June 12, 2020
Safety is a top priority at your company. Taking steps to keep your employees safe and healthy is critical to running a successful business. So, when employees express concerns related to safety in your workplace, you need to take swift action. Get more information and amend the situation as quickly as possible.
When your workers feel safe, it helps your business in the following six ways:
Happy workers are ready, willing and able to work hard for your company. Conversely, when workers feel unsafe, it can rob them of focus and concentration, and hinder their job performance.
If employees feel unsafe on the job, they’ll leave—pure and simple. And the cost of turnover is high when you consider what it takes to find and place a new employee. Instead, you can preserve the lifeblood of your company by helping your workers stay safe.
Your business reputation is everything. It affects the quality of workers you’re able to maintain, plus future hires interested in working for you. It also impacts the caliber of customers you’re able to attract and how much they’re willing to pay for your product. Maintaining a good reputation is key to business success.
Productive, happy employees are also innovative and creative—sharing their ideas and helping your company move forward. The higher the quality of your output, the more satisfied your customer base. When workers feel safe, they’re much more likely to be satisfied with their job and productive at work.
Avoid legal concerns.
If employees feel their safety is in danger, or worse—if a worker is injured on the job—you face costly legal fees and any other repercussions associated with a lawsuit. This is easily avoided by maintaining a safe workplace.
Good business ethics.
Helping your employee stay safe is just the right thing to do. Every worker has the right to work in a clean, safe work environment. As an employer, it’s up to you to ensure your company upholds all safety standards.
Need help with training?
To maintain safe practices at your company, it can help to hold regular trainings and in-services with your workers. If you need support, check with your recruiter for available training opportunities.
In search of new workers?
If you need to replenish your workforce, or staff up—contact Inter-Connect. We’ll work with you to understand your staffing needs and help you find qualified employees who fit.