As many business professionals know, strong relationships are crucial in developing a trustworthy interaction between companies. Staffing agencies should build upon these relationships for many reasons, one of which is to ensure safe workplaces. A business should have Staffing Workers’ Compensation and should also emphasize safety on a daily basis.
These tips provided by StaffingTalk.com provide some good direction for recruiters in doing a proper check of a work environment. A recruiter should be aware of these issues when sending a temp over to a client.
1.) Make Sure The Business Has Proper Housekeeping – A messy and unorganized workplace is often a sign of poor management. A facility in disarray could mean other problems as well such as financial issues that would be bad news for your temp.
2.) How Is the Business’ Morale? – Employee attitude can be a big indication of the business as a whole. Employee morale can have a lot more to do with safety than one might think. If the workers are unhappy, there is often a greater risk of workplace injury.
3.) Get the Client’s OSHA Log – It is important to ask for the client’s OSHA Form 300 to see how many injuries it has compared to other businesses. If there has been injuries, has there been efforts made to keep them for occurring again? A good recruiter will know their facts before sending a temp into a potentially hazardous work environment.
4.) Does The Company Have Safety Training? – If your client conducts safety training (which it should) find out if temporary and contract employees are always included in the training. Temp employees, as a general rule of thumb, should always been included in training other workers receive.
5.) Make a List and Stick To It – In a facility or plant tour, it can often be easy to get distracted and forget the items you came to check on. Bring a list with you so you won’t forget the questions you came to have answered. If you don’t know the questions to ask, consult your insurance provider who will be able to give you a list of potential problems and hazards.
At World Wide Specialty Programs, we can help you know what to look for when speaking with a business client. To discuss your questions and concerns, give us a call today at (877) 256-0468.