Your employees are your most valuable asset. They are the drivers of your business success or failure. Unhappy and unmotivated employees can create a disastrous situation. As a business owner you have to make the tough decisions to increase the company’s bottom line. You also must consider how well your employees fit into the company culture. Keeping your employees safe while on the job is your responsibility.
Practice Self Awareness And How To Spot Suspicious Behavior:
New employees need to be able to understand the processes and procedures during the first few weeks of employment. This is a perfect time to introduce because it can give new employees an opportunity to learn without compromising the work. It is important to involve new employees in what to look for in reporting suspicious behavior. Long term employees often need a refresher course in self-awareness and an avenue to report unusual behavior patterns. Having a set routine of duties along with an established safety protocol can help employees be more proactive in spotting suspicious behavior.
Check In With Your Employees On A Regular Basis:
Your employees expect you to be accessible to their needs. Managers and other high level employers need avenues to be able to resolve issues that crop up from time to time. Checking in with your employees on a regular basis shows that you care about their safety and are on top of any situation. You may do this in a number of ways either online or in person. Online courses are available to document issues and behavior patterns that can be monitored remotely. It is important however that you have at least one method of checking in with your employees.
Plan And Implement Safety Procedures:
Every business needs an emergency plan that includes business continuity and safety procedures. Your employees need to have a good understanding of what to do in case of an emergency. Recently emergency procedures have included a section on what to do in the event of an active shooter. Employees definitely need to be aware of what to do in this situation as it has happened more frequently in the recent past.
Employees that are actively motivated and involved in the company’s success are less likely to react violently or haphazardly. A good knowledge and implementation of your company’s emergency plan will help your employees stay safe. It also helps with the company’s bottom line.