Does your company use PPE bags? This term refers to what is usually a large duffel bag or plastic container, utilized to organize personal protective equipment for employees. The PPE bag is a simple, effective resource that can help an organization communicate a higher level of care and commitment to their team. This small gesture can pay dividends in employee engagement, retention and even recruitment.
In Maslow’s Heirarchy of Needs, he expresses as part of his Theory of Human Motivation that unless the base needs are met, humans will struggle to reach higher states of realization. Safety serves as the second tier of human needs and motivation. As humans, we all require a sense of safety if we are going to operate beyond our physiological needs into a state of belonging. When an employee feels like they are safe, they can begin to feel like they belong and this is key to retaining good talent in your organization. Before you think we are making too deep of a philosophical reach with this text, let’s peer behind the curtain of some of the most common safety approaches. Here are some real-life situations to consider.