital workers to stay home until it is safe to come to the office. There are many different types of winter hazards businesses must prepare for. Read More