As a business or office manager, you will no doubt be aware of the plethora of legal and moral responsibilities to your employees.
Here are the top five responsibilities that companies and managers have to their employees.
The importance of investing in the health and wellness of your employees can never be underestimated, and the benefits are significantly more far-reaching than creating a happy and strong workforce.
When the mental health of your employees is professionally assisted, addressed, and nurtured, this will directly result in higher efficiency and productivity level, a higher standard of work, lower healthcare costs and payouts, and a significant reduction of absences per annum. Wellness programs should be a necessary addition to any business model and not merely an afterthought.
You should always encourage your employees to take care of their personal belongings, storing them safely in a locked drawer or desk wherever possible. Business managers should implement regular and thorough fire drills as well as disaster management drills in general and must guarantee regular and thorough training workshops and courses where applicable.
Self defense classes are a prudent, helpful, and thoughtful addition to your employee program options available, and you should impress upon every individual that they must always work safely and intelligently whenever they are on site. The health and safety of your employees should always be of the utmost, paramount priority.
Competitive and Efficient Pay Grades
The simplest and most effective way to establish pay for each individual job is to evaluate that job’s position without the current employee filling the role. Setting fair and concise pay grades is a relatively easy task and can be carried out in three simple steps:
- Write detailed and considered job descriptions for all your positions
- Evaluate and rank each position solely by the level of responsibility the position holds
- Place each job within a compensation structure, grouping job roles with relatively equal weigh into different classifications and levels of positions
Basic Necessities for Employees
Companies must always operate due diligence in ensuring all the basic facilities on site are clean, tidy, safe, and secure. The employer should ensure their employees have all the basic facilities such as clean toilets, clean and tidy eating areas, properly stocked washrooms, and properly supplied, constantly available drinking water.
Prevention and Protection from Harassment
Nowadays, the equality act is the most scrutinized of all workplace rules and regulations, and the disability discrimination act of 1992 states that harassment, verbal abuse, and physical attacks against mental health conditioned employees are categorically unacceptable and never to be tolerated.
In broader terms, the United States equality act works towards employees to be treated fairly, and there are nine main characteristics the act is specifically designed towards as it’s these characteristics that people within your business should not discriminate against:
- Gender Reassignment
- Religion or Atheism
- Pregnancy and Motherhood
- Sexual Orientation
- Physical Disabilities
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
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