Employee benefits and health insurances
Now-a-days, this is not really considered a luxury, but a part of the employer’s responsibility towards his or her people. However, it is true that not all companies really give as much as they should. For example, they might cover their employees’ medical bills; but their dental health or optician’s bills don’t get covered by said benefits. Change this in your company. You can also offer further benefits, like employee gym benefits or even covering their mental health bills. The last one can be particularly important if their job is intensely stressful.
The advantages of proper training
It is no secret that some kinds of jobs are dangerous; and perhaps underpaid for the risks they take. And this is regardless to whether or not they have to use heavy machinery. If you feel that the jobs you ask your employees to perform can be dangerous, then take the precaution of coaching them prior to giving them any risky jobs. For example, if they have to use a forklift to perform their job, a forklift safety guide, what to do if something goes wrong, and a demonstration on how to handle such a machine affectively are all great things to train them with.
The simplest way to help your employees come to you if a problem arises
Providing them with a training might help them with working safely at heights, but it may prove ineffective if your employees need help otherwise. For this, you need to establish a good connection with your employees. Unfortunately, this is something that requires a little time and more than a little effort. But if you are looking for the simplest way of connecting with your employees and helping them be more comfortable coming to you if a problem arises; treat them to regular meals. Make it an unofficial kind of thing; so they get comfortable talking to you.
Learning the art listening and the art of diffusing a situation among employees
No matter how friendly you are, if you’re not a good listener, then your employees will still hesitate to come to you if they need you. This is especially true if they have issues with fellow employees. If a problem as such arises, make sure to listen to both parties patiently; regardless to who you believe is right. Try you best to diffuse the situation and make it so that both parties are happy in the end. It’s also a good idea to let them talk their problem out; while you act as the mediator.