Decision-Making And Safety Go Hand-In-Hand
- The worker’s ability to notice the little things is directly tied to improved safety
- The employee’s trainability is correlated to injury-related events in the workplace
- The laborer’s decision-making style, whether he/she is impulsive or deliberative, is related to workplace safety
- The supervisor’s level of patience is predictive of workplace outcomes
- Stress levels, both at work and home, impact performance on the job
Assessing And Training
- With our assessment tools and processes, we evaluate and quantify those traits and others that directly influence the level of safety within your organization
- We can map your results against accepted standards in your industry
- Every scale assessed has researched protocols for improvement
- We chart improvements over time to assess the effectiveness of training
- Customization is possible, as each company and situation is unique
Return On Investment
- Bottom-line benefits are enormous!
- Savings occur in numerous ways
- Typically, improving safety improves productivity
- Workman’s Comp claims are reduced and premiums with it
- Lives are saved or changed
- Retention improves
The work of Dr. Robert Hartman, called the Judgment Index™ or Hartman Value Profile (HVP), was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1973. The following are a few Judgment Index™ success stories.
Reduced Turnover Improves Safety
Turnover increases risk to an organization! Using templates uniquely developed for your organization, you can reduce turnover through the hiring process. Regular assessments offer insight into struggling employees before they leave, allowing for intervention and improving employee satisfaction. Judgment Index™ has repeatedly reduced turnover in challenging environments. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee reduced turnover in customer service from nearly 40% annually to under 10%. Reduced turnover results in more stable employee base and recruiting of targeted safe employees improves safety.
Reduced Accident Rates
A large international textile company implemented the Judgment Index™ as part of its hiring process. After three years, the company reported that its workman’s comp claims were reduced by 94% and they saw their premium drop from $1M per year to just $30,000 per year. This was attributed to the selection of employees with better decision-making skills through Judgment Index™ screening.
A Dallas based construction company reported “zero incidents” for five consecutive years after implementing the Judgment Index™ as part of their hiring process and annual employee assessments. The CEO commented “this is truly remarkable in an industry with risks at every turn.” The Judgment Index™ coupled with ongoing support helped the company develop a culture of safety.
Avoid The “Too Good” Mistake
Extremely strong judgment may indicate someone is a risk to an organization. Often those with exceptionally strong Judgment Index™ scores are easily frustrated or bored on the job. These individuals pose a risk for several reasons: (1) Frustration leading to acting out; (2) Boredom causing one to pay less attention to the process, thinking “I can do this with my eyes closed;” (3) Thinking he/she is able to outsmart the system and finds the endeavor interesting instead of disturbing and; (4) Wanting to work independently, to avoid teaming with others, and removes the accountability essential to safety.
Improved Safety Leads To Improved Quality
A large Midwest hospital system used the Judgment Index™ to identify traits associated with its highest rated nursing staff. Training was put in place for those demonstrating less than desired performance and hiring protocols were adjusted to bring onboard those with greater attention to safety using pre-hiring assessments. The result over several years was a tremendous improvement in patient care and nursing errors. As an unintended benefit, the hospital system had a much higher retention rate among nurses.