Top 5 Trends Among Ving's Community Of Users

 Big Positive Impacts From Changes Within Reach

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#1 Keeping Up With Social Distancing Requirements

Everyone is talking about; How do we keep up with social distancing requirements?  How do we make sure our employees know we care?  Clearly, everyone is thinking the same thing, the days of gathering everyone into a trailer, conference room, or around a piece of equipment to conduct your training are gone.   What most are thinking is we don’t want our employees to have negative feelings towards the company for making them group together, we don’t want to create anxious moments for people.   As well, Safety Managers have always said, pulling people off the job for training is a huge challenge.   Finding time to pull people off the job and do the training multiple times is the challenge that needs to be solved.  

What Ving users found was that making this adjustment overcame the challenge of adhering to social distancing requirements and that a sided benefit was clearly improving their overall safety training and employee attitude toward training.   

Now, this is interesting,  according to the Center for Disease Control, you are at risk of contracting COVID-19 if you have sustained close contact (10 minutes or longer) within six feet of a person with COVID-19 while they had symptoms.   What’s the potential impacted?  Imagine if 10 of your best workers reported off for the next two weeks because they are required to quarantine!?  With the average cost of a temp worker at $20 an hour, plus the salary and benefits that you’re paying for the person that’s out on quarantine, ramifications of not social distancing create yet another negative impact to the company's financials. 


Here’s what the Ving community of users are doing.   Minimizing the need to gather employees together,  and avoid breaking social distancing requirements by way of using core Ving features.  As well, they are eliminating the need to do the same training or deliver the same leadership message over and over,  until every employee is covered.

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#2 Delivering Frequent, Consistent Leadership Communication

There isn’t a business on the planet that hasn’t felt the impact of the Pandemic. Employees know that theirs is not exempt. More than ever, employees have lots of questions and the need to hear one consistent message from their company leadership is critical. Answering questions, like: Will the Pandemic cause me to lose my job? Will I get Laid off? How will the Pandemic impact our overall company stability? And more. Unanswered questions fuel rumor, concern, and anxiety that result in a higher turnover. Society for Human Resource Management states that the average cost to hire an employee is $4,129, with around 42 days to fill a position.

What Ving users found was that they could make this adjustment to increase their level of employee engagement and ensure message consistency across the entire employee base.


Here’s what the Ving community of users are doing. They’ve made Ving their primary employee communication tool, replacing in person leadership meetings and email and voice mail blasts with trackable video messages and feedback loops. Increasing the frequency and constnaMost will say that their previous method left them with now insight as to “message received, understood” and that with Vings core features of messaging tracking and dashboards with real time engagement stats they had a new found visibility on how well they were connected with their employee base. Updates to employees about policy paired with a video message from a CEO is a game-changer. When people see the messenger, exponentially more likely to connect with the message. The video or audio paired with crucial information and feedback loop are even more critical if you are asking them to do something, like adopt a new process. Employees will be way more inclined to take accountability and responsibility to participate. Increasing your employee loyalty is another significant gain from this approach; it’s a fact the more we feel appreciated and connected to our employer, the more likely we are to stay; helping you to reduce overall turnover.

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#3 Eliminating the Risk of Paper-Based Checklists, Post-Its On The Wall

All too often, we hear the story, “we still use post-its for safety tips,” “we staple notes to time cards,” and “we hang a poster up on the break room wall.” Most will admit that their current process has some flaws. Not what you want to hear when someone’s safety is in jeopardy because the post-it falls off the wall! The predominant challenges with these methods have to do with lagging information, chasing people down to ensure “message received”, and then spending hours compiling and summarizing reports. If you’ve had enough, make this minor adjustment for significant results (see an adjustment to make).

Ving users tell us that Ving QR codes solve the problem. Employees quickly, easily retrieve checklists with a simple scan of our QR code. What Ving users do is create microbursts out of the standard safety checklist, operating procedure for pre-use, post-use, equipment maintenance checklist. Their employees have the right information in the right place at the right time. What they also like is that they have an automated record/report of who did what when to ensure safety and or proper equipment maintenance.

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#4  Building Safety Habits, Moving to Microburst Safety Training

Many of us are familiar with the saying; it takes about 21 days to form a new habit. So, why would we think one training session does the trick? Take a closer look at the research, and you find that a new habit usually takes a little more than two months — 66 days to be exact — and as much as 254 days until it's fully formed. Another critical factoid is that in just two days, your employees will forget 40 - 50% of what they learned in their safety training classroom. Within a week, they'll most likely forget 90% of what they learned


Revamp your training approach to align with today's modern learner.


Here is how Ving users make excellent use of microburst learning to perfectly align with today's learning styles. Think about the last time you needed to learn something new. Odds are you went straight to Google or Youtube. Did you look for the longest article to read? The longest video? No. We all do the same thing; we look for the shortest and most relevant content that gives us the answer we need. This is the direct opposite of looking for the solution in a 45-minute conference room training that happened several weeks ago.

Ving users set the minimum amount of minutes of training that is required for the day/week/month, and our automated reminders handle the rest. These reminders will pick your employee up right where they left off. Goodbye once and done training. No more pulling people off the job floor for 30 minutes.


Use microburst settings to automatically divide the longer course into multiple segments (5 minutes or less is recommended). Employees get a short burst of training that helps to keep safety top of mind all the time and eventually turn that once-forgotten training into a day to day habit.

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#5 Leveraging Employee Experts to Create Reusable Training 

Across the board, our customers would agree that they all have those employees that have become our subject matter experts. The ones that know how to use and service your most valuable equipment, service your most profitable customer, deliver quality on time, and respect others. When one of them retires or walks out the door, a noticeable gap is left behind. The transition has a significant impact on business, which can translate into customer satisfaction challenges. To overcome this challenge and ensure valuable company skills/information are retained for the next new hire, Ving users capture valuable company information before it walks out the door.

With an iPhone, webcam, or any other recording device, a steady hand, and their best employee Ving users head to the factory floor. Their goal is to take that multi-step process unique to their business, capture it, and use it for training. So they record their expert talking through the steps, take pictures of the right way and the wrong way to ensure visuals are readily available. Then create a five-point checklist for step by step instructions. Group it all in one nice digital packet of information and place it in your Ving library ready for whenever you need it. Each packet in your library can be used immediately, copied, or revised to make year to year updating a breeze.

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