Driving Employee Engagement by Championing Microlearning Methods and Enhanced Communications Techniques

How bulletins and mircolearning can elevate employee engagement.


With the pace of business increasing at an accelerating rate, people managers often find themselves having to process new information very quickly as well as transfer this new-found knowledge to their direct reports. With each learner having his or her own way of processing information, this can, at times, be quite a feat.

As a result, experts in the training space have championed learning styles that have yielded positive outcomes for a high number of individuals. Of these, one approach that has had a noticeable impact is mircrolearning.

Let’s take a look, shall we?

Driving Progress through Bursts of Learning | Microlearning Simplified


Let’s start with the meaning of microlearning. Simply stated, it is “learning in small steps.” While that may not seem innovative at first, once you learn the benefits it provides, you’ll realize how underutilized a concept is has been … Read more...

Using Mobility to Increase Business Agility

With the Intelex mobile application, every employee can report real-time data on incidents where and when they occur, allowing for accelerated response and resolution anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Protecting the health and safety of your employees and ensuring product quality is a 24/7/365 job. Keeping employees productive, aware, and engaged is a critical component of your EHSQ program.

The Intelex Mobile application helps you simplify data intake, and get communications and best practices to the right people at the right time. It also will help you build an engaged workforce for improved EHSQ program adoption.

The fifth webinar in Intelex’s Product Webinar series focuses on Intelex Mobile. The webinar is Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 10 am. The webinar will feature Aaron Davis, Senior Product Marketing Manager, and Dylan Adams, Senior Product Solutions Consultant. They will demonstrate:

  • How mobility can increase efficiency and productivity, and build business agility  
  • How
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Make 2020 Your Year for the Perfect Vision Statement

Does your vision statement set the tone for how your company, your EHSQ function, and your employees should think and act moving forward? 

If not, you might be ignoring an opportunity to integrate EHS with operational excellence efforts at your organization. 

Earlier this year, Intelex Technologies, where I am a vice president and practice lead for safety and health, was acquired by Industrial Scientific Corp. (ISC). 

Not long after assuming leadership of Intelex, Justin McElhattan, president of ISC and its subsidiaries, shared the vision for the companies he oversees. “We are here to dedicate our careers to eliminating death on the job by the year 2050,” McElhattan declared. 

His statement was not elaborate, but it was clear, concise, and set the tone for how the companies and employees are to think and act moving forward. Metaphorically speaking, Justin McElhattan did not just communicate a corporate vision, but our true north star; the fixed destination for the next three decades. It’s … Read more...

The Power of a Robust Safety Culture

If you doubt the power of a robust safety culture, you’ll want to learn more about the turnaround at the Goodyear Innovation Center Manufacturing (ICM) plant in Akron, Ohio.

Over a period of about five years, the facility, also known as Goodyear’s Racing Division, turned a litany of challenges and a long list of substandard performance metrics into a finely tuned, prosperous, and continuously improving operation.

And it all started with safety.

Describing the Racing Division business as it was in the fall of 2013 when Goodyear Corporate began an initiative to redouble its continuous improvement efforts, Dave Coleman, finance business partner and continuous improvement (CI) leader, resorted to several lists. During a presentation to a group of CI practitioners at a recent AME Cleveland Consortia event, he noted that from the outside view, ICM had:

• The worst safety record of all Goodyear manufacturing businesses.
• Run through five … Read more...

IIoT and the Continuing Evolution of Safety Management Systems

Safety management systems, like other performance-based systems, have evolved over the years. The establishment of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 1971 was a catalyst for a renewed emphasis on health and safety in the workplace, driven mostly by compliance. As a result, the 1970s saw a focused drive toward compliance and physical controls for hazards in the workplace. 

As EHS programs began to mature, the 1980s saw an evolution of behavior-based safety, which utilized a scientific approach based on the theories of Herbert William Heinrich in his definitive book Industrial Accident Prevention, A Scientific Approach. (Heinrich, 1941) Behavior-based safety is a broad term used to describe everything from employee behavior audits and feedback to a comprehensive safety management system designed to change a company’s safety culture. 

The 1990s saw a resurgence of knowledge and capability training combined with new methods of transferring information, such as online training. … Read more...

Performance and Why It Matters

Improving safety performance is a team effort that is based on data that easily can be monitored and measured to prioritize where safety programs can have the most impact.  When it comes to improving performance in Health and Safety, this webinar, “Performance and Why It Matters, sponsored by Intelex, explains why organizations must leverage their most important asset - their tools and data - to improve future H&S performance. 

Better tools and processes give workers the power to improve their performance through data-driven decision-making and enhanced situational awareness. The result is a stronger EHSQ practice that drives improved overall business results and revenue. Tomorrow’s businesses will rest on a strong foundation consisting of rigorous EHSQ performance, singular dedication to customer satisfaction, and a passion for innovation.   

You will hear from Kanwer Kahn, CSP, CRSP, QEP, P.E., who is Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety and Security for SUEZ North America. In his … Read more...

Engaging your Employees: Four Strategies for Success

How do you help employees feel accountable in their jobs? How do you create and cultivate a workplace filled with engaged employees? This potentially is the Holy Grail for many organizations, regardless of industry.

Deep and deliberate employee engagement can result in a more focused workforce where the right thing is done even when no one is looking. It’s not hard to imagine how this can translate into a quantifiable ROI for your organization. The key to achieving this level of engagement is motivation.

Motivation is necessary for survival in the most basic sense of the word. We need to be motivated to get out of bed, feed ourselves, shower, go to the doctor, clean the house, celebrate birthdays and all the other seemingly mundane tasks that create meaning in the context of private and public interactions and cultural contracts. This motivation becomes important in the workplace when health, safety, … Read more...

Intelex ½ Vision Meeting – 2014.5

Are we really half way through Fiscal Year 2014? It seems only yesterday that Intelexians were testing their luck and rolling the dice at our annual Vision Meeting’s pop up Casino party. But spring is finally here which means one specific thing for all Torontonians: Jays Games. It also means it’s time for the Intelex team to get together and reflect on the year and to map out goals for the next 6 months. And so begins the Half Vision Meeting – 2014.5.

Blue t-shirts arrived prior to the event to help celebrate our Gartner accomplishments in style. All 250 matching Intelexians were in attendance including two of our British colleagues, Bobby  and Colin, who flew in for the occasion! New products on the roadmap, expansion plans, and marketing initiatives were shared by the executive team. CEO Mark Jaine took the stage for the grand finale, a motivational presentation about … Read more...

Intelex makes the 2014 list of Canada’s Top 50 Small and Medium Employers again!

We have big news! We’ve just been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Small and Medium Employers for 2014. That makes two times in two years that Intelex has won this prestigious award!

The program, which ranked Intelex against hundreds of other small and medium employers across the country based on employee-engagement scores, was facilitated by Queen’s School of Business and AON Hewitt.

The Intelex team is buzzing with excitement from this new achievement, as it represents our dedication to company culture and most of all, our team, without whom this award would not be possible.

Congratulations to all the companies named in the BSME award. You can view the full list here.… Read more...