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By SafetyCulture Team
November 6th, 2020

From Iron Bars to Iron Man | A Conversation with John McAvoy

At our ‘From Surviving To Thriving’ Virtual Summit, we heard from John McAvoy, who has an incredible story of resilience and transformation to share. John was a high-profile armed robber serving life in prison at age 24, where he found redemption through the power of sport. Born into a criminal environment, John served a total …

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By David Brown
November 6th, 2020

Moving from Surviving to Thriving: 5 Tips

When I hosted the public radio program “Marketplace” in the early 2000’s, we had a segment in the middle of the broadcast that offered a quick review of what was happening on Wall Street.  “Now, let’s do the numbers,” I’d say, and off we’d go into a rapid-fire, somewhat tongue in cheek summary of big moves …

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Category: Industry Trends
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By Kerry Needs
November 6th, 2020

Training your workforce to improve your COVID-19 response

As the impact of the global pandemic becomes apparent within each business, many are now recognizing that training on health and safety standards is just as important as compliance. COVID-19 may be a temporary disruption, but it’s shaken up the world, and many of the standards being adopted right now will continue to exist in …

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By Kerry Needs
November 6th, 2020

Building COVID-19 resiliency with on-the-go checklists

Regardless of which industry you’re in, checklists are essential. From reopening a hair salon to taking stock of medical supplies in a surgeon’s theater, inspections help keep everyone feeling safe and secure. Since COVID-19 unfolded, checks have taken a more central role in everyone’s lives. Maintaining clean spaces and observing social distancing means that compliance …

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By Kerry Needs
November 6th, 2020

Minimize the risk of COVID-19 closures at your facility

When it comes to re-opening or managing a facility, there are usually huge amounts of checks and plans to be implemented as a standard. The battle to adhere to new measures under the uncertainty of rapid closures and reopens can make it even more difficult to get up to speed.  We discover how to reopen …

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By SafetyCulture Team
November 4th, 2020

The Future of Hospitality: Operations Trends for 2021

Mention end-to-end disruption, and the hospitality industry comes to mind. One of the hardest-hit sectors by COVID-19, many establishments are still finding ways to plate up safely while facing revenue declines of 40-50%.  The global pandemic accelerated trends that had been building for years and upended longstanding hospitality practices. Leaders in this space have been …

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By SafetyCulture Team
November 4th, 2020

The Future of Retail: Operations Trends for 2021

There’s no doubt that 2020 has dramatically upended how companies and consumers transact. Omnichannel shoppers are on the rise, with one in three shoppers using multiple channels to reach their purchasing decisions. E-commerce continues to gain ground as 52% of Americans opt for window browsers over window shopping. The global pandemic accelerated retail trends that …

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By Alistair Venn
November 3rd, 2020

SafetyCulture COO: Innovation regardless of whether you’re building with bolts or bytes

Operations keeps our world running smoothly — it’s the operational teams who power our infrastructure, keep our supply chains moving, build valuable new products, and delight people everywhere.  I spent the first half of my career in mining and manufacturing at Siemens and Rolls-Royce Aerospace. I’ve celebrated with my teams when we’ve delivered something on …

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By SafetyCulture Team
November 2nd, 2020

Swimming with sharks | How to build an adaptable business model

Sharks have arrived in the business world, snapping up the hearts and minds of customers with a different approach to solving problems: fast adaptation. Fast adaptation isn’t a buzzword, it’s a system. With it, business sharks are able to rapidly shift their operations in response to new threats, unforeseen external events, and changing market needs. …

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By SafetyCulture Team
November 1st, 2020

Plating up safety with Chipotle

Hospitality has traditionally been a service and quality-focused industry. Cook delicious food, pair it with five-star service and add a side of ambiance for a winner. Now, with COVID-19 turning operating models on their heads, plating up safely has become one of the biggest value creators in hospitality. Leaders in this space are prioritizing safety …

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