Unless you are an artist who never wants to sell your work or an author who writes only for yourself, you have to deal with people. Workplaces are full of a diverse selection of people with personalities that differ considerably. While every person has their own way of expressing their personality, there are four main types that the majority of the world falls into. Knowing these types can benefit you on the job in many ways.
Anytime there is a task or workplace that involves some kind of an environmental risk to an employee, the employer is required to provide personal protective equipment. Not only does it protect the employee from direct harm, PPE also reduces the cost of accidents, workers’ comp premium increases, and employee down time due to preventable injuries.
Like most businesses in California, almost anyone who employs workers is required to also have workers’ compensation insurance in place to protect such employees from injuries and harm while working. This is well known as general business practice. However, what is not well understood are the codes used by the coverage industry to determine the cost and premium the business pays for the necessary coverage.
People are familiar with tax audits from the IRS, their state tax agency and from state industrial relations when it comes to running a business with employees. However, the one area that tends to confuse new business owners and managers is the workers’ compensation audit.
Building an employee team of diverse and motivated individuals that enthusiastically engages with colleagues, embraces organization values, and contributes to the bottom line is essential for success.
Hiring a well-qualified prospect who doesn’t meet expectations is a waste of time, effort, money and productivity. The cost of getting it wrong is why it’s important to get it right – the first time. Just because a candidate has an impressive resume and interviews well doesn’t necessarily mean they will be the best fit for the job.
Safety culture involves all the overt and implied rules, expectations, history and rules of thinking that a group of people share and follow. It involves developing both express and implied understanding of safety as it applies to a given workplace or company. It’s not simply a procedure or guidebook; safety culture is about how people live and function safely in a work environment. Obviously, that goes a lot deeper than just a few pages of rules and how-to instructions.
Hiring the best and the brightest is not an option – it’s an absolute necessity. It’s vital to identify top performers – “A” Players – who fit your culture and can contribute to the success of the your business.
Companies going through a growth phase face an additional wrinkle in the high priority task of hiring “A” Players – time is of the essence to capitalize on the emerging opportunities that are driving the need for staff growth.
An employer’s goal is not only to protect their company, but also to protect their employees. With social media uprising it may seem impossible to put rules into place, but with proper guidelines and policies, employers and employees can both feel at ease.