5 Ways Interactive Maps Improve Emergency Alert Systems

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Not All Emergency Notification Systems Are The Same

Does your company have a modern mass communication system? When I say “modern,” I am referring to one that doesn’t rely solely on email or phone; one that is able to contact employees on multiple devices simultaneously; one that can be activated in a matter of seconds and reach its intended audience within minutes. I’m going to add another feature in the mix because it is so invaluable when it comes to reaction time – interactive maps. Read More

How Lone Worker Safety Monitoring Can Transform Your Business

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Standardizing Safety Procedures

If your organization employs lone workers – those employees who work in the field alone – you need to be extra mindful of their lone worker safety. Configuring a safety plan that meets your organization’s needs can not only protect lone workers but can streamline your business operations. By providing employees with best practices for working alone and establishing a monitoring practice, every employee can feel safe no matter where they work. Read More

Greyhound Deploys AlertMedia Emergency Notification System

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Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving over 3,800 destinations across North America, has deployed AlertMedia’s emergency notification system. Greyhound sought out to find a communication tool that would be easy for both executives and staff to streamline the way they were communicating within their workforce. With thousands of employees who are always on the go, the bus carrier recognized the need for a speedy and reliable way to connect with their workers. With the help of AlertMedia’s intuitive interface and customizable platform, Greyhound can now communicate updates and notifications with their people instantly and across any device. Read More

AlertMedia helps lone workers never be alone

Are you Doing Enough to Keep Your Lone Workers Safe?

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Lone Worker Safety – What Does it Mean?

Not every employee has the benefit of working with peers. Some are lone workers who do their jobs pretty much solo without coworkers or even supervisors nearby. Contractors, field workers, home health care nurses, social workers, realtors, and fleet drivers are just a few examples of lone workers. It is estimated that there are 53 million lone workers in Canada, the United States and Europe combined; a total of about 15 percent of the overall workforce. IDC estimates there are approximately 1.3 billion people who are considered mobile workers, many of whom work alone all or part of their day. Read More

AlertMedia Emergency Communications

How Many Communication Channels are Enough for an Emergency Communications System?

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Emergency Notifications Then and now

If we are old enough, we can think back to the time when emergency notifications at work were fire alarms, overhead speaker alerts, and possibly a phone call with an automated message. These are also the days when most of us drove to work, stayed at the same desk at the same location for eight hours, then drove home. How many of us can say we follow this same nine to five, predictable schedule? Read More

Encouraging Employees to Become Brand Advocates

Encouraging Employees to Become Brand Advocates

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You Have Brand Advocates at Your Fingertips

Workforce.com published an article this week titled “How Engaged Employees Can Help Protect Your Brand from ‘Fake News.’” The premise is that every employee can become a brand advocate and push out positive brand messaging via social media, a much more effective marketing tactic than most corporate marketing programs. The key is to equip employees with relevant, interesting, and thought-provoking information that is “safe” to share. Read More

The Easiest way to get Everyone on the Same Page

The Easiest Way to get Everyone on the Same Page

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How Connected is Your Company?

When we talk about teamwork, collaboration, and office culture, we’d like to think we all work well together. Truth is, today’s workforce is highly mobile and often dispersed. Having everyone together under one roof is nearly impossible. How do you keep the small company feel, with the ideal flow of communication and sharing of knowledge, while still growing? You need software to bring people onto the same page. Read More

Key Emergency Notification System Features

Key Emergency Notification System Features You Need Now

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Finding the Right System

An emergency notification system is all you need to protect your employees, right? That can be easier said than done. If you’ve been relying on email or phones to inform and alert your employees, you have a little homework to do before you can choose the best emergency notification software for your company. There are many providers out there offering all kinds of features, capabilities, pricing, integrations, and promises, but which ones best fit your requirements? Read More

Automating Communications

Have You Automated Your Emergency Notifications? How This One Step Can Save Lives

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Emergencies Aren’t The Time to Plan

We don’t often think of emergency response until there is an actual emergency which is the absolute worst time to figure it out. When you’re in a crisis, you and your co-workers are less likely to think as clearly as when you aren’t. An emergency “plan” is just that, a plan. It’s your guide to getting you and your employees out of harm’s way and keep the business up and running as best as possible. The more steps you can remove from the process through automation, the better off everyone will be. Read More

Employee Engagement Starts with Communication

Employee Engagement Starts with Communication

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What’s The Big Deal?

Employee engagement. This term has been popping up everywhere for quite a while, yet organizations are still struggling to define it, execute it, and measure it. Here are some of the stats we keep seeing:

  • 70% of U.S. workers are not engaged at work
  • 60% of millennials are open to a different job opportunity
  • Disengaged employees are estimated to cost the U.S. up to $550 billion

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