May 27, 2020
June is National Safety Month and considering what the world has been dealing with over the last several months, this has even more meaning for businesses and their associates.
Your team is your most valuable resource and they should be treated as such. JW Marriott said, “If you take good care of your employees, they will take good care of your customers”. The success of any organization is due to leadership and the continuous hard work put in by happy and valued employees.
Taking good care of your employees goes beyond rewarding extra efforts, listening to their ideas, or paying a fair wage. With Coronavirus, employers have an even greater responsibility for creating a safe and sanitary work environment to keep their employees and their families healthy. It is a win-win when doing the right thing ethically also makes good business sense.
Understandably, there is a lot of fear among us. Our employees are undoubtedly concerned about the risks they may face when getting back to work. It is our duty as employers to mitigate this anxiety felt by our team.
In order to comfort our employees, preventative measures in the workplace must be clearly communicated. Some ideas include talking about new restrictions and procedures, getting input, encouraging the team to stay home if they are sick, posting signage to remind employees to wash hands and keep a safe distance. It should crystal clear that the well-being of all employees is the top priority.
And of course, personal protective equipment (PPE) like hand sanitizing gel, masks or face shields is a necessity. Your employees should never have to question their safety in the workplace. If you need help creating a safe, sanitary, and stress-free environment for your team, let’s talk.
Jordan Grable, CEO Echo Marketing